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MARINE FIRM, together with our operating division, DLBA Naval Architects, offers a full range of capabilities at all stages of design, engineering, construction, and life cycle support

Capabilities for Commercial Marine Vessels

MARINE FIRM, together with our operating division, DLBA Naval Architects, offers a full range of capabilities at all stages of design, engineering, construction, and life cycle support for a broad variety of marine vessels in the commercial sector supporting several clients such as Baglietto Aviara Boats, and weaver Boatworks. Our services utilize several advanced engineering analysis techniques and sophisticated product design tools.

 

Nine Decades of Producible, Capable & Competitive Designs

Backed by a more than nine-decade legacy, MARINE FIRM designs are producible, capable, and competitive; we focus on producibility and optimize designs specifically to the facilities and preferences of the individual shipyard.

With the acquisition of Donald L. Blount and Associates in 2015, we now offer comprehensive capabilities to develop all types of vessel designs from small, simple craft up to large complex ships for both government and commercial clients.

 

Integrating the Latest Commercial Marine Technologies in Specialty Engineering

We remain at the forefront of integrating the latest technologies into designs for optimum efficiency and performance. We have recent design work integrating Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS) for IMO and USCG Compliance and Urea-based Selective Cathodic Treatment Systems (SCR) for EPA Tier 4 and IMO Tier 3 Compliance.

  • We help clients with trade-off and payback analyses when considering alternative fuels.
  • We perform hull form powering and seakeeping performance assessment improvement trade-offs with our suite of tools including Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
  • We apply methods to reduce noise and vibration in new designs to improve crew and passenger comfort. For research, yacht, and military vessel designs requiring acoustically silence above and below the waterline, we apply a more stringent design approach.

As needed for specialty projects, we use the leading industry software for:

  • Structural Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Modeling tools
  • Electrical power systems analysis

 

Vessel Repair, Maintenance, & Conversion

We apply our services to provide value-add to owners and shipyards for maintenance, repairs, and conversion projects. With staff located on the Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf Coast, and Great Lakes, our project engineers are always conveniently near-by, and we can deploy teams to support rapid turnaround on emergent engineering and planning needs including:

  • Repairs
  • Repowering
  • Retrofits
  • Upgrades
  • Surveys
  • Refits

We have successfully applied 3D Scanning technology and 3D CAD lofting to support these quick-turnaround projects.

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Testimonials

We’ve worked with a wide range of industry-leading clients. This is some of the great things they have to say about us!
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"The services provided have generated a huge boost in revenue and streamlined our processes - thanks again!"
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Nick Brown
Managing Director
Meinhardt
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"The services provided have generated a huge boost in revenue and streamlined our processes - thanks again!"
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Roger Gordon
Head of Sales
Hunter Engineering Company
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"Many thanks to the team - you're provided a great service which has really improved our processes!"
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Hannah Richards
Head of Engineering
Klamp
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"We're hugely appreciative for the standard of work delivered - we'd highly recommend this company!"
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James Smith
Managing Director
DLR Group
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Accreditation

We’re skilled in a multitude of technical fields. This is how we’re accredited.
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British Safety Council Member
British Safety Council
Certificate #: 12340987
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British Safety Council is dedicated to making sure no-one is injured or made ill through their work. As a member, our role is to achieve the very highest Health and Safety standards required by law, to protect your bottom line our staff. We achieve this by teaching the right courses to the people who need them and conducting frequent, SMART audits..
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ISO 18001:2015
International Organisation for Standardisation
Certificate #: 12340987
ACCREDITATION
The ISO 14001 concentrates on managing a company's external environment for regulatory compliance and reduced pollution. In contrast, the OHSAS 18001 strives to ensure safety internally in the workplace by getting both workers and management involved in risk reduction.