This work presents an enhanced hybrid methodology for the analysis and design of floating production systems (FPS). The semi-coupled (S-C) procedure exploits the advantages of coupled and uncoupled models, incorporated into a three-stage sequence of analyses that can be fully automated within a single analysis program, presenting striking reductions of computational costs. The procedure begins by determining, through a full nonlinear static coupled analysis, the mean equilibrium position of the FPS with its mooring lines and risers. Then, it automatically evaluates equivalent six degrees-of-freedom (6DOF) stiffness matrices and force vectors representing the whole array of lines. Finally, these matrices/vectors are transferred to the dynamic analysis, solving the global 6DOF equations of motion restarted from the static equilibrium position. This way, the S-C methodology represents all nonlinear effects associated with the lines and considers their influence on the dynamic behavior of the hull. However, in some situations, it could still overestimate dynamic amplitudes of low-frequency (LF) motions and/or underestimate amplitudes of line tensions. Thus, to improve the overall accuracy, enhanced procedures are incorporated to better represent damping and inertial contribution of the lines. Results of case studies confirm that this methodology provides results adequate for preliminary or intermediary design stages.