Farr Yacht Design, based in Annapolis, Maryland, USA, has produced over 300 designs, ranging from custom racing yachts to production cruisers and dinghies.

“We’ve been looking for an engineering firm that provides state-of-the-art analytical skills, timely/reliable delivery, personal interaction and flexibility," Mark Bishop, a Senior Design Engineer at Farr Yacht Design.

"In Firehole I believe that we’ve found them. They shrink the gap between technical analysis and physical design; this makes it possible for us to interface directly with their staff and make real-time corrections and modifications to the design. This saves our team hours, money and frustration. Firehole also offers one of the most impressive and unique methods of composite evaluation we’ve seen – Helius:MCT™ – a product that lets us see exactly how composites perform under extreme loads. Tools like this allow us to maximise performance and optimise weight while still maintaining safety margins.”

Firehole Technologies, headquartered in Laramie, Wyoming, USA, supplies computer-aided simulation software and services for composite materials used in the aerospace, defence, automotive and energy industries.