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Wednesday, January 23, 2019 

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) of Seattle, US, and has signed a licensing agreement with AMD Marine Consulting (AMD) of Sydney, Australia have signed a licensing agreement under which EBDG will be AMD's exclusive North American vessel design representative.

AMD specialises in high-speed, multi-hull vessel designs.  The partnership is thought to bring together a wide-ranging collection of vessels and marine expertise. AMD's catamaran hull forms are intended for the high-speed ferry market as well as military and paramilitary vessels, fisheries patrol and rescue vessels.  There are over 200 AMD-designed vessels in operation around the world ranging from 15m to over 100m in length.  Most recently, AMD designed three 43.5m passenger ferries for San Francisco Bay's Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), currently under construction at Dakota Creek Industries. 

"EBDG is excited to partner with AMD, the collaboration expands our repertoire of vessel designs available for clients," said Christina Villiott, VP of Sales and Marketing.  "AMD has an impressive portfolio with expansive application opportunities in North American markets."

AMD Technical Director, Allan Soars said: "We look forward to working with such a well-credentialed design company that shares our ideals, particularly in regard to ease of construction and efficient, reliable vessel operation."

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