Gibbs and Cox Company Overview

Gibbs & Cox is an independent engineering and design firm specializing in naval architecture, marine engineering, management support, and engineering consulting. The firm is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia with offices in New York City, Washington D.C., New Orleans,LA,  Newport News, VA, Chesapeake, VA, and Philadelphia, PA.  Gibbs & Cox  is the largest independent and privately-owned Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Firm in the United States, and  has been serving government, commercial, and recreational markets worldwide since 1929.  

The firm is focused on growth in emerging maritime programs related to systems engineering, platform design, sustainment, and life-cycle extension for government , commercial, and recreational market sectors. Our staff is highly experienced in naval architecture, engineering, design, and management support services provided to  US Government, commercial, and private clients, both domestic and international. Gibbs & Cox maintains centers of technical excellence which provide engineering, program management, computer aided modelling and design, and life cycle support services. Our quality system is certified to ISO 9001:2008 for design, engineering, program management, and administrative services; we are currently in the process of receiving certification for the recently modified ISO 9001:2015.


naval design & government contracting

The staff at Gibbs and Cox has extensive experience in all stages of vessel design, from concept through detail design, into production engineering and all the way through to life-cycle support.  Our expertise and methodology ensure that concepts are feasible and buildable, with the knowledge and experience that come from decades of  lessons-learned built into the development of every project.    


design & engineering for commercial vessels

Gibbs & Cox offers a full range of capabilities at all stages of design, engineering, construction, and life cycle support for a broad variety of marine vessels.  Services include naval architecture, marine engineering, marine electrical design, plumbing and pipe routing, systems design, and structural design, all taking advantage of several advanced engineering analysis techniques and sophisticated production design tools. 


design & engineering for recreational vessels

Donald L. Blount and Associates, Inc. (DLBA) is a naval architecture and marine engineering firm specializing in the technical development of high-performance marine craft, providing 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.