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PO Box 66
Newcastle , ME 04553
United States
Booth #1002

Farrell and Norton Naval Architects

Farrell and Norton Naval Architects is a full service naval architecture firm that deals with all aspects of vessel design.  The firm was established in 2000 and the managing partners have over 45 years of design experience of commercial craft.  Farrell and Norton Naval Architects provide everything from a complete design package for shipyard construction to smaller consulting jobs.  Capabilities include: stability analysis, structural finite element analysis on foundations and full hulls, resistance and powering, tonnage measurements, and conceptual design and specifications.      We specialize in small commercial workboats including but not limited to: liftboats, pushboats, oil supply vessels, tugboats, fishing vessels and passenger boats.

Products & Services


145’x110’x12’-6” Liftboats

145’x110’x12’-6” Liftboats Two liftboats with 265’ legs were delivered to owner in April, 2009 and are operating in the Gulf and overseas.  Our designs are enhanced and expedited by providing our customers entire hull simulation models which determine high stress areas for a more detailed fatigue analysis to increase the life and decrease the maintenance needed over the life of the vessel.

70' x 28' Fleet Pushboat

70' x 28' Fleet PushboatThis 1550 Hp twin screw design is being built at B&B Boatyards in Bayou La Batre, Alabama, and 24 boats have currently been built.  The vessel is designed to work along the Mississippi River as a fleet boat and aid in handling barges.  The vessel has accommodations for 6 men and has an eye-level of 31’ above the design waterline.  The vessels have capacity to carry 22,000 gallons of fuel and 5,200 gallons of fresh water.  The vessels are powered with Caterpillar 3508B engines and turn 78” wheels.

96'x34'x10' Canal Towboats

  96'x34'x10' Canal Towboats These 3200 HP towboats for Settoon Towing were built at Eastern Shipbiulding.  There where a total of four vessel built to the same hull with different cabin configurations.  The cabins have either a open aft deck or totally enclosed cabin over the steering gear.

Clamshell Dredge Barge

180'x65'x12' Clamshell Dredge Barge The clamshell bucket dredge has a 50 cu yrd lifting capacity and had daytime accommodations for the crew.  Equipped with two fixed spuds and one walking spud the barge has limit manuerveability on its own.  The barge is loadlined and full ABS classed.

80'x34' - 5000HP Tractor Tug

5000 HP Tractor TugThis 5000 HP tractor tug was design and delivered to Petchem, Inc to be used for submarine docking and ship assist.  The vessel is equipped with two ZF Z-drives and powered by Cummins QSK60 engines. The vessel has accommodations for 4 men and has an eye-level of 25’ above the design waterline.  The vessel has capacity to carry 21,000 gallons of fuel. 

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Farrell and Norton Naval Architects offers a wide range of services of vessel design from conceptual vessel design though detailed shipyard design drawings including lofting and nesting.  FNNA's engineering and design staff have years of hands on experience with many different vessel classes including but not limited to, tug and barges, OSV’s Lift Boats, Research Boats, Fishing and Passenger vessel’s.  FNNA is involved in all aspects of ship design included: stability analysis, complete structural design including foundation design and FEA analysis, machinery and systems design and layout, tonnage calculations and shipyard support. FNNA prides itself with working with clients to develop a product that client can be proud of whether it is a full new vessel design or it is an existing boat conversion or smaller project. 

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