Selman Marine Design Ltd have put together an A - Z list of links which we believe you may find useful:

American Bureau
of Shipping

The ABS promotes the security of life, property and the natural environment through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine-related facilities.

British Military Powerboat Trust

The BMPT created a national Exhibition Centre to display the history of the high-speed craft used by the British armed forces in the 20th century, and bring them to life.

British Standards Institute

The Group now operates globally through its three divisions: BSI British Standards, BSI Management Systems and BSI Product Services.

Bureau Veritas

Ship classification - a range of services from vessel design and construction to its “in-service” status.


Corus is a customer focused, innovative solutions-driven company, which manufactures, processes and distributes steel and aluminium products and services to customers worldwide.

Det Norske Veritas

As one of the world's largest ship classification societies, DNV is authorised to act on behalf of some 130 national maritime authorites.

Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce

If you are feeling alone out there, struggling to make your business work against apparent odds the Chamber of Commerce is there to assist either with practical help or advice, the mentoring or support of fellow business people.


Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology - to promote the development of marine engineering, science and technology, the exchange of ideas and practices and upholding the status and knowledge of marine professionals.

International Maritime Organisation

The IMO is the United Nations specialized agency responsible for improving maritime safety and preventing pollution from ships. We are also committed to technical co-operation.

Lloyd's Register

The Lloyd's Register Group is an organisation that works to enhance safety and to approve assets and systems at sea, on land and in the air. We check that assets and systems work so that people and communities around the world can get on with everyday life.

Loch Lomond Steamship Company

Directors and volunteers are unpaid and LLSC has no staff. Yet this dedicated group have turned the 'Maid of the Loch' from a hulk in danger of sinking at the pier in 1992, into a successful business by 2001.

Maritime & Coastguard Agency

The MCA Is committed to preventing loss of life, continuously improving maritime safety, and protecting the marine environment: Safer Lives, Safer Ships, Cleaner Seas.

MET Office

The Meteorological Office provides environmental and weather-related services - in the UK and around the world.


NAFEMS is an independent not-for-profit body with the sole aim of promoting the effective use of engineering simulation methods such as finite element analysis, multibody system dynamics and computational fluid dynamics.

Royal Institute of Naval Architects

RINA is an internationally renowned professional institution whose members are involved at all levels in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures.

Royal National Lifeboat Institute

The RNLI is a charity that provides a 24-hour lifesaving service around the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Royal Yachting Association

The UK's national organisation representing the interests of everyone who goes boating for pleasure.

Society of Naval Architects and
Marine Engineers

The SNAME is an internationally recognized nonprofit, technical, professional society of individual members serving the maritime and offshore industries and their suppliers.