Director Naval Architecture at BMT Specialised Ship Design
We have developed a comprehensive range of passenger-only and ROPAX ferry designs, including small water-taxi vessels and commuter ferries, open water transit vessels and ocean-going craft, all operating at various speeds.
We have expertise in developing vessels with low-wake wash, environmentally-friendly ships and recently completed a comprehensive study into the use of hybrid propulsion systems.
We have a detailed knowledge of all types of hull forms and an unmatched reputation for innovating to meet challenging technical requirements.
The two new 70m LNG-fuelled ROPAX ferries ‘Willem Barentsz’ and ‘Willem de Vlamingh’ for Dutch operator Rederij Doeksen set a new benchmark in ROPAX design.
We are working hand-in-hand with the community of the Isles of Scilly to develop future vessels that will provide essential life-line travel and freight services to the island for years to come.
We have an ever-expanding range of proven ferry designs in our portfolio, including vessels ranging from 9m to 220m in length and speeds of up to 70 knots.
We offer a wide range of design consultancy services, ensuring optimal costs and operational efficiency.
We design for superior seakeeping and improved comfort, up to 20% saving in fuel consumption for equivalent vessel payloads, novel hull forms for improved docking performance, minimum weather downtime and high payload capacity.
Our range of vessel designs is broad, and we possess vast experience in designing high-speed patrol vessels for government and security organisations. With speeds up to and beyond 50 knots, our proven strategies for patrol vessels and interceptors range from 10 to 80m.
We provide integrated logistics support across a range of engineering and technical domains to support pre and post-delivery for new or modified ships and submarines.
We are a global ship design business with over 300 vessels in service across the world.