Expertise in Boat Technology and Coaching

  • Boat and small craft technology, project management, strength, performance, and noise.
  • Training and coaching for boaters and sailors.

Boat & Small Craft

Consulting in boat and small craft technology, regarding project management, strength, performance, and noise.

Technical Consulting

Certification Support

Technical files for CE certification. Selecting the right options in the approval process. Technical calculations for workboat approvals. Discussions with authorities: Non-standard solutions, and Interpretation of requirements.

Structural Strength

Determination of loadings (slamming pressures, global loads, rudder loads, engine and propulsion loads). Material properties and comparisons. Stiffness and strength. Weight optimization. Structural design and arrangements.

Performance Prediction

Design concept evaluation. Main dimension comparisons. Resistance & Propulsion effectiveness. Detail design affecting maneuvering, seakeeping, and speed.

Strategic Development

Conceptual design & comparisons

Comparisons of different hull and propulsion concepts to optimize performance, stability, deck area, volume, structures or weight, or their combinations.

Manufacturing methods

Effect of manufacturing methods of composites to strength, stiffness, factors of safety and structural details.

Funding Applications

Consulting in seeking funding: Business Finland, others. Drafting the applications. From ideas and needs to a successful application. Project administration. Intermediate reporting. Financial reporting. Final report of the results.

Coaching & Training

Training and coaching for boaters and sailors.

Coaching for dinghy & keelboat sailors

Coaching for dinghy sailors, especially Juniors (optimist, 29er, 49er, Team Racing). Coaching for keelboat and offshore sailors (boatspeed development, maneuvers).

Powerboat handling training

Trailering. Launching. Checks before leaving the quay. Maneuvering. High-speed driving (lookout, navigation). Fuel economy and environmental aspects. Comfort and safety.

About us

Markku Hentinen

MSc (Tech), Naval architect. Long experience in boat techniques as a research scientist and team manager at the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), VTT Expert Services Oy, and Eurofins Expert Services Oy. Member of ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations) technical and environmental committees. Coordinator of the Boat program (2007-2012) funded by Tekes and industry. markku (at)

Mikko Hentinen

MSc (Econ).

Successful dinghy sailor.

Coached several teams and individuals at top Finnish and European levels.

mikko (at)

Contact us

Antaksentie 1
02330 Espoo

markku (at)
mikko (at)
Tel.- +358 40 552 6212