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Member Spotlight: Ship Architects, Inc.

Local Design Launches in Mobile

M/V Douglas B. Mackie, an ATB tug designed by Ship Architects, Inc. (SAi) for Great Lakes Dredge and Dock (GLDD), being built at Eastern Shipbuilding, was launched in Mobile. This unique design for a 14 knot ATB was developed by GLDD from an Ocean Tug and Barge concept with the hull lines completely revised by MARIN, a model basin in the Netherlands. SAi completed the functional design and subsequent Class package. During the functional design process, the vessel was modeled in ShipConstructor and was ready for production when the vessel’s construction contract was signed. After contract, pipe and outfitting were added to the model with all production drawings provided to the yard. The vessel is scheduled to be delivered this fall.

Ship Architects, Inc. is a full service naval architecture and marine engineering firm located in Daphne Alabama, dedicated to providing shipyards and vessel owners with engineered solutions in vessel design, production support, project engineering, regulatory interface, design management and cost estimating.

SAi’s unique strength comes from the ability to combine our practical shipbuilding experience with engineering knowledge in our designs, which allows us to provide practical and technically sound solutions to our local clients in Mobile and Bayou La Batre, as well as many others across the country.

SAi strives to provide a competitive advantage to our clients by increasing their profits and continuing to be a reliable partner in new vessel construction and marine repairs.