Maritime Applied Physics Corporation
MAPC is a 30 year old small business headquartered in Curtis Bay, Maryland on the Patapsco River. MAPC is a design and build company with a diverse customer base. MAPC was hired by Kevin Plank, CEO of Under Armour, to design and build a fleet of 55 foot water taxis for Baltimore's Harbor fashioned after the traditional deadrise workboat. The deadrise workboat has been an iconic work boat on the waterfront of the Chesapeake Bay for hundreds of years. After visiting the Chesapeake Maritime Museum and seeing the boats “in action”, MAPC designers came up with the new design. These new passenger ferry vessels are equipped with USB ports, special lighting features and a distinctly Maryland icon theme to each boat.