A graduate of Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, Jim Antrim founded Antrim Associates in 1979 after apprenticing with leading naval architects Dick Carter, Britton Chance and Gary Mull. His design portfolio is one of the most diverse in the industry, and includes record-breaking custom multihull and monohull sailboats, popular production boats, wing-sail assisted motor-catamarans, and recently, a solar-powered unmanned electric craft.
Always keeping an eye toward efficient innovation, Jim's expertise in composite engineering yields high-performing and weight-effective structures. Jim has developed several computer programs used in laminate engineering analysis, as well as performance analysis and prediction. His services are often sought after by other leading naval architecture firms.
His love for the sport of sailing ensures thoughtful, fun and leading edge designs.
In 1999 Jim was awarded the grade of Fellow by SNAME (Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers)
"The grade of Fellow shall be accorded exclusively to individuals who
have made outstanding personal contributions to significant achievements
in naval architecture and marine engineering in the form of advances in
design, research, production, operation, or education."
In 2002 Jim Antrim was awarded the Professional Design Award by
-1995 Sailing World Boat of the Year -- PHRF/Sportboat
Zephyr, Antrim 40 Trimaran
Aotea, 40' Offshore Trimaran
Erin, A30+ Trimaran
-Professional Boatbuilder, April/May 2002, by Steven Callahan