Since 1988, Donald L. Blount and Associates, Inc (DLBA) has been involved with the design development of hull forms, propulsion system installations, auxiliary systems and structural design in accordance with classification society requirements. The design efforts range from conceptual and preliminary design, contract design, through detailed construction design packages for both new construction and vessel refit projects. This includes acting as the customer’s technical authority as they take new and refit projects to shipyards, and supporting shipyards’ production engineering needs for such projects. DLBA supports engineering contracts worldwide to a wide customer base. DLBA maintains technical responsibility for fleets of vessels allowing rapid response to client repair, logistic, and classification needs. This level of support also allows DLBA to support modernization and fleet commonality configuration control.

DLBA's first-hand historical experience includes the use of design and engineering software that helps the company meet the needs of demanding clients including recreational boat & yacht builders and owners, military & commercial shipyards, and large and small yacht repair & refit yards.  The company's extensive internal capabilities makes DLBA well-suited to meet the Seaport-e Statement of Work (SOW) requirements. 

As a full-service professional naval architecture and marine engineering services organization, DLBA addresses many of the functional areas listed below:

  • 3.1 - Research and Development
  • 3.2 - Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Process Engineering Support
  • 3.3 - Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support
  • 3.5 - System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support
  • 3.14 - Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support
  • 3.19 - In-Service Engineering, Fleet Introduction, Installation, and Checkout Support
  • 3.20 - Program Support