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
September 13, 2021

Earlier this year, the U.S. Navy released the “Unmanned Campaign Framework,” in which Secretary of the Navy Thomas Harker says, “to compete and win in an era of great power competition, the Department [of the Navy] is committed to investing in advanced autonomy, robust networks, and unmanned systems to create true integrated human-machine teaming that […]

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September 2, 2021

Gibbs & Cox naval architects and marine engineers are dedicated to providing exceptional and comprehensive service to all of our customers. Whether it is a virtual or in-person event, it is crucial for us to meet with our customers and learn about their evolving needs so that we can tailor our marine engineering process and […]

Employee Spotlight

Miles joined Gibbs & Cox in February of 2021 as a Principal Naval Architect, bringing with him 13 years of experience supporting the commercial maritime industry across multiple disciplines, including stability, motions and mooring analysis, structural engineering, and surveying. Outside of work, Miles enjoys woodworking and spending time with his wife at his family’s ranch. […]

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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!”