Boksa Marine Design
Boksa Marine Design (BMD) is a naval architecture and marine design fi rm located just outside of Tampa, in Lithia, Fla. Founded by naval architect and marine engineer, Nicholas Boksa, P.E., Boksa Marine Design’s engineers have actually worked on ships at sea and have a wide array of expertise and practical experience building in steel, aluminum and composite. “Every Boksa boat is a rugged vessel with exceptional seakeeping capabilities. Since our naval architects and marine engineers are working sailors who kicked steel onboard, every design is engineered like a ship we’d actually take to sea,” Boksa said.
Boksa boats are designed, engineered and built to exceed the operational requirements of their unique mission. The fi rm provides production engineering, systems engineering and complete refi t engineering for the commercial marine industry, including workboat, inland river and shallow draft market. Among its notable recent projects, Boksa provided complete design and engineering for new 78’ push tug J. Arnold Witte at DonJon Shipyard. BMD completed refi t engineering on harbor tugs for Van Enkevort tug and barge, with design and construction support on newly launched 740’ x 78’ self-unloading barge Michigan Trader. Tug Laura L. Van Enkevort is a 124’ x 37’ x 18’ ATB tug with Bludworth connection; refi t added accommodations and raised upper pilothouse for visibility, overhauling the engines and gears, new joinery work for the interior.