Coastwise Corporation is the only naval architecture and marine engineering consulting firm serving the Alaska maritime industry for over 20 years. We offer professional vessel design, marine structural and systems engineering, port engineering and water borne transportation analysis to both public and private clients.

We specialize in designing vessels and marine systems that successfully and efficiently operate in the demanding and rigorous Alaskan marine environment. Many of the most prominent Alaskan vessel owners, operators and shipyards use Coastwise Corporation services and we have been involved in the acquisition of nearly all new public vessels in Alaska.
Our corporate goal is simple: deliver customer satisfaction.

Corporate Leadership

Pat and Anna Eberhardt

Pat Eberhardt, Owner & Principal Engineer

Pat Eberhardt is the owner and principal engineer of Coastwise Corporation and offers over 30 years of naval architecture and marine engineering experience. He has extensive experience with project management, engineering and design, refurbishments and upgrade projects.

Pat is a third-generation Alaskan engineer. His grandfather, Jack Hudert, was a civil engineer who came to Alaska in 1941 to work on the Alaska Canada Highway and the Nome airport/road/rail system. Pat’s father, Bill Eberhardt, started out his career as a surveyor before becoming an electrical engineer working with the US Coast Guard automating and de-manning Alaska’s lighthouses.

Pat obtained his Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from California Maritime Academy in 1983 and went on to obtain his Masters of Science in Engineering from the University of Washington in 1989. He is a registered professional engineer in Alaska and Washington.

Pat’s background in the marine industry allows him to bring perspective from all sides of a project. Pat began his career working for the Ketchikan Shipyard supervising repairs and designing various systems. Following that he worked for the Alaska Marine Highway System working his way up the ladder to Marine Engineering Superintendent. His broad experience along with the help of his wife Anna, allowed him the opportunity to open his own firm.

Jack Hudert

Bill Eberhardt

Bill Eberhardt in an Alaska Road Commission vehicle in the late 1950’s.

Jack Hudert at work on the Nome railroad.

Landing craft in Nome, circa 1950.