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Last updated: 12/18/2016
Dave Gerr
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Gerr Marine, Inc.
838 West End Ave
New York
New York
10025-5364   [ Map ]
(212) 864-7030 (Phone)
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Naval Architect
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Dave Gerr’s naval-architecture firm, Gerr Marine, designs both yachts and commercial vessels, and works on a wider assortment of boat types than other design offices: sail and power, yacht and commercial, monohull and multihull.

A graduate of the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology, Gerr is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (FRINA). He served as the director of the Westlawn Institute from 2003 to 2015. He is an adjunct professor at SUNY Maritime College, lecturing on boat design.

Gerr performs specialized surveys for insurance companies and law firms. He has been an expert witness on a broad assortment of cases.

Gerr is the author of Propeller Handbook, The Elements of Boat Strength , The Nature of Boats, and Boat Mechanical Systems Handbook , all published by International Marine/McGraw-Hill. He has written over 400 articles on boats and boat design that have appeared in almost every major boating magazine.
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• Naval architect, with 35 years of experience, specializing in the design of vessels under 180 feet, yacht and commercial
• Chartered engineer (CEng) and fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (FRINA)
• Educator, with over 14 years of experience in classroom and distance-learning, accreditation, curriculum development, and student relations
• Author of "Propeller Handbook," "The Nature of Boats," "The Elements of Boat Strength," and "Boat Mechanical Systems Handbook," all published by McGraw-Hill, and over 400 technical articles on naval architecture, boatbuilding, marine technology and history. These books are used as texts in the Marine Institute program as well as at the U.S. Naval Academy, the Landing School and others.
• Lecturer on technical and historical topics in naval architecture, boatbuilding, systems installation and engineering
• Marine surveyor specializing in complex and unusual accident, damage and failure analysis
• Expert witness, with fifteen years of experience in cases related to boats, boating accidents and boat design
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