Finite Element Analysis (FEA) was developed in the Aircraft Industry in the late 1950's as a way of handling the more complex structures that were evolving. Finite Element analysis has been used in the maritime industry for many years. Lloyds Register
The new Catamaran HSV 2 Swift was delivered to the U.S. Navy on August 13, 2003, during a celebration in Hobart, Australia. High ranking U.S. Military officers joined with invited guests to witness the handover of the 321.5-ft. (98-m) Wave Piercing Catamaran HSV 2 Swift, Incat Hull 061.