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Lou has degrees in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute of Naval Architecture and Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a registered Professional Engineer. His 35 years experience, almost all in power boat design, has included stints with the Coast Guard, the Navy’s small craft design group, and Donald L. Blount and Associates. He’s had an independent practice since 1990 that caters primarily to production and semi-custom boatbuilders.
Lou has designed for many of the most highly regarded boat builders in this country and Europe. He has over 40 constructed designs in his portfolio, ranging from 16 to 155 feet in length and including work for Regulator Marine, Seemann Composites, Carolina Classic, Hines–Farley, Mirage Manufacturing, Andrea Lia Custom Boats and Blue-Game Yachts. He’s also a recognized expert in high performance craft with experience in high speed hydrodynamics, light weight composite and aluminum structures and high performance engines and propulsors. He’s a regular speaker at IBEX and has seven published pieces on small craft design and engineering, primarily in Professional Boat Builder.
Cliff is an engineer with over 30 years of experience in developing technologies for working on and under the ocean. A consistent theme of his work has been the introduction of innovative ways of tapping the productivity of the ocean in more sustainable ways. Much of this career has been as a research engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology working together with industry on problems confronting the fishing and aquaculture industries.
He sees opportunities for growth within these traditional industries, particularly through the application of renewable energy technologies, robotics, and a general abandonment of methods developed under the false assumptions of unlimited fish and an endless supply of fossil fuel. The emergence of ocean-based renewable energy is the key to developing sustainable ocean industries and prosperous coastal communities. Cliff’s work has been published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and covered frequently in industry and popular media.