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Celebrating 40 years

Hydrodynamic and propulsion system design tools for naval architecture and the propeller trades – from concept to 3D CAD

Celebrating 40 years

Hydrodynamic Challenges Solved

Our core mission is providing engineering tools to develop ships, boats, and other marine vehicles – and their propellers – more efficiently and responsibly. Leading the industry in applied hydrodynamics and propeller design for more than 30 years, HydroComp’s software and training accelerate time-to-market with superior outcomes for your products and designs.

Speed. Power. HydroComp.

We’re the longtime experts for performance analysis and design tools that guide your design toward responsible, efficient vessel operation. The Vessel-Propulsor-Drive system model is the foundation of optimized performance via the industry’s gold-standard tool for Speed/Power Prediction, Operational Energy Analysis, and Propulsion System Sizing.

Propeller Trades Lean on HydroComp

Propeller designers, builders, and sales staff all rely on HydroComp tools for competitive advantage, superior products, and satisfied customers. Considered an industry advisor, our staff bring a unique expertise to help companies that are looking for new production efficiencies and better performing products.

Improving Maritime Sustainability

As our maritime industry addresses responsible environmental sustainability, and HydroComp is helping companies navigate a challenging regulatory landscape. HydroComp software provides ship operators and their designers with tools to determine their carbon footprint, identify fuel-efficient systems, and even taking an international lead in the mitigation of underwater radiated noise.

Refining Submersible Performance

HydroComp’s prominent development in hydrodynamic body and thruster design tools offers significant benefit for any UV product developers interested in improving their Vehicle, Propulsor or Drive Design. Most notably is our work for electric motors and hydroacoustic metrics for noise sensitive applications. We connect your ingenuity with improved outcomes.

Engineering Services and Consulting

Technical and engineering challenges can be daunting, and there are times you just need a subject matter expert. For companies large and small, our extensive range of technical services coupled with our progressive in-house R&D enable us to offer technical services and guidance at the cutting edge of contemporary knowledge and expertise.

Hydrodynamic and Propulsion System Design Tools

NavCad by Hydrocomp


The flagship framework for entire resistance, propulsion, mission profile, and optimized performance design tasks

PropElements by Hydrocomp


HydroComp’s “design for performance” propeller tool to customize and optimize a propeller for a specific ship or vessel type

PropCad by Hydrocomp


The industry’s most popular commercial tool for propeller “design for manufacture”

PropExpert by Hydrocomp


This “propeller application sizing” tool is the favorite of marine propeller, engine, and drive companies from main-office OEMs through their distribution pipeline


HYDROCourses is the newest innovation from HydroComp, Inc.

Our new HYDROCourses were designed to provide clear and consistent content and to facilitate easy-to understand delivery of typically complex topics. These courses will sharpen your existing proficiencies - or even build new skills - while providing practical and insightful knowledge. Explore key subjects about hydrodynamics and propellers in a flexible on-demand format, so learning is at your own pace and convenience.

Newly Added Courses

Ducted Propellers

This certificate course is valuable for propulsion equipment vendors and vessel designers. This course will introduce the hydrodynamics of propeller nozzles and the implications of different nozzle styles.

Propeller Repitching

This certificate course is appropriate for propeller repair shops, propulsion equipment vendors, naval architects, and boat builders seeking repitch knowledge.

Engine Power Curves

This certificate course will review how a full engine power curve is needed to properly evaluate vessel performance in off-design and dynamic conditions.

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