Vard Marine Inc.

Booth #2643
#180, 2930 Virtual Way
Vancouver , BC V5M 0A5

Vard Marine Inc. is a consulting naval architecture and marine engineering company established in July 1983. Since its inception, VARD has established an impressive client base including shipbuilders, ship owners, ship operators and government agencies. The company offers professional design engineering and shipbuilding technology services to clients throughout North America and internationally.

The services we provide include all aspects of ship design and production technology; total equipment and service packages to support offshore and domestic shipbuilding activities; transportation, economic and technical feasibility studies; research and analytical investigations; model tests and full scale trials.

Products & Services


Offshore Support Vessels VARD 1 Series

Known for good reason as “the trucks of the sea,” our expansive design portfolio of offshore support vessels (OSVs) plays an essential role in the transport of cargo to and from offshore oil fields worldwide. Our rugged OSVs are designed for maximum cargo capacity as well as superior transit operation and station-keeping capabilities. 

Anchor Handling Vessels VARD 2 Series

Featuringhighly flexible decks for heavy duty equipment and a propulsion system designedwith powerful bollard pull, anchor handlers are known for theirseakeeping capabilities in rough or icy waters. Whether they are carrying outanchor handling, towing or salvage, you will find our AHVs on duty in theArctic, Middle East, Eastern Canada, Gulf of Mexico and Alaska.

Construction Vessels VARD 3 Series

With a focus on the offshore oil and gas industry, our construction vessels provide ROV and diving support, well stimulation and intervention, and warehousing orcrew accommodations. For site preparation, drilling or exploration in arctic regions we add in our extensive experience designing for ice-infested waters. Our designs have features and capabilities that produce a flexible, stable construction platform and better safety and higher crew effectiveness overall. 

Renewables VARD 4 Series

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Ferries VARD 6 Series

Ourportfolio ranges from a small open-deck harbour ferry to a fully-enclosed470-vehicle vessel. We’ve pioneered the use of alternative fuels, batterytechnology and hybrid designs.

Naval and Security VARD 7 Series

Vard Marine’s suite of proven designs forOffshore Patrol Vessels offer the operational and performance capabilitiesneeded by navies, coast guards and other maritime security agencies around theworld. These OPVs, ranging in size from 25 to 125 metres, operate in toughcoastal and offshore environments from the tropics to polar waters. We design our offshore patrol vessels to high qualitycommercial standards, and fit with a weapons system as appropriate.

Specialized Vessels VARD 9 Series

Our specialized vessels comprise of icebreakers, researchvessels, and floating power plants. We have decades of experience designingicebreakers and ice-capable ships for the Arctic, Antarctic and sub-polarregions of the world while focussing on safety, efficiency, environmentalprotection, and comfort. Our research vessels range from hydrographic, seismicand fisheries to meteorological and oceanographic exploration, and we are leaders in designing floating power plants.

Compact Semi-Submersible

VardMarine’s industry-leading compact semi-submersible designs blend the superiormotions of a semi-submersible with a compact platform to deliver unparalleledoperability, flexibility and time on station. When we set out to innovate theCSS our goal was a cost-effective, stable platform with most of thecapabilities of much larger vessels at a far lower cost. Our CSS designsfeature a single full-length strut on each side that’s more capable and muchmore cost-effective than our nearest competitors.

Naval Architects / Marine Engineers

  • Naval Architects


  • Consulting