Lou has degrees in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute of Naval Architecture and Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a registered Professional Engineer.
35 years experience, almost all in power boat design, has included stints with the Coast Guard, the Navy's
small craft design group, and Donald L. Blount and Associates
had an independent practice since 1990 that caters primarily to production and semi-custom boatbuilders.
has designed for many of the most highly regarded boat builders in this country and Europe.
He has over 40 constructed designs in his portfolio, ranging from 16 to 155 feet in length and including work for Regulator Marine, Seemann Composites, Carolina Classic, Hines-Farley, Mirage Manufacturing, Andrea Lia Custom Boats and Blue-Game Yachts.
He's also a recognized expert in high performance craft with experience in high speed hydrodynamics, light weight composite and aluminum structures and high performance engines and propulsors.
a regular speaker at IBEX and has seven published pieces on small craft design and engineering, primarily in Professional Boat Builder.