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About JMS

Naval Architects

Experienced Vessel Design & Engineering Solutions

Solving Complex Vessel Design & Engineering Problems

JMS Naval Architects is a specialty maritime engineering firm providing naval architecture, marine engineering, marine surveying, and marine casualty response services to assist ship owners in the management of their fleet. With a unique combination of high-end analytical engineering expertise and practical deck plate experience, JMS delivers innovative and cost-effective solutions to complex problems.

Out-source Engineering Department

JMS operates as an out-source engineering department for ship owner/operators and shipyards – which offers these customers an economical alternative to maintaining their own large in-house staffs of engineers. These customers also benefit by having access to JMS’ wide range of expertise and experience levels that can be brought to the appropriate task as required. JMS also maintains strategic partnerships that include:

  • Member of the University of Connecticut’s Marine Science & Technology Center Industrial Affiliate Program.
  • Support to the nonprofit organization Ocean Technology Foundation in their quest to foster excellence in ocean exploration and marine research and promote commercial development of underwater activities.

Lifelong Experience In Sea-Board Operations

JMS provides a full range of naval architecture services with a specialty in marine casualty response. This rapid engineering response mind-set allows them to develop resourceful and cost effective solutions to both emergent and routine engineering needs. The technical expertise of JMS personnel is backed by extensive sea-going and shipboard operations experience which gives them an uncommon understanding of their customers’ requirements.

JMS naval architects are “hands-on” type people and are not afraid to get their hands dirty. They are uniquely qualified to perform shipboard surveys, assess damage, and diagnose all types of engineering problems in the field.

JMS understands the importance of the vessel owner/operator’s need for practical engineering solutions that get them operating again fast.

JMS is Proud to be a GSA Contract Holder and Veteran-Owned Small Business since 1988.

Contract No. GS10F0181V · Contact Rick Fernandes for more information:

Our Philosophy

JMS strives to maintain a dynamic and challenging work environment for its employees. We believe our unique “sea-going” attitude, which places our employees “in the field” and “on the sea” on a routine basis, produces stimulated minds, real world experience and very practical solutions for our hard working customers.

JMS Is Committed

Our Priorities

  • Respond, understand and deliver solutions FAST
  • Provided personal service and “own” the projects we are assigned
  • Provide innovative, high quality solutions at competitive prices
  • Get away from the desk and out to the working waterfront
  • Work on intellectually and professionally interesting projects
  • Maintain a fulfilling work environment and advancement opportunities for all of our employees
  • Maintain growth that ensures stability, a complete range of services and expertise; but never at the expense of personalized service
  • Maintain an effective and efficient production capability

Our Commitment to Quality

We recognize that our success over the years has been a direct result of our dedication to the specific needs of each and every customer. Therefore, it is our mission to continuously improve the level of quality with which we deliver our services. We have, and will continue, to evaluate this level of quality by our customer’s satisfaction and how well we have met their needs.

JMS adheres to the internationally recognized ISO 9001:2000 quality standards. This quality system provides guidance, procedures and verification so that quality and customer satisfaction are integrated in every step of project management. JMS has been an ISO approved company since 1999.