A B O U T    - C O N T A C T

A B O U T  U S

ArleeDesign was established in Katikati, New Zealand in 2012. The company's boat design operation is producing a wide range of craft, most of them based on the use of PVC foam.

Liviu Armeanu

After 10 succesful years working as senior designer / mechanical engineer and technical director for Derek Kelsall at Kelsall Catamarans we decided to start a new company where we can develop some of our design ideas. Derek's influence is still very much visible, from the choice of materials to engineering concepts (and I am still very much involved with Derek's projects!).

A short CV:

  • BE from University "Politehnica" Bucharest, Romania.
  • Made New Zealand home in 2001.
  • ME from Waikato University, New Zealand.
  • Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology Graduate.
  • Member RINA.


We have over 15 years experience of mechanical engineering design and over 10 years in boat design - as an independent company or part of the design team of Kelsall Catamarans. We participated in the design of a wide range of craft - monohulls, catamarans, trimarans, houseboats - in composite, plywood or aluminium.

We can add years of experience in architecture, interior design, product design.

We have a large amount of experience using state-of-the-art CAD programs, including Rhino3D, Solid Edge, AutoCAD, a programming experience using languages like VBA, Lisp, C, C#, (Iron)Python, and good competence in using Finite Element Analysis. We prepare our own presentations and illustrations using GIMP, Flamingo3D, Pov-Ray. Like many other small companies, we designed in-house, implemented and maintain our company's website.

C O N T A C T  U S

ArleeDesign is based in Katikati, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

Mail address: 4B Rosemary Place, Katikati, 3129

Ph: +64-(0)7-5494162


If you prefer a more direct contact than an email, we can also arrange a Skype conference.