Naval Architecture and Marine Professional Services

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Who We Are

MiNO Marine, LLC (MiNO) is a Louisiana based naval architecture and marine professional services firm began under the name David M. Bourg & Associates in 1997 and renamed MiNO Marine, LLC in 2006.


MiNO’s principals are David M. Bourg and Kenneth F. Humphreys who are supported by a team of Naval Architects, Engineers, Marine Designers, and office support staff.


Our primary office is located in Greater New Orleans.

David M. Bourg, PhD, P.E.

David M. Bourg has 25 years experience as a Naval Architect involved in wide variety of projects. Before becoming an independent consultant in 1997, David spent time at Textron Marine Systems, Bollinger Shipyards, J. Ray McDermott, and Friede & Goldman. David has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Orleans School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering where he taught various courses since 1993. David holds a PhD in Engineering and Applied Science from the University of New Orleans. His research focused on the development of a new computational fluid dynamics method capable of handling multiphase flow, involving both incompressible and compressible constituents, with applications to cavitating flow. Outside of the field of Naval Architecture, David has authored several technical books on game physics, artificial intelligence, and scientific computing. In 2006 David changed  his independent consulting practice’s name to MiNO Marine LLC while bringing on his partner Kenneth  Humphreys, P.E.

Kenneth Humphreys, P.E.

Kenneth Humphreys holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Architecture in Marine Engineering from the University of New Orleans. Kenneth’s 25 years of experience includes roles as naval architect,  project engineer, program manager, estimating manager, research and development manager, process improvement team leader, university lecturer, and business owner. Past projects include liftboat design, semi-submersible and drill ship rig design, government shipbuilding programs at various stages, and  vessel loading software development. In 2006 Kenneth became a member of former classmate David Bourg’s firm MiNO Marine. Mr. Humphreys serves as Managing Partner of the company. Kenneth is a  registered professional engineer in Louisiana.

• Vessel concept design

• Specifications development and review

• Hull form design and modeling

• General arrangement plan development

• Seakeeping studies

• Design optimization studies

• Computation Fluid Dynamics

• Model test planning, support and results analysis

MiNO Marine, LLC

119 Causeway Boulevard

Jefferson, Louisiana 70121, U.S.A

504.218.8162 (voice)

877.674.3450 (fax)