Current Projects


52′ Crew Transfer Boat Nearly Complete52'-crew-boat-design

Nov., 2014 – The crew boat, a North River Boats project, is nearing completion with rigging in the final stages.

Boksa Marine Design provided naval architecture and production engineering for the vessel. North River Boats managed concept design and construction.

  • LOA = 52’-2”
  • Beam = 14’-0”
  • Propulsion:  Twin CAT C12 ACERT 705 bhp, with Hamilton Jet HJ 364 water jets
  • Passengers:  24

View more images of the crew boat construction here.

Read more about this project at Workboat Industry NewsNorth River Boats Manufactures Safe, Comfortable Crew Transfer Boats. “When North River Boats started working on this project, there were several special requests from the customer. Their main concern was that the boat will be operated in an area that has a lot of civil unrest and potential piracy threats. The safety of their crew was our top priority.”


Boksa Signed for 2nd Pilot Boat with Tecnimar S.A. of Colombia

naval architect pilot boat design

After a year of ‘in water usage‘ and pilot input, Boksa Marine Design was asked to design a second pilot boat with modifications based on operational preferences.

Design and the aluminum structure will be completed in the U.S. then shipped to Colombia for mechanical and electrical outfitting.

“I was fortunate to make the trip to Colombia recently and was able to participate in sea trials in the waters around Coveñas, the home port of the pilot boat.

The customer was happy with the vessel as it met expectations and ultimately influenced the decision to add a second boat to Tecnimar’s growing fleet,” said Nick Boksa of the project. View more images of the pilot boat here.


Another Colombian Client Turns to Boksa for Design of 42′ Day Cruiser

42′ Cuddy Cruiser is complete. Parts have been cut for the hull and deck plugs and will be shipped to Colombia for construction.

Boksa Marine Design handled the full design of this line extension (there are currently 38′ and 38′ options). Primarily used for day cruising and entertainment purposes, the 42′ was designed to provide customers with comfort, extra seating and storage. View more images of the 42′ day cruiser here.


New Pilot Boat for North River Boats in the Works

Boksa Marine Design, who provided design and production support to Almar, North River Boats for their 52′ jet-powered aluminum crewboat, is currently modifying the crewboat design to create a new pilot boat. View more images here.


115′ Weatherbird II Undergoes Repower

Weatherbird II, Florida Institute of Oceanography Research VesselWorking with the University of South Florida (USF) and the Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO), Boksa Marine Design provided systems and mechanical engineering work for the boat’s engine upgrade.

Work will be done at International Ship Repair and Marine Services in Tampa.

The Weatherbird II is a research vessel and has been the flagship of the Florida Institute of Oceanography since 2009.


Work Nears Completion on Toro 46′ Sportfish

Structural, architectural and mechanical work has been completed on the Toro 46′, a sportfish yacht for the Chinese market.

Work is nearly complete for the deck mold modeling of the 46′. This is the sister ship of the Toro 57′ also designed by Boksa Marine Design. View more images here.


For more information regarding these current projects or for all other inquiries, please contact Nick Boksa at 813-654-9800.