Years of Excellence 1984-2004
statement for the creation of HydroComp in 1984 was to "provide
naval architects and ship builders with resistance and propulsion
analysis solutions of the highest technical excellence."
HydroComp was formed as a corporation
in 1984 by Jill Aaron [Managing Director] and Donald MacPherson
[Technical Director]. This partnership continues to direct HydroComp's
evolution and growth to this day, resulting in a dynamic consultancy
known worldwide for its software and services.
Responding to the growth
in desktop computing during the mid-1980's, HydroComp introduced
the first version of the NavCad™ software in 1987. NavCad is still
HydroComp's flagship product, with users in all corners of the
world from design to construction to academia. In addition to
NavCad, HydroComp's software products grew to include PropExpert™,
PropCad™, SwiftCraft™, and SwiftTrial™ - programs for propeller
sizing & analysis, propeller CAD, resistance and powering,
and sea-trial documentation & analysis.
Consulting services have
always been an important part of HydroComp's business offerings.
Using the same commercial software sold to industry along with
specialized codes when necessary, HydroComp provides a broad range
of technical services to companies large and small. Combined with
a progressive internal R&D program, these on-going technical
services help keep HydroComp staff at the cutting edge of contemporary
knowledge and expertise.
developed a significant international presence early in its history
- we now serve software customers and consulting clients in over
40 countries. Most of the world's major propulsion equipment manufacturers
and research institutions count themselves among HydroComp's clients.
Supporting this worldwide effort over the last 20 years have been
a number of representatives, most notably Design Systems &
Technologies of Antibes, France, whom have been associated with
HydroComp for over 10 years.
Outreach is an important
part of HydroComp's heritage - to both the maritime insutry and
to our local community. Contributions to the marine industry include
numerous publications and presentations. You will find HydroComp
staff writing and delivering charitable causes, especially for
the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and to youth athletic
HydroComp is justifiably
proud of its twenty years of enthusiasm by its staff, its dedication
to its original mission, and the loyalty of more than 500 companies
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