Naval architect Brandon Foy joins Bristol Harbor Group Inc.

(BRISTOL, R.I.) — Bristol Harbor Group Inc. (BHGI) has welcomed Brandon Foy as a naval architect to its naval architecture and marine engineering firm.

Foy holds a master’s degree in naval architecture and marine engineering from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in naval architecture and marine engineering from the Coast Guard Academy. He is also a registered professional engineer in the District of Columbia.

Before joining BHGI, Foy was an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard and served aboard Coast Guard cutters Hamilton and Resolute. After attending graduate school at the University of Michigan, he was assigned to Coast Guard headquarters as a staff engineer at the Marine Safety Center and the Office of Standards Evaluation and Development.

Brandon Foy

Following his service in the Coast Guard, Foy became a naval architect in Washington, D.C., where he provided engineering support to the Coast Guard Ship Design Team. Specifically, he supported the polar security cutter, the offshore patrol cutter, the waterways commerce cutter, and others.

Three particular highlights include co-authoring the report “Interim Results of the Propulsion Motors Over-Torque Data Acquisition Project Onboard United States Coast Guard Icebreaker Mackinaw,” which was presented at the Offshore Technology Conference; participating in ice trials aboard Mackinaw during the winters of 2021 and 2022; and observing ice model testing of an indicative Great Lakes icebreaker design in Helsinki, Finland.

BHGI is a full-service naval architecture, marine engineering and consulting firm located in Bristol, R.I. BHGI has been in business for more than 30 years and has produced numerous designs to which hundreds of vessels have been built. BHGI specializes in commercial vessel design and consulting and has experience with tugs, barges, articulated tug/barge units (ATBs), passenger vessels, workboats, dredges and floating dry docks.

– Bristol Harbor Group Inc.

By Professional Mariner Staff