MN100: Gibbs & Cox, Inc.
Gibbs & Cox and Donald L. Blount and Associates (G&C/DLBA) comprise one of the world’s leading independent naval architecture and marine engineering design firms. The company employs naval architects, engineers and designers from all of the ship-related engineering disciplines including propulsion, mechanical/auxiliaries, structural, electrical, software, and logistics. Since its founding in 1929, G&C has provided expert services to the entire marine sector. Engineering, design and support solutions offered by G&C play a key role in ongoing initiatives to integrate new technologies into our designs; and in the production and fielding of capable and affordable ships for the future. G&C’s depth of high performance commercial and military vessel skills were significantly augmented with the acquisition of Donald L. Blount & Associates. DLBA was founded in 1988 and specializes in the technical development of high-performance marine craft. The firm offers consulting services related to the design, evaluation, testing, and construction management of motor yachts, custom sport fishing boats, production boats, commercial, military and paramilitary vessels. For over 25 years, DLBA has participated in setting world records, worked with some of the marine industry’s most influential people, and been involved with the development of some of the most iconic vessels in the world. Collectively, the combined organization has 300 employees.
Gibbs & Cox and its subsidiary Donald L. Blount and Associates is the largest independent Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm in the US. Best known for designing warships and high speed yachts, the firm also designs and engineers many complex and innovative inland and brown water vessels.