Who we are


Genoa Design International has been providing production design and 3D modeling services to shipbuilding and offshore industries from Newfoundland and Labrador since 1995. In that time, we’ve become one of the most sought-after production design firms in the North American shipbuilding market with a commitment to quality as an ISO 9001:2015 certified organization.

With collaboration as the cornerstone of our work, we approach every day with a focus on our core values: Put People First, Create Lasting Relationships, Make a Difference, Own It, Live Well, and Never Stand Still. Our customers tell us that our employees’ everyday demonstration of our values sets Genoa apart from competitors.

With a team of more than 200 designers, engineers, naval architects, administrators and technical support staff dispersed between our four locations in Mount Pearl, NL; Vancouver, BC; Halifax, NS; and New Orleans, US, Genoa provides expertise and dedicated support throughout the shipbuilding process. Training and ongoing skills development is made possible through our in-house Genoa Academy.

Currently, Genoa is active in major programs such as Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) as well as commercial and government contracts in the United States. Genoa is proud to play an important role in the NSS, which includes the design of modern, ice-capable ships for the Canadian Coast Guard and icebreakers for the US Coast Guard and Navy.

Genoa’s focus on innovation is closely aligned with its approach to collaboration. Our 3D model serves as a collaborative tool across project teams and stages, supporting partners over the long term, from initial design to decommission. These full-scale service offerings allow users to verify changes, optimize systems, and shorten engineering cycles throughout the whole life of a project. Second only to our people, are the tools we deploy to succeed. With curiosity, drive, collaboration, and efficiency fundamental to what we do, our Innovation team is pushing our company forward with industry-leading technologies.

A balanced team of new and seasoned professionals, all of whom are new employee-owners, provides a range of expertise, while an on-the-ground presence in North America’s key shipbuilding hubs ensures smooth sailing on every project.


3D modeling services to support basic design, functional design, and engineering for production


3D modeling services to provide full production packages, construction, test and trials


3D modeling services to support training, familiarization, and orientation


3D modeling services to provide as-built (digital twin), repair, re-fit and maintenance


Working with our clients to explore new technologies and opportunities