About us

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We support our clients to operate their vessels in an ideal manner through vessel performance analytics. Improving efficiency through digitalization is our primary focus area. Our contribution is the analysis of large datasets to make the vessel's actual performance measurable and comparable, generating savings on the bottom-line.

The company Idealship GmbH emerged from the people and the knowledge of Ideas & Engineering Marioth, successfully consulting major ship operators since 2014. With this origin we have a wide experience in the field of Vessel Performance Analystics. Our office is situated in Itzehoe, close to Hamburg.

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Recent Projects

Performance system

Performance system implementation

We helped our client in the implementation of a new vessel performance analysis system.

Tanker fleet

Pool Performance Distributions

We designed a system to distribute earnings relative to the vessels performance.


Performance model generation

We generated and reviewed performance models (main engine, hull, weather, etc.)

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Tanker deck

KPI scheme

To improve the energy efficiency onboard we designed and implemented a KPI scheme.

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Retrofit benefit tracking

We tracked the savings due to retrofits for a large fleet.

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Container ship

Deployment coordinator

We built a tool to manage planning of retrofits.

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Consultancy management system

We built our own software to manage our consultancy.

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Business case simulator

For a small start-up company we developed a business cases simulator and provided our expertise regarding hull performance.

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Consumption prediction

Within a digitization project we made a feasibility study and a prototype for predicting fuel consumptions.

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Our Competences

Custom analysis

Already existing data usually hides a lot of valuable insights. Revealing these requires deep knowledge in statistics and know-how of the right software tools. We offer both.

Process optimization

We have seen many cases where regular tasks are performed in manual and costly processes. We help our clients to constitute and implement well-defined processes.

Management reports and scorecards

We assist our clients to keep track of how their assets are operated through lean and transparent management reports. Further to this efficiency improvements can be derived through a well defined scorecard process.

Tool development

With individual, smaller or larger, software tools many tasks can be done better and faster. We have the knowledge to build the optimal tool for our clients.

Naval Architecture

With our naval architecture background we know about what we are talking and understand the origin of the data we analyse.

Ship modelling

Performance analysis is based on models and baselines. We know how to create and calibrate them.

The Founder

Educated as a Naval Architect (Dipl-Ing.) at Hamburg University of Technology Richard, started his carrer as a Vessel Performance Supervisor and Analyst at the A.P. Møller Maersk Group in 2012. In July 2014 he founded his engineering company Ideas & Engineering Marioth in Itzehoe, Germany through which he supported major ship operators with professional Vessel Performance consultancy. In July 2018 the company was renamed to Idealship GmbH.

Richard keeps track of the big picture. He is specialized in efficient vessel operation and how to measure it. With his expertise he conducts professional vessel performance analytics and through his innovative mindset problems are solved with excellence.

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Dipl.-Ing. Richard Marioth

Founder and Naval Architect



Idealship GmbH
Fraunhofer Strasse 3
25524 Itzehoe

phone: +49 4821 1783 688