FEBRUARY 1st, 2017

The M/V Susitna has a new home in the Philippines. The GPA designed, 209-foot Small Area Waterplane Twin Hull (SWATH) icebreaking landing craft was delivered to the Philippine Red Cross on 2 December 2016 in Subic Bay, Philippines, after being towed from Seattle across the Pacific by Harley Marine Services. GPA worked closely with Harley Marine and provided lift and transportation analysis, technical support for lifting and securing the vessel to the towing barge, among other preparations for the Pacific crossing.

Thanks to our team’s combined efforts and the excellent planning executed by Harley Marine Services. We wish her all the best in her new home and many more years of operation as a humanitarian ship.


December 8th  2016

GPA designed R/V Sally Ride was delivered this summer to Scripps Institute of Oceanography. 


F/V Starbound arrives safely back in Seattle, WA. after a successful first season post lengthening. 

August 10th, 2016

M/V SEA POWER had a stellar performance in sea trials! Designed by GPA and built by Bae Systems Jacksonville Ship Yard for SEACOR, the ATB Tug is nearly ready for delivery!


may 31st, 2016

Here is Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute's video of GPA Designed R/V Neil Armstrong's first arrival in her home port of Woods Hole.

April 5th, 2016

BAE launched Seacor's ATB Tug on Tuesday! GPA designed M/V SEA POWER is in the water and doing well.

APRIL 10th, 2016

GPA's Matthew Groff, the Project Manager for the F/V Starbound conversion, wrote a great piece for Fisherman's News about the 60 foot extension for the vessel. See full article Here:

F/V Starbound also claimed the front page image on the April edition.


March 10th, 2016

F/V Starbound made the cover of Pacific Maritime Magazine! R/V Neil Armstrong, R/V Sally Ride, F/V Starbound, and WSF's Olympic Class 144 car ferries are included in the March addition's Shipyard Update (Full article HERE)

Cover Photo by: Jeff Pond




 photo by:  Aleutian Spray Fisheries, Inc.

photo by: Aleutian Spray Fisheries, Inc.

Febuary 24th, 2016

"The top is the first time the F/V Starbound left the synchrolift in 1989! Bottom, she's now 60 feet longer and leaner! She'll be in the water on Friday!!" -Aleutian Spray Fisheries, Inc. At Dakota Creek Industries.

FEBRUARY 23rd, 2016

BAE Jacksonville delivers fourth Jackson Offshore PSV

"BAE Systems, Jacksonville, FL, shipyard caps recently delivered M/V Squall, the fourth and final platform support vessel (PSV) built for Jackson Offshore Operators, LLC under a program that began in 2012."-  Marine Log: Jacksonville delivers fourth Jackson Offshore PSV


R/V Neil Armstrong earned its place in Marine Log's "Best Ships of 2015" as well as the cover of the magazine. 

Follow the Link Below to see the whole piece/magazine. 

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Guido Perla offered some key insights into the marine industry in Marine New's December 2015 edition. 

Follow the link below for the whole article. 


GPA, Jackson Offshore Operators, and BAE Systems were awarded Workboat's "Significant Boats of 2015" for PSV Breeze, Thunder, Lightning, and Squall at this year's International Workboat Show in New Orleans.


Come down to Pacific Marine Expo at CenturyLink Field Event Center and stop by the GPA booth. Nov 18-20th

BOOTH: 642

UNOLS Photo Friday: On Wednesday, September 23 the USN accepted delivery of R/V NEIL ARMSTRONG (AGOR 27) from Dakota Creek Industries in a brief ceremony on board the ship in Anacortes, WA. Photo by Karla DeCamp