Keith's resume reads like a veritable Who's Who of boat companies. As a testiment to his talent, he continues to do work for most of the companies with whom he was full time employed.

As an independent contractor, Keith can focus his full energy and attention on his designs without the constant meetings, distractions and interuptions in the corporate environment. 

If Keith's impressive resume on the right isn't enough, scroll to the bottom of the page to see the multiple degrees and patents he holds.

Listed below are some of RMD's projects by brand.

Edgewater Powerboats:
            370CC                                                                 2018

Monterey Boats:
            M19                                                                     2018
            378 Outboard Super Sport
            305 Outboard Sport Yacht

            SeaBlade23                                                        2018

Regal Marine:
            21OBX                                                                 2017

Brunswick Commercial & Government Products:
            270 Vigilant                                                        2011
            4 Person Vigilant
            270 Challenger
            520 Impact                                                         2012
            650 Impact
            210 Guardian                                                     2013
            230 Guardian
            1000 Impact WB                                                2014
            1100 Impact WB
            1200 Impact WB
            310 Guardian
            310 Vigilant
            1000 Impact “D”                                                2015
            1100 Impact “D”
            1200 Impact “D”
            750 Impact
            850 Impact
            750 Impact “D”
            850 Impact “D”
            320 Justice                                                          2016
            280 Justice
            850 Pilot                                                             2017
            850 Impact Aluminum

Everglades Boats:
Chief design engineer on a two person design team that rapidly developed four new models from concept to prototype in twelve months, two of which were the first full cabin express models for the company.

            210CC                                                                 2009

Boston Whaler
Responsible for the vast majority of the design and modeling for virtually every boat contained in the 2008 model line-up, and key design contributer to 45 models over 10+ years of service. Created and patented Whaler's proprietary Active Deck Suspension System (ADSS). Notable development projects include:

            23 Outrage                                                        1997    
            28 Conquest
            28 Outrage
            14 Dauntless                                                     1998
            16 Dauntless
            21 Outrage
            18 Outrage           
            22 Dauntless                                                     1999
            26 Conquest
            22 Dauntless
            180 Dauntless                                                   2000
            180 Ventura
            255 Conquest                                                    2001
            210 Outrage
            270 Outrage
            240 Outrage                                                      2002
            150 Sport          
            170 Montauk
            320 Outrage
            305 Conquest                                                    2003
            110 Tender/Sport
            190 Nantucket
            205 Eastport                                                      2004
            235 Conquest                                                    2005
            320 Outrage Cuddy
            285 Conquest                                                    2006
            150 Montauk
            190 Montauk
            200 Dauntless                                                   2007
            345 Conquest                                                    2008
            180 Dauntless
            230 Dauntless
            280 Outrage

Pursuit Boats
Development, optimization and testing of various new models ranging from 22 to 28 feet in length. Notable projects include:

           2860 Denali                                                        1996
           2270 Center Console
           2870 Center Console

Palmer Johnson
Design & Engineering work for various megayacht & sailing yacht projects with PJ. Notable projects include:

Hull 219 - 80' Planing Sportfish                                  1996
Hull 217 - 151' Displacement Motoryacht
Hull 216 - 141' Semi-displacement Motoryacht
Hull 214 - 125' Semi-displacement Motoryacht      1995
Hull 215 - 108' Sailing Ketch

Ranieri Marine Design, LLC New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Owner/Principal Naval Architect 2007 – present

  • Full service design office offering “blank screen” to fully developed models ready for tooling
  • Project history ranges from 400+ foot high speed aluminum combat and transport ships to small fiberglass runabouts for various players in the marine industry
  • Hull design & development, 3D surface & solid modeling, naval architecture, structural and mechanical design, in compliance with various regulatory bodies employing ABYC, ISO and ABS standards
  • Structural design including 3D development of ship structure, structural calculations, foundation design

Brunswick Commercial & Government Products Edgewater, Florida
Director of Product Development & Engineering 2010 – 2016

  • Led a product engineering team in all aspects of the development of mission specific custom watercraft for commercial, military, law enforcement and firefighting applications
  • Responsible for the development of three distinct model lines, including Boston Whaler commercial models, Impact rigid inflatables, and Sentry aluminum platforms
  • All platforms offer a variety of general arrangements and propulsion options to suit mission requirements
  • Successfully implemented lightweight resin infusion construction technology into a production facility previously accustomed to only conventional open molding techniques
  • Developed and employed modular tooling concepts and shared hull platforms in order to maximize the number of product platforms offered in light of limited annual tooling budgets

Everglades Boats (RJ Dougherty Associates) Edgewater, Florida
Naval Architect/Chief Design Engineer 2007 - 2009

  • Chief engineer on a two person design team responsible for all aspects of design for four new models in 12 months, including 2 large express models, the first such models for the company
  • Responsibilities include hull, deck, small part and vendor part design from concept up to and including 3-D CAD file development for input to 5-axis and 3-axis milling machines
  • Responsible for all naval architecture including hull design, hydrostatic & hydrodynamic analysis of hull forms, and performance prediction

Boston Whaler (Division of Brunswick Boat Group) Edgewater, Florida
Senior Naval Architect/Design Engineer 1997 – 2007

  • Design & engineering of 42 new sport fishing boat models ranging from 11 to 34 feet in length
  • Produced hull forms providing a softer, drier ride than the models they replaced
  • Responsible for the design and three-dimensional surface modeling of hulls, decks, hull liners & small parts for input to 5-axis milling machines or for communication to in-house tooling personnel
  • Responsible for all naval architecture including hull design, hydrostatic & hydrodynamic analysis of hull forms, performance prediction, mechanical layouts, and mechanical design of inboard propulsion systems
  • Engineered & enhanced the structural integrity of Boston Whaler’s unique foam core construction for effective and reliable implementation on larger boats
  • Lead engineer and project manager for Boston Whaler’s revolutionary and proprietary Active Deck Suspension System (ADSS), a system for reducing impact loads on vessel occupants in rough seas
  • Performed model testing of proposed hull forms to determine the most efficient hull design as well as to determine horsepower requirements for required cruise speeds

Pursuit Boats (Division of S2 Yachts) Fort Pierce, Florida
Design Engineer 1996 - 1997

  • Contributed to the design, prototyping & testing of 4 models ranging from 22 to 28 feet in length
  • Provided support for new model introduction, engineering changes, and model year enhancements
  • Responsible for the certification of all new & existing models with CE, ABYC & NMMA standards

Palmer Johnson, Inc. Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Naval Architect 1995 - 1996

  • Structural design & analysis of aluminum hulls & superstructures and machinery layouts on megayachts ranging from 80 feet to 151 feet in length


  • Active Deck Suspension System, U.S. Patent Number US 6,763,774 B1
  • Pneumatic method for mitigating impact loads on the occupants of high speed offshore watercraft
  • Bow Thruster Installation for Production Vessels, US 7,765,946 B1 
  • Manufacturing friendly method for a more efficient installation of thrusters in a production environment


The University of California Berkeley, California
Department of Naval Architecture & Offshore Engineering
Master of Science in Engineering, December 1994

The University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan
Department of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Engineering, May 1993