Who we are
navalue GmbH was founded in 2019 by three partners who had previously assumed leading roles and positions in Ship Design, Project Management, R&D, Quality Management, Sales and After Sales & Warranty.
The Custom Ferry Design & Consultancy company builds on more than fifty years of practical shipyard experience. This knowledge provides a solid foundation for the creativity to develop bespoke, innovative and cost-effective solutions.
During our career we successfully contributed to the design, engineering and construction of more than sixty ro-ro and ro-pax vessels.
The purpose of the founding partners is to provide outstanding Ship Designs and Consultancy. We believe that ship owners and operators need and deserve the exactly right products to fulfill their business objectives.
How we work
Our approach to design and consulting sees customer involvement as integral part and ensures seamless support from early definition of functional requirements to delivery of the end product.
What we do
With a portfolio that ranges from developing concept designs, preparing tender packages, organizing tender processes, evaluating offers, assessing shipyards and ships to Project- and Contract Management and onsite support navalue provides expertise in the key areas of any newbuild and conversion project.
Thomas Ritte – Partner
Exceptional broad spectrum of functions and positions held in over two decades in the international marine industry. Deployed from the bottom of repair docks to negotiations in the boardrooms of shipping companies. Shipyard Executive with profound expertise in Project Management, Sales & Marketing, QM and Shipyard Infrastructure development. A strong believer in long-term thinking and lasting relationships.
Jens Heyer – Partner
Senior naval architect with more than 16 years of experience in the international shipbuilding industry. Strong expertise in Ship Design, Detailed Engineering, Shipbuilding and Project Management. He has been involved in more than fifty ro-ro, ro-pax, explorer cruise ship and special tonnage design and newbuilding projects.
Carsten Ortloff – Partner
Senior naval architect with more than 18 years of combined Ship Design and Shipbuilding experience. His focus is on Concept and Basic Design of innovative Ferries and Ro-Pax Ships, with a total of 14 ships being built or under construction. His creativity and his aim to fully understand customer needs create collaborative partnerships with clients and lead to novel designs that are fit for purpose, safe and efficient.
M: +49 171 2050100