Argonautics Marine Engineering, Inc


Argonautics Marine Engineering, Inc. is a leading marine consulting company specialized in marine heavy-lift transportation, marine surveying and naval architecture. The company was founded in 1992 by Frank van Hoorn, a naval architect involved in marine salvage, ship design, and heavy-lift transportation since 1982. With over 500 successful projects under our belt since the start of operations, our extensive engineering and field experience benefits present and future clients. The company is incorporated in the state of California.

Our Mission

We strive to set higher standards in marine heavy-lift transportation. It is our objective to:

Provide the highest quality of service at a competitive price;
Deliver engineering results on time and within budget;
Do things right – the first time;
Offer innovative and practical solutions to reduce our client’s overall cost;
Utilize our extensive field experience and knowledge to expand the capabilities of our client’s equipment;
Minimize risks and safeguard the safety of all personnel and equipment throughout all phases of the project.


Our Profile

Argonautics Marine Engineering, Inc. combines the classic art of naval architecture with modern computer technology and offers a unique mixture of theoretical know-how and extensive hands-on field experience, often resulting in very practical solutions. The company is flexible and its naval architects can often be quickly mobilized for immediate problem solving or on-site assistance.

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Our Clients

We have been providing a wide range of services to the marine industry since its inception in 1992. Clients represent shipping, oil, drilling and engineering companies, surveyors, contractors, equipment manufacturers, law firms, and naval establishments from all corners of the world… >>


Argonautics Marine Engineering, Inc. provides a wide range of naval architectural and marine engineering consulting services to the
marine industry. These services encompass, but are not limited to:
Engineering can be provided for the marine transportation of all kinds of heavy cargoes, using heavy-lift vessels, conventional cargo
vessels, or barges… >>
During loading and offloading operations of container cranes and other heavy cargoes, mating operations, etc. on-site assitance can
be provided worldwide… >>

Marine Surveys


Cargo surveys and marine warranty surveys can be provided world wide… >>
Marine salvage assistance, such as salvage engineering and support at the casualty site can be provided world wide… >>

Forensic Engineering and Expert Witness Support


Engineering studies in support of court cases and arbitrations can be provided and expert witness testimonials given… >>
Other projects such as structural analysis of cargoes, towing preparations, motion response calculations, stability calculations,
owner’s representation, mini-seminars, etc. are offered to vessel and cargo owners world wide… >>


Argonautics Marine Engineering, Inc. is a California corporation, with offices located about 65 miles north of San Francisco. For more information on the company or for specific project inquiries, please contact us at our office:


+1 (707) 838-3925
Postal address
170 Windsor River Road, Suite B
Windsor, CA 95492, USA
Electronic mail