Solving 21st Century Maritime Challenges with Quality and Integrity

Gibbs & Cox

Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering Experts

Gibbs & Cox, a Leidos Company, is the largest independent naval architecture and marine engineering firm in the United States. Our world class draftsmen, designers, naval architects, engineers and program managers solve challenges across the entire spectrum of today’s marine industry, from concept development through production and in-service support.

From icebreakers to sportfish yachts, naval combatants to deep ocean research vessels – and many in between – our breadth of clients and services enables us to tailor best practices for the specific needs of each customer, commercial and government alike. Our rigorous quality system undergoes annual third-party ISO 9001 audits in support of partnerships with Industry and Governments both domestically and internationally, reducing cost and risk to achieve their expectations.

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As an independent design firm, we tailor our processes to the specific needs of clients and shipyards, delivering the best value and solutions with quality and integrity. 

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Latest News
May 14, 2021

As the largest independent naval architecture & marine engineering firm in the United States, we pride ourselves on our ability to tailor our processes to the specific needs of clients and shipyards. Our combination of size, diverse skillset, and independence enables us to offer a wide variety of capabilities while maintaining the ability to work […]

Latest News
May 7, 2021

(RESTON, Va.) May. 7, 2021 – Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) (“Leidos”), a FORTUNE® 500 science and technology leader, today announced the completed acquisition of Gibbs & Cox, Inc. (“Gibbs & Cox”) for approximately $380 million in cash. The transaction was previously announced on Feb. 23, 2021. Gibbs & Cox will operate as a wholly-owned […]

Employee Spotlight

This month’s employee spotlight is Rachelle Gaines! Rachelle began her career with Gibbs & Cox as a general contractor in January of 2020, later transitioning into her current role as a full-time Project Scheduler. Prior to joining Gibbs & Cox, Rachelle worked in the Shipbuilding Industry for over 15 years, gaining valuable experience in construction […]

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Years of Ship Design Service

7,000

Ships Built to G&C Designs

300+

Total Vessel Designs

40+

International Clients

24

Classes of Combatants Built to G&C Designs

2

Of World’s Fastest Yachts
“[the] team received very strong endorsement at Design Review #2 placing us in an excellent position for [future phases of the project].   Based on the superb efforts of G&C, they are our trusted design agent for Detail Design and will perform a majority of the design work. … I have been involved in naval combatant ship design for 40 years and have never seen applause at a design review like we received at DR2.  Well Done!”