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Welcome to Bristol Harbor Group, Inc.
BHGI is a full service naval architecture and marine engineering firm located on the harbor in Bristol, Rhode Island. We have been in business for twenty years, and have produced more than 50 unique designs, to which more than 100 vessels have been built. We specialize in commercial vessel design and consulting, and have experience with tugs, barges, ATB’s, passenger vessels, dredges and yachts. Our team of dedicated professionals hail from some of the best naval architecture schools in the United States and the United Kingdom, and we stand ready to develop practical and efficient designs to meet your specific needs.
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From large z-drive shiphandling tugboats, to small inland towboats, Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. has successful, simple and efficient designs at the ready. Further, our involvement with the new towing vessel inspection regulations, known as "Subchapter M", make Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. the right choice for any tug design or modification needs.
Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. is one of the leading barge design firms in the world. With over 100 vessels built to our designs, we have experience with just about any size and mission barge. From 130 foot crane barges to 400 foot loadline deck cargo barges; and from small 7,000 BBL double hull oil barges, to 60,000 BBL ATB's, Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. is the right choice for any barge design work.
Turnkey design / build projects are another skill that Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. brings to the table. We have completed several "Special Projects" which have included both design / build and acquisition / modification projects. These are good solutions for time sensitive procurements that do not allow adequate time for a proper design period prior to construction or modification.