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There’s been much talk over recent years surrounding the U.S. Navy’s plans for as-

PUBLISHER sembling its 355-ship ? eet, and for good

John C. O’Malley • reason as the U.S. continues to face evolv-

Associate Publisher & Editorial Director ing threats overseas.

Greg Trauthwein •

But much less public attention has been


Eric Haun • given to what Edward Lundquist calls the

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Navy’s “large ? eet of small boats”—which

Contributing Writers numbers 3,200 and counting. Since 2010,

Tom Ewing • Barry Parker • Jeff Vogel

PMS 325 within NAVSEA’s PEO Ships

PRODUCTION has awarded 136 contracts with 23 differ-

Production & Graphics Manager

Eric Haun, Editor,

Nicole Ventimiglia • ent boatbuilders to deliver an average of about 120 boats a year, Lundquist writes in


Vice President, Sales & Marketing his feature starting on page 22. Today, PMS

Rob Howard • 325 has 14 active contracts with 12 builders for 902 boats worth $528 mil-

Advertising Sales Managers lion combined, with plans for another eight procurements for 264 boats. It’s

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Terry Breese • a force to be reckoned with.

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One of those helping to grow the ? eet is Louisiana-based boatbuilder

Lucia Annunziata •

Metal Shark Boats, whose vessels are ? guratively and literally pushing the

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John Cagni • pace of naval small boat operations (see story starting on page 32). An-

Tel: 631-472-2715 Fax: 561-732-8063 other very well-known name in U.S. Navy shipbuilding is the venerable

Frank Covella •

Tel: 561-732-1659 Fax: 561-732-8063 naval architecture ? rm Gibbs & Cox, whose chief executive Chris Deegan

Mike Kozlowski • weighs in for this month’s Insights interview, starting on page 10. The

Tel: 561-733-2477 Fax: 561-732-9670 company has a long and storied history in the sector, but its sights are

Managing Director, Intl. Sales ? xed to the future.

Paul Barrett •

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Manager, Marketing

Mark O’Malley •


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