MORE THAN A CENTURY
OF EXCELLENCE.


Trident Maritime Systems holds a unique place in maritime history. Founded in 1916 as Hopeman Brothers Marine Interiors by Arendt W. Hopeman, a native of Holland, the company has evolved to become a worldwide leader in turnkey maritime solutions.

Now headquartered in Washington, DC, with locations around the globe, Trident works with shipbuilders and owners in the cruise, military, energy and commercial markets, providing engineering, manufacturing, installation and testing of custom maritime solutions from bow to stern, and bridge to engine room.

  • 1916
       
    1916 - Company founded as Hopeman Brothers Marine Interiors.

    1916 - 

    Hopeman Brothers Marine Interiors outfits its first ship.

  • 1941
       
    Trident ship picture during WW2

    1941 - 

    During World War II, Hopeman Brothers outfits more than 2,500 freighters, tankers and cargo ships.

  • 2002
       
    2002 - Hopeman Brothers renamed US Joiner, the largest joiner company in the U.S.

    2002 - 

    Hopeman Brothers sells certain assets that become the foundation of US Joiner, the largest joiner company in the US.

  • 2008
       

    2008 - 

    US Joiner acquires, Turnbull, the largest marine furniture manufacturer in North America.

  • 2011
       
    2011 - US Joiner acquired by JF Lehman & Co., a private equity firm focused on aerospace, defense, maritime, government and environmental sectors.

    2011 - 

    US Joiner acquired by JF Lehman & Co., a private equity firm focused on aerospace, defense, maritime, government and environmental sectors.

  • 2012
       

    2012 - 

    US Joiner acquires Infinity Marine Offshore, Maritime Services Corporation and JCI Metal Products, expanding capabilities in the military, energy and cruise markets.

  • 2012
       

    2012 - 

    The company also merges with IMECO, a provider of distributed electromechanical systems and solutions.

  • 2013
       
    Viking Star April 2015

    2013 - 

    Baltec Marine is established as US Joiner’s cruise division, serving the international cruise repair and retrofit business.

  • 2013
       

    2013 - 

    USJ Srl is established in Italy to serve the cruise new construction market.

  • 2014
       

    2014 - 

    The company acquires RAACI, adding complementary electrical, control and automation solutions, and expands into the Canadian maritime market.

  • 2014
       
    2014 - US Joiner rebrands as Trident Maritime Systems.

    2014 - 

    Operations are consolidated under the Trident Maritime Systems name, integrating all components of the business into one company.

  • 2015
       

    2015 - 

    MV Viking Star, the first of its class operated by Viking Ocean Cruises, is launched in Italy, with Trident solutions in major public spaces including the Wintergarden, Aquavit Terrace and Infinity Pool.

  • 2016
       

    2016 - 

    Trident celebrates 100 years of maritime excellence and expands its global footprint with the acquisition of Callenberg Technology Group.

  • 2016
       

    2016 - 

    Trident earns Industry Leader Safety Award in the Shipbuilding/Repair category from Signal Mutual.

  • 2017
       

    2017 - 

    Trident selected for the US Navy Fleet Replenishment Oilers (T-AO) team, and awarded US Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPC) work.

  • 2018
       
    sayaendo

    2018 - 

    Trident installs SOx scrubbers on CMA CGM container ships and provides insulation systems for Sayaringo Series Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) carriers built by Mitsubishi in Nagasaki, Japan — a continuation of insulation work the company began in 2012 on Mitsubishi’s Sayaendo Series ships.

  • 2018
       

    2018 - 

    Trident acquires Newsystem Srl, a Bergamo, Italy-based provider of outfitting systems and solutions for the cruise ship new construction market.

  • 2019
       
    polar cutter

    2019 - 

    Trident is on the winning team to build the US Coast Guard’s new Polar Security Cutter (PSC) icebreakers.