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  • JMS is providing engineering support for the restoration of the MAYFLOWER II

    5 January 2017

    JMS Naval Architects is providing engineering support to Mystic Seaport of Mystic, CT and Plimoth Plantation of Plymouth, MA. The 30-month restoration effort is taking place at the Mystic Seaport’s H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. The organizations, with the help of JMS serving as naval architecture consultant on the project, are working toward restoring the historic vessel’s…

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  • Tests and Trials of JMS-Designed Semi-submersible Purpose-built Barge

    16 December 2016

    Final tests and trials were conducted last month of the horizontal submergence platform JG BURKE designed by JMS Naval Architects for McNally Construction of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The operational tests and trials took place at the facilities of McNally’s parent company, Weeks Marine of Cranford, NJ. JMS developed a complete engineering and design package for…

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  • JMS-Designed Bridge Inspection Vessel

    6 October 2016

    JMS Naval Architects designed a compact, self-propelled, bridge inspection vessel for a bridge inspection company in the northeast. The new vessel is a 28’ aluminum catamaran built by Aluma Marine & Fabrication in Harvey, LA and joins the owner’s fleet of work and safety boats. The vessel was launched and tested this week with an…

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  • National Park Service Catamarans Under Construction

    21 September 2016

    Construction is well underway for two new catamaran ferry vessels being built at All American Marine in Bellingham, WA. JMS Naval Architects is serving as Owner’s Representative during the construction, outfitting, system tests, and sea trials of two 72-foot, aluminum, catamaran, passenger ferry vessels for the National Park Service and Gulf Islands National Seashore. The…

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  • JMS Engineering Support for Superyacht Launching

    31 August 2016

    JMS Naval Architects performed a technical review of a superyacht launching system composed of a custom steel trailer and buoyancy modules designed and fabricated by Christensen Shipyard. The superyacht launching system was used to successfully launch two 164-foot yachts at Christensen’s Vancouver, WA facilities. The launches were accomplished using a unique cradle-and-launcher system designed to…

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  • CUNY’s Hybrid Catamaran Research Vessel Taking Shape at Derecktor

    27 July 2016

    Construction is coming along nicely for a new hybrid research vessel being built at Derecktor Shipyard in Mamaroneck, NY. JMS Naval Architects is serving as Owner’s Rep during the construction, outfitting, system tests, and sea trials of the 65-foot, aluminum, hybrid, catamaran, research vessel for City University of New York (CUNY). The vessel will be used…

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  • JMS-Designed Dry Dock Launches New Reinauer Tug at Senesco Marine

    18 July 2016

    JMS Naval Architects designed a 2,500 Long Ton Floating Dry Dock for Senesco Marine.  On Friday, the ATB tug GRACIE M. REINAUER was transferred to the new dry dock in preparation for the new tug’s launch later this week.  The new ATB tug was built at Senesco Marine in North Kingstown, RI for Reinauer Transportation…

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  • JMS-Designed Stevedoring Barge Arrives at Port of Providence Rhode Island

    17 May 2016

    JMS Naval Architects engineered and designed a crane barge for the State of Rhode Island that will be used for stevedoring operations at ProvPort Inc. ProvPort is a nonprofit public-private partnership, formed in 1994, which owns and operates the municipal port of the City of Providence, RI. ProvPort is New England’s premier deep water multimodal facility…

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  • JMS-Designed ARCTICUS Delivered to USGS Great Lakes Science Center

    23 October 2014

    The oceanographic research and fisheries assessment vessel ARCTICUS, designed by JMS Naval Architects (JMS) of Mystic, CT, completed her sea trials and was delivered to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Great Lakes Science Center ( on October 17. The ARCTICUS replaces the R/V GRAYLING and becomes the newest member of a 5-vessel fleet owned and operated…

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