Twenty-five years ago HydroComp was formed with a mission to provide naval architects and ship builders with resistance and propulsion analysis solutions.
HydroComp was formed as a corporation in 1984 by Jill Aaron, Managing Director, and Donald MacPherson, Technical Director. This partnership continues to direct HydroComp's evolution and growth. HydroComp now serves software customers and consulting clients in over 50 countries.
NavCad is still HydroComp's flagship product, with users in all corners of the world from design to construction to academia. In addition to NavCad, HydroComp's software products grew to include PropExpert, PropCad, and SwiftCraft programs for propeller sizing & analysis, propeller CAD, and resistance and powering.
Consulting services have always been an important part of HydroComp's business offerings. HydroComp provides a broad range of technical services to companies large and small. Supporting this worldwide effort over the last 25 years has been a number of international representatives, most notably an 18-year association with Design Systems & Technologies of Antibes, France and a 12-year association with AP& GF Software representing South America. HydroComp is also has a new alliances with SEALS Ltd of Japan and UIT Solutions of Korea.
HydroComp is focused on being socially responsible both within and outside of the industry. This includes numerous publications and presentations on maritime subjects; as well as donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.