Viamar provides newbuilding Consultancy & Supervision to Owners.
This comprises all aspects such as: tendering , contracting, approval of drawings
and suppliers, building supervision, or parts thereof.

Contracting and plan approval is carried out by senior naval architects,
each having decades of experience at shipyards or shipping companies.
They care in particular for energy efficiency and impact on environment .

Our CV supervisor base exceeds 750, it allows to propose full or partial site teams to inspect welding ,coating ,machinery & piping, electrical & automation plant , outfitting ,automation, passenger & crew accommodation, public spaces.

Making or reviewing Tender Specification, perform Valuations and handling insurance claims.


  • 50+ years track record, first as builder of ships and then as Owner’s supervisor , allows Viamar to team-up with Owner to assess yards in all aspects and to supervise his newbuilding(s).
  • Consultancy & Supervision from the same source, all along the project, from tender to delivery, allows to assist Owner in a flexible, cost & time efficient way. Also legal and financing expertise is available.
  • Focus of Viamar is entirely on newbuilding. Support to Clients is continued during later conversion or revite periods.
  • Independent and private character of Viamar ensures customer priority, lasting loyalty and confidentiality.

Our Mission

Consult Owners in building profitable vessels by supervising quality of design & workmanship and by monitoring building progress.
Ensure high safety for passengers & crew, minimal impact on environment, longer lifespan of vessel and compliance with regulatory authorities.


Experience built-up started in 1965 when naval architect Pieter Van Robaeys was employed by Boelwerf shipyard in Belgium. In 27 year period, 125 seagoing ships were built up to 165.000 tdw. Viamar was established in Belgium as independent company in 1992.
In 2018 office in Germany was opened, headed by dr. naval architect Bart Hoogerbrugge. After supervising newbuildings for Dutch Owner Seatrade from 2004 to 2008 at 10 yards in 8 countries, he became from 2009 to 2019 Department Head and Director Ship Management at TUI Cruises in Hamburg. He holds PhD from Hamburg University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. He authored several papers on damage investigations and served as expert witness in court.