George L. Petrie
Formerly a professor of naval architecture at the University of New Orleans, George is a professor of naval architecture at the Webb Institute and continues to provide consulting services to small craft designers, ship operators, and other members of the marine industry.
A graduate of the Institute of Naval Architecture and the graduate program in naval architecture at the University of Michigan, as well as a former U.S. Coast Guard officer, George is both a naval architect and lifelong boating enthusiast. He worked for eight years as a consultant in the offshore industry and has testified as an expert witness in several maritime law cases. His Web site is Maritime Analysis and Design.
This article originally appeared in the January 2007 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.