Autodesk Inventor Professional Software is used for all WAM-V® vessel class design.


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Hewlett-Packard Company


HP computers, peripherals and printers have greatly facilitated Phase II design and manufacturing of the Proteus.


As sea trials progress, improvements and modifications continue to be made to Proteus and to WAM-V® design using HP technology.

HP technology is the platform for all current design efforts on both manned and unmanned WAM-Vs.

HP's mission is to invent technologies and services that drive business value, create social benefit and improve the lives of customers — with a focus on affecting the greatest number of people possible.

HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company’s offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing.
More information about HP (NYSE, Nasdaq: HPQ) is available at www.hp.com

Cummins Inc.

Proteus, the first full size WAM-V®, features two Quantum Series QSB5.9 355 mhp by Cummins MerCruiser Diesel


Cummins Inc. is recognized worldwide as a leader in advanced diesel power systems. Its success in the marine market includes
over 80 years of experience producing reliable propulsion and auxiliary engines for commercial and recreational applications.

Since the company was founded in 1939, Mercury Marine has continually set the standard as the world’s most innovative
technological leader in marine propulsion and has consistently emphasized performance and innovation. That pledge remains
strong today, as Mercury is repeatedly recognized for its ability to foresee and fulfill the needs of its consumers.

Cummins MerCruiser Diesel, a joint venture between these two industry leaders, represents a combination of world-class research and engineering expertise, exceptional range of products and an ever-growing global service network. Through this alliance, CMD has emerged as the industry’s premiere choice for prop-to-helm performance.

Quantum Engines are designed for superior strength and performance in a wide array of applications. These engines are easy to
install and thoughtfully designed for access during routine maintenance. Meeting EPA Tier 2 and IMO emission certification standards, these full-authority electronic engines provide better power-to-weight ratios, cleaner starting, and less noise while they virtually eliminate smoke.

Twin Disc

Twin Disc MG-5061A marine gears with Arneson ASD 8 surface drives maximize Proteus’ speed and performance.


Twin Disc is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of power transmission equipment. Their products are installed in the drivelines and powertrains of farm tractors, road pavers, cranes, mining trucks, oil rigs, logging equipment, firefighting and rescue vehicles, pleasure craft, fishing and work boats. They efficiently manage and control horsepower. They help feed us, provide natural resources, build our cities and homes, transport us, defend us and influence our lives daily in many unnoticed but critical ways.
Twin Disc supplies the commercial, pleasure craft and military segments of the marine market with transmissions, surface and waterjet drives, propellers, marine hydraulics and electronic controls. No one in the world offers you more ways to make your craft move through the water more efficiently, more reliably and with more control. Twin Disc offers more than 30 different marine transmission models in a variety of configurations ranging from 35 to 3600 horsepower.

For the ultimate in speed, maneuverability, efficiency and dependability, nothing matches Twin Disc Arneson Surface Drives. Their surface-piercing propeller design reduces underwater drag by 50% compared to conventional submerged propeller drive systems.


The wave-adaptive feature of the WAM-V® vessel class is made possible, in part, by springs produced with TIMET superior titanium.


TIMET is the world's largest supplier of high quality titanium metal products. With its unique combination of strength, light weight, corrosion resistance and other metallurgical properties, titanium is used in hundreds of diverse aerospace, industrial and emerging applications where no other metal is as reliable or economical, especially on a lifecycle costing basis.

As a fully-integrated titanium manufacturer and distributor, TIMET's activities span every phase of titanium research, manufacturing and sales. We convert rutile ore into sponge; melt and refine ingot and slab; manufacture mill products; and distribute our products globally. We have the financial strength, capacity and technical solutions to meet the established demands for titanium and, as new uses for titanium accelerate, to lead the industry into the future.



In recognition of its engineering excellence and groundbreaking innovation, Marine Advanced Research was honored with Autodesk’s “Inventor of the Month” Award in January 2007.





































strategic alliances

Wing Inflatables

Wing Inflatables embraced the challenge of creating for Proteus, the first full size WAM-V®, the largest and longest sponsons ever made and continues to provide top quality sponsons for all WAM-Vs.


Wing Inflatables proudly manufactures the best air tube and foam collar sponsons in the world. Based in Arcata, California, along our stretch of coast we are accustomed to high seas from Aleutian storms and class 5 rivers such as the Cal Salmon and Trinity. We feel this gives us an unparalleled opportunity to test our products in some of the heaviest waters in the world.
Our mission statement reflects our work ethic; Wing Inflatables will build the strongest, most durable and beautiful boats and sponsons that money can buy, period. Wing Inflatables uses the highest caliber materials, machinery and well trained staff to build a product good enough to wear our logo. Beginning with the initial contact right down to receiving your inflatable, Wing is with you every step of the way. We pride ourselves in providing unrivaled customer service, intelligent design input, and superior products. We strive to work with each customer to build the boat you've always wanted but could never find.

© 2005 Wing Inflatables
707.826.2887 • 1220 5th Street, Arcata, California 95521

NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries

NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries have followed closely from inception the development of the WAM-V technology


The Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, manages a national system of fourteen underwater-protected areas that encompass more than 150,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters from Washington State to the Florida Keys, and from Lake Huron to American Samoa. The system includes 13 national marine sanctuaries and the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument.

The mission of NOAA's National Marine Sanctuaries is to serve as the trustee for the nation's system of marine protected areas, to conserve, protect, and enhance their biodiversity, ecological integrity and cultural legacy.

The Center for Vehicle Systems and Safety (CVeSS) at Virginia Tech

CveSS at Virginia Tech is working on the optimization of the WAM-V’s suspension system under a grant from the Office of Naval Research


CVeSS was established in 2004 by Dr. Mehdi Ahmadian, professor of Mechanical Engineering, and director of CVeSS. The center consists of four laboratories: The Advanced Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory (AVDL, established 1995), Vehicle Terrain Performance Laboratory (VTPL, established 2006), Performance Engineering and Research Laboratory (PERL, established 2006) and Railway Technologies Laboratory (RTL, established 2004). The center is served by five full-time faculty, more than twenty graduate students, a large number of undergraduate students and technical personnel. Several other Virginia Tech faculty members and visiting scholars are CVeSS affiliate faculty.

Website: http://www.me.vt.edu/cvess/main/index.php
E-mail: ahmadian@vt.edu

Gangplank Marina

The East Coast homeport for Marine Advanced Research Inc.


The Gangplank Marina is home to a uniquely diverse mix of liveaboard, recreational, and commercial vessels. Four blocks from the National Mall, the Gangplank showcases WAM-V® technology to government decision makers, congressional delegations, and embassies from around the world. Unprecedented marine access to the corridors of power makes The Gangplank equally attractive to tall ships as well as experimental research and homeland security vessels. The U.S. East Coast Home Port for the Proteus World Tour in 2007, the Gangplank hosts again Marine Advanced Research Inc. with its 33 foot WAM-V USV unmanned prototype — introduced at AUVSI North America 2011 (the Unmanned Systems Conference).

For more information on the Gangplank Marina, please visit http://gangplank.com and Coastal Properties Management Inc. http://www.coastal-properties.com