One of the key features over the next two or three decades will be the increased interaction between fully manned ships, reduced manned ships and autonomous vessels in shared water spaces and how big data, new sensors and data analytics can support safe navigation.

Complex navigation simulation

Modelling and simulation offer powerful ways to support ports and shore-side / offshore terminal design.

Safety critical operations

Technical rigour in multi-ship hydrodynamics and environmental modelling

Digital forensics

Shipping incidents can be extremely complex and a successful resolution usually depends on having a full understanding of the circumstances.

Full mission based simulation

BMT REMBRANDT is a certified DNV class A, B and C bridge mission simulator

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Key contact

Phil Thompson

Regional Managing Director

Phil Thompson

Regional Managing Director

Fareham, United Kingdom

+44 (0)1489 889 260

Fareham, United Kingdom

Mark Wilson

Operations Manager - BMT REMBRANDT

Mark Wilson

Operations Manager - BMT REMBRANDT

Fareham, United Kingdom

+44 (0)1489 889260


BMT REMBRANDT (Real Time Manoeuvring Berthing And Training) is a Windows based, 3D time domain, navigation and seakeeping ship simulation software application. BMT REMBRANDT is fully scalable and is approved as a DnV Class A (full mission), B (multi-task), C (limited task) and S (special task) ship simulator.

Key features

Industry Leading

BMT REMBRANDT is unique within the industry, evidenced by the broad range of users / stakeholders across the maritime industry. It is fully scalable and available across a wide range of platforms, ranging from laptop, desktop and through to full-bridge mission based installations. Users include commercial ship operators and owners, floating oil and gas operators, pilots, nautical training schools, statutory marine accident investigation agencies and law firms.


A wide range of user configurable controls allow for a variety of environmental conditions. These include reduced visibility, day/night settings, wind and current shielding, multi-directional swells and complex current flows. The software supports S57 and S63 ENCs. Visual topography, including bathymetric representation is automatically generated from the ENC chart. The system is AIS-enabled, allowing real-time displays of live traffic as part of a vessel simulation. An interactive tug drag-and-drop library is also available

Scalable and Highly Configurable

BMT REMBRANDT is highly configurable and is available with a wide range of conventional and AZIPOD console options. The system is scalable, operating on a wide range of platforms from laptops through to desktop and full mission bridge, integrated with radar, ECDIS and GMDSS modules.

Research and Innovation Driven

In addition to industry driven developments, BMT REMBRANDT also benefits from a wide range of external innovation funding streams which means many of its emerging features are cutting-edge and technically unique. This includes new state-of-the-art attributes, such as ship-to-ship transfer time domain simulation, VDR 3D digital event reconstruction and COLLREGS cognisant AI manoeuvring simulation.

3D Hydrodynamic Modelling and Visualisation

The system includes a large database of six degree of freedom hydrodynamic models for ships, floating O&G platforms and smaller craft, all calibrated using sea trial data and/or pilot cards. Physical phenomena such as squat, bank effects and ship-ship interaction are included.

Certified & Approved Systems

BMT REMBRANDT is approved a DNV Class A (full mission), B (multi-task), C (limited task) and S (special task) simulator. It is also approved to BAW (Bundesanstalt fur Wasserbau, on behalf of the Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration, Wasser und Schiffahrtsverwaltung des Bundes (WSV) in Germany.

At Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn and P&O Cruises Australia, our number one priority is the safety and comfort of the guests who sail with us every year. For us, providing one of the world's leading solutions for maritime simulation and virtual training to support international operations is essential in helping us meet that priority. For that reason, we have formed an important partnership with BMT, one of the world's most respected leaders.

Eric Chamberlin, Vice President

Marine for Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn and P&O Australia.


BMT REMBRANDT is our industry-leading ship simulator, helping users to safely plan, train and prepare for complex manoeuvres at sea or in port. Its detailed and realistic simulations are also used by national statutory safety authorities to accurately reconstruct accidents and cause.

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