Founded in 1998 by Chuck Robinson and Bill Burns, M Ship Co., LLC, of San Diego, California, is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business specializing in the design, development and delivery (D3) of innovative marine concepts for the military, commercial and recreational markets.
Inventions patented by the firm's founders have redefined naval architectures' approach to achieving improved speed and stability and set new benchmarks for performance on the water through its proprietary Rapid Empirical Innovation (REI®) services process for concept development and VIRTUAL SHIPYARD™ services for ship construction management.
The M-hull evolved from a challenge to help solve the serious problem of wave erosion in Venice, Italy, where the city’s streets are canals. From that challenge emerged M Ship’s proprietary M-hull® Technology, which has revolutionized ship design, producing a surface vessel that achieves a combination of speed, stability, shallow draft and unparalleled offshore ride quality, while leaving a negligible, environmentally friendly wake signature.
Military Ship Platforms
The patented M-hull® Technology, showcased by the M80 Stiletto, is the latest innovation from M Ship. Built for the Pentagon's Office of Force Transformation and launched in 2006, the M80 Stiletto is garnering accolades from both military leaders and war-fighting operators as the most significant leap forward in ship design for the unique and rapidly growing needs of naval operations in the littoral areas around the world. This emerging market offers M Ship explosive growth opportunities in the design and production of Military ship platforms, ranging from small unmanned sea surface vehicles (USSV) to large combat ships.
The Rapid Empirical Innovation (REI®) design & development services program literally takes testing "out of the box" of traditional tow tanks to quickly and accurately evaluate valuable design concepts that otherwise would lie dormant and unexplored. The REI® services process is a means for developing and refining innovative marine concepts in time- and cost-effective manners. Hull models are evaluated on a self-powered, "Fast, Low-cost, Open Water Testing" (FLOWT) platform that provides real-time force, trim and acceleration measurements to optimize performance and ride quality.