Wärtsilä Virtual shipyard

Wärtsilä Virtual shipyard software is used for ship model development and uses a modular principle for easy modification. The software supports two modes of the development: simplified for quick modeling and more accurate modeling based on the latest technical instruments for professional simulation use.

    Key features


    The Virtual Shipyard (VSY) is a flexible and user-friendly package for developing and editing ship motion, engine and propulsion models, as well as controlling and documenting the results.

    Possible areas of application:

    • Development of ship motion models for Wartsila simulators and the Ship Model Toolkit

    Create your own model or choose one from our collection of over 400 ship models and modify it. This model can then be used in Wartsila simulators or with your own simulator using the Ship Model Toolkit

    • Educational tool in ship theory and hydrodynamics
    • Allow students to run, control and modify vessels in real time or in fast-time simulation. Let them see how vessel behavior and fuel consumption change when a student modifies hull or propulsion properties. Encourage them to create their own equations, units and libraries.
    • Research tool
    • Create, modify and plot all aspects of model behaviour, effects and interactions. Use the customizable, automated report system to run hundreds of tests. Load other ships and a 3D area profile for advanced studies. Test your own components, algorithms and even hardware units using the output of a high-quality ship mathematical model.


    • Interactive help and videos are available to simplify the first steps
    • A modular principle is used for ship model development so each module can be easily modified or replaced if necessary
    • Various ship types can be modeled;
    • Two modes of development are supported:
      • simplified – for quick and practical modeling
      • more elaborate and accurate modeling based on the latest technical tools for professional simulation use
    • Operational and fully automated model testing
    • Calculations in Metric and Imperial measurement systems
    • Automated generation of the output documentations and reports
    • VSY software and documentation support the established quality standards

    A platform for close collaboration between model developers and professional customers or validation experts.


    Ship types:
    VSY allows users to create, modify and test various types of ships:

    • Conventional vessels: tankers, bulk carriers, container ships, ferries, cruise ships
    • High speed craft and gliding vessels: warships, hovercrafts, boats, yachts
    • Most types of tugs and barges
    • Ice-going vessels
    • Special objects: oil platform, flo-flo ship, jack-up rigs, etc.

    Simulated modules:

    • Hull (including displacement hull, gliding hull, hovercraft, etc.)
    • Propellers (including CPP, FPP, VSP, Azipods, azimuthal thrusters, water jets, etc.)
    • Engine and fuel consumption (including Diesel, Diesel-Electric, outboard, etc.)
    • Rudders and steering gears (including Schilling, Becker, flanking rudders, steering nozzles, etc.)
    • Thrusters (including drop-down and swing-down thrusters)
    • Fin stabilizers, ballast tanks
    • Autopilots and track control systems
    • Anchors
    • User-developed units (with the use of Python scripting language)
    • And others.


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