Brian King News

26 Aug 2019

EBDG Appoints King as President

Brian King (Photo: Elliott Bay Design Group)

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Brian King as President - Chief Engineer. King will have direct supervision of the business and affairs of the company. He will be responsible for advancing EBDG's major strategic objectives while leading the team on planning, business management, engineering, personnel development and sales.Since joining the company in 1988, Brian has made numerous contributions to the organization including developing engineering standards…

12 Mar 2018

North Carolina Ferries Change Course for the Future

Credit: NCDOT

Shoaling shifts NCDOT’s propulsion needs, prompting a sea change. Thrustmaster waterjets step in to carry the day. In Swansboro, N.C., boatbuilder U.S. Workboats (formerly Armstrong Marine) is assembling the linchpin of the North Carolina Department of Transport’s (NCDOT) business plan for its future Outer Banks ferry services. Separately, in both Hatteras and Ocracoke, crews are preparing to break ground on new parking additions and visitor facilities. The Ocracoke Express passenger…

25 Jul 2016

New Ferry MV Woods Hole Delivered

M/V Woods Hole during sea trials (Photo: Brian King)

The newly built ferry M/V Woods Hole has been delivered to serve Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Built by Conrad Industries of Morgan City, La., the Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) designed ferry is the naval architects’ second design for The Steamship Authority. EBDG's scope for the project included extensive concept design, which proceeded to a design validation with CFD and towing tank development of the hull form, propulsion selection studies and passenger egress validation from the evacuation system.

12 Jan 2016

EBDG Hires Chief Electrical Engineer

Will Ayers (Photo: EBDG)

Will Ayers has accepted a position as Chief Electrical Engineer with Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) of Seattle. He brings to his role over a decade's worth of experience in marine electrical engineering, which includes extensive use of USCG and class society rules, and all aspects of electrical drawing development with a focus on large, passenger vessels. Ayers brings to EBDG experience in high voltage engineering and control and monitoring systems. He is highly proficient in onelines…

23 Dec 2014

Freight-Passenger Ferry for Steamship Authority

EBDG Designed Freight-Passenger Ferry for Steamship Authority

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a leading naval architecture and marine engineering firm with offices in Seattle, New Orleans and Ketchikan, Alaska, today announced that the new freight and passenger ferry it designed for the Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket Steamship Authority (SSA) will be built at Conrad Shipyard in Morgan City, Louisiana. “Conrad Shipyard is proud to have been selected along with EBDG to deliver this vessel," said Terry Frickey, C.O.O. of Conrad Shipyard. "Both companies are steeped in a rich tradition of quality and integrity.

17 Apr 2014

Two Marine Engineers Join Specialists EBDG

John T.D. Lair: Photo EBDG

Naval architecture, marine engineering & production support service providers Elliott Bay Design Group LLC (EBDG) apprise that they have appointed marine engineers Nick Bannon to its Seattle office and John T.D. Lair to its New Orleans office. "We're extremely pleased to have both of these gentlemen onboard with us," stated Vice President of Engineering, Brian King. Nick Bannon comes to EBDG with eight years of industry experience including extensive knowledge of coast guard regulations, marine systems and small business practices.

14 Apr 2014

EBDG Hires Two New Marine Engineers

EBDG proudly welcomes two new Marine Engineers to its team: Nick Bannon to its Seattle office and John T.D. Lair to its New Orleans office. Nick Bannon comes to EBDG with eight years of industry experience including extensive knowledge of coast guard regulations, marine systems and small business practices. He earned a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Washington, Seattle, and is a member of SNAME. John T.D. Lairhas over 34 years of engineering experience encompassing system design, machinery design and field engineering with hands-on experience in piping and outfitting hull groups. He holds a master's degree in engineering and is a licensed professional engineer.

03 Feb 2014

SSA Selects Elliot Bay Ferry Design

255' pax vehicle ferry Island Home, previously designed by EBDG for SSA

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a naval architecture and marine engineering firm with offices in Seattle, New Orleans and Ketchikan, has been awarded a multiple-phase project to design a new freight and passenger ferry for the Massachusetts-based Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket Steamship Authority (SSA). “We were looking to replace our oldest vessel, the M/V Governor, with a more versatile vessel by the spring of 2016," stated Wayne C. Lamson, General Manager for the SSA.

28 Jan 2013

Elliott Bay Design Group Celebrates 25 Years

EBDG Project 'R/V Atlantic Explorer': Photo credit EBDG

After a quarter of a century, EBDG leads the U.S. ferry market and begins a new journey as a unique employee-owned company. Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) celebrates its 25th anniversary and a successful first year following a management buyout by nearly half its employees. Since EBDG opened its doors it has designed tugs, research vessels, offshore supply vessels, and more vehicle ferries than any other U.S. firm. Brian King, Vice President of Engineering, was one of the first employees hired after the company was founded in 1988.

15 Jul 2011

Port Aransas Ferries Begin Service

(Image courtesy of Southwest Shipyard)

The first two of a new class of vessels designed by Seattle-based Elliott Bay Design Group LLC (EBDG) and built for the Port Aransas Ferry Service went into operation on July 1. EBDG was selected by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Corpus Christi District, to prepare the design for this new 160-ft, double-ended ferry serving as a continuation of Texas State Highway 361 across the Corpus Christi Channel, between Port Aransas and Harbor Island. The new vessels, the Michael W. Behrens and the Charles W. Heald, are named for former directors of the transportation department.

06 Feb 2002

Elliott Bay Design Announces Promotions

Elliott Bay Design Group has announced two promotions within the firm. Brian King has been named vice president of engineering and Douglas Wolff has been promoted to vice president of operations. Brian King joined Elliott Bay Design Group in 1988 as the Seattle-based firm's Chief Marine Engineer. In the role of vice president, King will oversee and manage the firm's engineering and technical resources, ensuring superior quality and technical excellence. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in the states of Washington and Oregon and is a certified U. S. Coast Guard Chief Engineer of Motor and Gas Turbine Ships, Unrestricted, as well as a U. S. Coast Guard Third Assistant Engineer Steam Vessels, Unrestricted. Douglas M.

02 Mar 2000

New Ferry for Willamette River

Daniel Matheny IV, built in 1959, carries commuters, farm machinery and vehicles along the Willamette River, north of Salem, Ore. After more than 40 years connecting Marion and Yamhill Counties, the ferry has reached the end of its useful life. Working with Otak, Inc., designers of an all-new cable guide system, Seattle-based Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) was selected by Marion County ? the ferry operator ? and the Oregon Department of Transportation to design a replacement vessel. The new Subchapter T USCG-inspected vessel will increase car-carrying capacity from six to nine, and passenger capacity from 29 to 49. It will have improved deck-loading capacity, plus a hinged control module to allow the boat to pass through the locks.

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