About Us

Ship Architects, Inc

Ship Architects, Inc. is a group of naval architects, marine engineers and design technicians who provide engineered solutions in concept development, contract design & construction details to shipyards and vessel owners.

Our unique strength comes from our ability to combine our shipbuilding experience and engineering knowledge with our code of conduct to produce technically sound solutions for our clients.


Our code of conduct demands us to:


Adhere to schedule and budget


Be transparent about our capabilities and expectations


Communicate with clean verbiage


Design to match the needs of our clients without compromising security of life and property

Our History

Ship Architects, Inc. was established in 1999 under the name of Schrider and Associates, Inc. The company primarily provided functional design services. Altug Basaran was hired in 2002 as a naval architect to support the company’s functional design services while expanding the company’s portfolio to include contract cost estimates.

Altug Basaran, with his business partners, acquired Schrider and Associates, Inc. in 2006, and changed the name to Ship Architects, Inc. (SAi). The new ownership quickly adopted Ship Constructor software and added production design services to the company’s portfolio. Production design services such as lofting, nesting, and pipe spools became the company’s primary focus in the following years.

Altug Basaran, P.E., became the sole owner of SAi in 2018 with the vision of further developing the functional design services to include concept and contract phases in addition to the well-established production design capabilities. A larger office building was obtained in 2019 to provide the room needed for the growth. In 2020, we began adding engineers and design technicians to our core group to support our vision.