Gibbs & Cox is an independent engineering and design firm specializing in naval architecture, marine engineering, management support, and engineering consulting. The firm has offices in Louisiana, Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, and Australia. Gibbs & Cox is the largest independent and privately-owned Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Firm in the United States, and has been serving government, commercial, and recreational markets worldwide since 1929. Our quality system is certified to ISO 9001:2015 for design, engineering, program management, and administrative services.
Detail & Production Design
Designs tailored for producibilty at the individual shipyard and for project objectives, such as weight optimization. Our ISO 9001 processes support consistent first-time quality and excellent schedule performance. Our experienced design team applies lean techniques and a 3D CAD tool set to create highly efficient design packages. We offer our clients trade-off options and affordable solutions to their challenges and constraints. Gibbs & Cox has experience with steel and aluminum to develop structural production packages with customized assembly drawings to meet client needs. Production information for pipe fabrication, cabling, and other outfitting is tailorable to the facility and automation of the shipyard.
Full spectrum naval architectural capabilities to develop designs for commercial, passenger, research, workboat, and special purpose vessels. As the largest U.S. independent vessel design firm, we offer the resource depth to perform any size project for government and commercial clients. Our range spans from blue water to the shallow draft market, in all segments of the industry. Our workboat experience includes barges, tugs, and dredges. Our DLBA Division offers focused expertise in small vessel and high performance craft projects, including patrol and survey craft. Our partnership with OSD-IMT provides us with a large portfolio of proven workboat and commercial designs, which can be economically tailored to suit our clients' individual requirements.
Electronic control systems and automation have come a long way. We at Gibbs & Cox understand that marine vessel autonomy is much more than safe navigation and control. Our experience in developing unmanned surface vessels (USV) for various clients begins with our understanding of autonomy, our understanding of the technical and ethical issues, and our willingness to team with the best in industry. Gibbs & Cox offers clients with a system integration approach to autonomous vessel design, construction, and testing.
Diesel Electric & Hybrid Propulsion
Component and control technology in the field of diesel electric and hybrid propulsion systems has advanced significantly in recent years. These advancements greatly increase system capability, reduce system weight; and, when considering the impending emission regulations, are a viable and practical propulsion system solution for nearly all types of vessels. Our team supports clients by completing business case analysis for their application; and, when the results are positive, our experience in shipboard integration and electrical engineering is used to develop a low risk solution.
Naval Architects / Marine Engineers