About the Boldrewood towing tank
Southampton is home to the largest university towing tank in the UK.
Our 138-metre tank is available for use by both researchers and and commercial clients - not just for conventional ship model testing, but across the aerospace, energy and transportation sectors.
We support fundamental and applied research in areas such as:
- fundamental fluid dynamics
- renewable energies
- autonomous systems
- innovative ship design
We have strong links to the marine industry through the Wolfson Unit, which conducts maritime consultancy work for yacht, ship and power boat manufacturers.