simulators | This feels like my ship

Anyone who wants to use or buy a (bridge) simulator does so mainly to train really complex maritime operations and situations, in an efficient way in a safe environment. You can also use professional simulators for research studies and testing innovative developments. Think of the application of virtual reality, operational advice tools and the testing of autonomous ships. The basic condition in all these cases is that a ship or maritime construction behaves exactly as it does in practice during the simulation.

MARIN Inside

That is precisely what makes MARIN's simulators so unique: very realistic behaviour, based on our hydrodynamic knowledge and more than 85 years of experience with model tests and calculation studies for ships and offshore structures. With our expertise and powerful software - MARIN Inside - we can, for example, 'generate' customer-specific ships and have them interact realistically (6 DoF). Consider, for example, interactions with waves, between passing ships or sailing in shallow water. It is very important that these interaction effects are accurately modelled.

Every day we feed and validate our software with new insights and wishes. From ourselves, but especially from people from the field, such as pilots, captains and instructors who use our simulators.

Simulator | simulator software sales

Our in-house developed simulator software allows you to simulate the full range of maritime operations. From simple ship handling to complex, high-risk, multi-player offshore operations, from maneuvering vessels to planing vessels. We process our knowledge and experience during research and design in our software that our customers and ourselves use on a daily basis. We continuously validate our tools with test results of models and full-scale data.

We build simulators and use them for our own research and for training complex maritime operations and situations. We also sell simulators. In this way, customers can easily train their crew at their own location.

Interested in our simulator software or simulators? Let us know using the form below. We will then contact you shortly.

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Arno Bons

Senior Project Manager

Auke Ditzel

Senior Project Manager

Full mission bridge simulators

We operate full mission bridge simulators for research, consultancy and training of professional mariners. The simulators can be used separately or combined in the same scenario. The steering controls can be easily adapted to the specifications of the simulated vessel.

Full mission bridge simulators

We operate full mission bridge simulators for research, consultancy and training of professional mariners. The simulators can be used separately or combined in the same scenario. The steering controls can be easily adapted to the specifications of the simulated vessel.

Compact manoeuvring simulators

Our Compact Manoeuvring Simulators are used to simulate smaller vessels and specific operations. These simulators are based on exactly the same ‘ownship’ functionality as the full-mission simulators.

Compact manoeuvring simulators

Our Compact Manoeuvring Simulators are used to simulate smaller vessels and specific operations. These simulators are based on exactly the same ‘ownship’ functionality as the full-mission simulators.

Fast Small Ships simulators

The Fast Small Ship Simulator provides a safe and accurate environment for training of drivers and navigators of high-speed craft (HSC) both for naval and civil operations. Today the FSSS is used for crew training & assessment on seakeeping operations both for naval and civil ops, impact forces dealing with slamming, broaching & surfing, to experience impacts on a 6DOF motion base, and for training anti-drugs, anti-terror and boarding operations.

Fast Small Ships simulators

The Fast Small Ship Simulator provides a safe and accurate environment for training of drivers and navigators of high-speed craft (HSC) both for naval and civil operations. Today the FSSS is used for crew training & assessment on seakeeping operations both for naval and civil ops, impact forces dealing with slamming, broaching & surfing, to experience impacts on a 6DOF motion base, and for training anti-drugs, anti-terror and boarding operations.

Vessel traffic simulators | VTS

The MARIN Vessel Traffic Simulator (VTS) has been the perfect training tool for VTS operators for years. Since today logistics and transportation are more and more data driven, the traditional VTS will disappear and will be replaced by Vessel Traffic Management. MARIN is building a new Seven Oceans Simulator Centre to be ready for future vessel traffic management.

Vessel traffic simulators | VTS

The MARIN Vessel Traffic Simulator (VTS) has been the perfect training tool for VTS operators for years. Since today logistics and transportation are more and more data driven, the traditional VTS will disappear and will be replaced by Vessel Traffic Management. MARIN is building a new Seven Oceans Simulator Centre to be ready for future vessel traffic management.

Houston simulator

To provide our USA clients with advice in an easy and fast way, we have our own bridge simulator facility in Houston. The Houston simulator is used for concept design and operations training and consists of a main bridge with full console, two tug stations and an Instructor Operator Station. The simulator is perfectly suited for complex research or training projects.

Houston simulator

To provide our USA clients with advice in an easy and fast way, we have our own bridge simulator facility in Houston. The Houston simulator is used for concept design and operations training and consists of a main bridge with full console, two tug stations and an Instructor Operator Station. The simulator is perfectly suited for complex research or training projects.

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