The implementation of vessel designs is usually achieved through contracts for ship construction or conversion. Accordingly, the design process and the design organization's product have to anticipate and take into account the constraints and requirements of the contracts that control the use of the design, as well as the contract that initiates the design process. This paper addresses the most common contractual factors that have to be considered during preparation of ship designs.

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