Solving 21st Century Maritime Challenges with Quality and Integrity

Gibbs & Cox

Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering Experts

Gibbs & Cox 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 […]

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May 10, 2021

Finding the right partner can be challenging, no matter the task, but when you need to develop an unmanned ship, how do you know which partner is right for you? As an independent design agent, Gibbs & Cox is an ideal partner for small, independent teams looking to increase autonomous and unmanned ship capability while […]

Employee Spotlight

Michael recently joined our Survivability Department as a Senior Engineer to lead shock qualification efforts on some of our newest programs. He brings over 20 years of environmental qualification testing and Navy shipbuilding experience to the team. Outside of the office, Michael is a working musician and spends most of his time boating and fishing.

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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
It has been a pleasure working with Gibbs and Cox. They were consistently responsive to our changing needs with this difficult project. Updates were frequent and accurate. I look forward to continuing to utilize Gibbs and Cox to assist us in future programs.