Kevin Plank’s winning bid with Sagamore Ventures through the acquisition of Harbor Boating is big news for Maritime Applied Physics Corporation, an employee owned and operated Baltimore City boat manufacturing firm in Curtis Bay.
MAPC’s work on Schwinge’s Tetrahedron Super Yacht was recently mentioned in an article in Forbes Magazine. Since then, the article has been picked up by many news outlets. MAPC is proud to have three naval architects on staff with over 50 combined years of maritime engineering and design experience.
HYSWAS stands for “Hydrofoil Small Waterplane Area Ship.” The HYSWAS combines dynamic lift and buoyancy which provides high endurance and excellent rough water motions and speed. MAPC has designed and built both HYSWAS and hydrofoils over its 30 year company history. Here’s a great little video from MAPC’s quest demonstrator project.
Here is a photo of our Quest demonstrator project that was mentioned in the article. We’ve come a long way, baby!
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September 10, 2015: MAPC will be participating in live demonstrations of the GARC as part of a series of off-shore wind conference activities at the end of September. MAPC has partnered with IP Subsea to market an unmanned surface vehicle to the off-shore wind community for undersea cable monitoring.
The Business Network for Off-Shore Wind will be hosting an International Partnering Forum on September 27-28, 2015 as a lead-up to the AWEA Conference in Baltimore, Maryland September 29-30.
For more information about the International Partnering Forum, please click here! There will be live demonstrations are part of the Forum. However, the demonstrations will be held on the Pier and available to view regardless if people have registered for the Forum or not. Technologies include a range of marine applications developed for off-shore and in-shore marine infrastructure projects. The schedule for the demonstrations and more details can be found at www.oswstrong.com/demonstrations.html.
If there’s anyone who understands waves and the importance of having a stable craft in high sea states, it’s Kelly Slater, crowned ASP World Tour Champion a record 11 times. He is the youngest and the oldest to win the ASP World title. Interviewed in GQ Magazine, Slater outlines 10 essential things he can’t live without and #1 is the original GARC boat designed by George Greenough in Australia. Here is a link to the article.
Baltimore, Maryland: Maritime Applied Physics Corporation (MAPC) just returned the Patuxent Research Refuge’s National Wildlife Visitor Center tram to the United States Department of Fish and Wildlife Service with an updated electrical system, just in time for the busy season! MAPC has kept the Patuxent Wildlife all-electric tram up and running since 2000 and has a long history with building electric vehicles, beginning in 1997.
Jim Cerulli, Engineering Manager at MAPC said: “the tram is a fun project for us. It keeps our electric vehicle engineering knowledge current and we like knowing that the general public will get to experience our technology.”
Established in 1936, the Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel, Maryland is the only national wildlife refuge specifically created to support wildlife research in the United States. The South Tract of the refuge is where the National Wildlife Visitor Center, the Tram, and its trails are located.
Cerulli continued; “while electric vehicles are just now starting to become popular in the United States, the Patuxent National Wildlife tram has been operational for over 20 years.” MAPC hopes to keep the tram moving for another 20 years.
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