Boksa Marine Design, Inc.
Nick Boksa is a 1995 graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy with a degree in Marine Engineering Systems. Through his time at the academy, he earned a U.S. Coast Guard 3rdAssistant Engineers Merchant Mariners License and reached the rank of Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy. He then earned his Master’s Degree in Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering from University of Michigan in 1996.
Mr. Boksa was first employed as Naval Architect by Burger Boat Company in Manitowoc, WI USA from 1996 through 1999. During this time he was responsible for hull design, structural engineering, weights and centers, powering and performance, mechanical systems and outfitting. These custom aluminum, semi-displacement motor yachts ranged in size from 23m (76 ft) through 36m (118 ft).
He was next employed as Naval Architect/Marine Engineer by Maritrans, Inc. in Tampa, FL USA from 2000-2001 and again from 2003-2007. Here, Mr. Boksa was responsible for the design and construction management for a fleet of oceangoing tug boats and large oil tank barges. These steel ATB (articulated tug-barge) tugs ranged in size from 6,000hp – 12,000hp tugs and were coupled to barges carrying 180,000 BBLS to 350,000 BBLS of oil.
During the interim years from 2001-2003, Mr. Boksa was employed as Naval Architect and Engineering Manager by Davis Boatworks in Wanchese, NC USA. At Davis, He was responsible for the design of semi-custom FRP sport fishing yachts ranging in size from 13.7m (45 ft) through 21.3m (70 ft). These vessels were designed for very rough sea conditions while fishing offshore from the U.S. East Coast and were capable of achieving speeds in excess of 45 knots. Mr. Boksa performed the typical duties of a naval architect such as hull design, structural engineering, weights and powering, mechanical systems, etc., while managing a staff of 4 other engineers who were engaged in all other aspects of the design process.
In 2003, when Mr. Boksa returned to Maritrans, he started Boksa Marine Design, Inc. (BMD). Since its inception, BMD has been responsible for the design and engineering aspects for many commercial and recreational projects ranging in size from 5.2m (17 ft) through 67m (220 ft). Mr. Boksa has accumulated a staff of engineers, naval architects and designers that have a wide array of expertise in design and practical experience. These capabilities include steel, aluminum and composite vessels for a wide diversity of marine industries.