Monday, October 26, 2009

Come visit Lay, Pitman and Associates, Inc. Naval Architects at booth #369, for the 50th Anniversary of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. October 29 – November 2, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Argosy VII Casino Nearing Completion in Lawrenceburg, IN

The Argosy property (Penn National Gaming) in Lawrenceburg will be replacing their existing Casino boat with a new and unusual vessel. The new vessel will be restrained in place by a series of huge hydraulic cylinders to maintain a fixed position level with the landside access walkways and the adjacent building - all unaffected by rising river levels.
Lay, Pitman & Associates provided naval architecture and marine engineering services for the vessel. The vessel is self-propelled by four 1000 HP azimuth Z-drive units. ABS Consulting Group will be the regulatory agency and certify the vessel under the new Indiana Alternate Compliance Regulations.
The 504 ft. x 270 ft. platform will offer two levels of gaming for the 12,338 person capacity. Browning, Day, Mullins and Dierdorf are the landside architects on the project.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Lay, Pitman, and Associates, Inc Naval Architects

Lay, Pitman, and Associates, Inc Naval Architects

New 106m Luxurious 36 Passenger Yacht
LP&A is currently working on a new build design of a 344 ft. x 64 ft. Luxury Yacht. There are many unique features planned for this design including a game room with a gyroscopic pool table, an underwater observation area, a large atrium with glass elevator, a large hangar bay, and deck storage with launching capabilities for multiple sport fishing boats. It also has two helicopter pads with an optional third pad, port and starboard waterline shell doors for recreational vessel access, and "GREEN" philosophies through-out. This new Luxurious Mega Yacht is sure to provide the "WOW" that accompanies all of Lay, Pitman and Associates’ designs.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

We Know Stability

Lay, Pitman and Associates, Inc. Is your specialist when it comes to stability.
How a vessel reacts in its' water-bound environment can be a complex balancing act between the laws of physics, mother nature, and what a mariner wishes to do.

Not only does Lay, Pitman do stability for large vessels, but we specialize in stability analysis for small pontoon and passenger vessels to meet the latest United States Coast Guard requirements for small vessel stability.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Lay, Pitman has developed a design for the “Ultimate” long-range Mothership. It is a design which features both the long-range capabilities and outfitting required of a world-wide sport fishing or sport diving support vessel, and all of the amenities and conveniences of a world-class yacht.
For the prospective owner the new design is flexible enough that it can be adapted for either new construction or the conversion of an existing vessel.
We understand, for a true fishing enthusiast, time spent on overseeing the acquisition, design, and conversion of existing vessel is time spent away from fishing. To ensure that an owner will have ample time for fishing, LP&A has the ability to either locate, survey, and prepare engineering documentation for an existing vessel conversion or complete design packages can be prepared, submitted for pricing, and construction for a new vessel, all done in a timely fashion.
For the new Mothership design particular attention will be focused on the mechanical, piping air-conditioning, and fresh water systems on board the vessel. Mechanical and electronic packages to suit the owner’s requests are no problem and can be accommodated into the design. Lay, Pitman, and Associates' piping systems are designed for ease of maintenance and durability. Computerized HVAC systems will ensure the comfort of the owner, guest, and crew. Freshwater wash down systems for the sport fishing boat and tackle equipment are a must and have been carefully considered.
To further complement the Mothership’s support roll; tackle rooms, dive gear storage and deck storage rooms are incorporated into the design. With established relations with Robert Carmichael of Brownies Third Lung the vessel could be capable of being outfitted with the most advanced and state of the art dive support equipment; such as tank fill stations with oxygen generator and nitrox maker, compression chambers, mini submersibles, and digital development labs.