The marine industry is in great need of applying emerging technologies like 3D Laser Scanning to a myriad of new tasks. Tens of thousands of aging vessels will soon need equipment retrofits, most of which involves navigating narrow, tight, and limited space areas. Even for those owners who have archives of original drawings, those general arrangement depictions may not accurately reflect the current situation on a given vessel, especially one which has been around for a while and seen its share of repair yard insertions. Hence, equipment retrofit is typically extensive, costly, time-consuming, and fraught with measurement errors. It doesn’t have to be that way.