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Specialised Ship Design

We are a leading designer with a diverse and established portfolio of high performance hull and vessel designs, types and lengths

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Key contact

Noel Tomlinson - SSD

Head of Business Development

Southampton, UK

+44 (0)23 8022 6655 ship-design@bmtglobal.com


We have the skills and capabilities to offer a world-class naval architecture and engineering service and an unmatched depth of experience with all hull form types, propulsion systems and configurations, and structural materials. We provide a complete range of design consultancy services, from requirement definition and assessment to plan approval and the development of refit specifications for a wide range of vessel types.

In short, we offer our customers the complete solution. But owners and yards need confidence as well as solutions, so in addition to our proven vessel designs, we share our insight into performance requirements, design and build implications to help accurately price and assure the quality of all our work.

We further reduce risk through production-friendly, detailed design that’s tailored to a yard’s capabilities, along with high-quality deliverables that reduce the need for rework.

The key to our success is our reliability and our unrivalled track record of delivering challenging designs that consistently meet performance and specification.

Underpinning this ability is our innate understanding of production related issues and our close cooperation with shipyard production.


Specialised Ship Design

Industry leaders in vessel design

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Vessel Portfolio

BMT has an ever expanding range of proven vessel designs with the portfolio including vessels ranging in size from 9m to 220m in length and speeds up to 70 knots.


Our People

Our people strive to deliver the best service, engineering excellence and value for all our customers. Meet some of our talented professionals.




Jake Rigby

General Arrangement Optimisation: A New Approach to Ship Design

Artificial intelligence has for decades been rumoured to revolutionise ship design and change the ways we work forever. However, apart from improving Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools, the creation of ship general arrangements is relatively the same as it was in the 1980s.


Autonomy – Challenges and Opportunities for Short Sea Shipping

The requirement to reduce maritime emissions in the next decade has brought this reality ever closer; it is not something to drop into the pending tray. If we do not make plans now, we stand little chance of even scratching the surface of the targets.


Naval acquisition trends and their impact on innovation

One of the most significant challenges of warship procurement is the need to keep pace with technological developments and changing strategic contexts.


Japan’s Wind Farm First

Designing a vessel for a pioneering offshore wind project in Japan required BMT to work to new rules.


Ferry Design - back to fundamentals

At a time when progress in technologies provides only marginal gain in terms of reducing operating cost and environmental footprint, should the traditional ferry paradigm be challenged once more?

James Roy

Getting Ready For The Future

The future is closer than we think, in fact it is right now. The future is what we will do when we finish reading these words. It is an hour away, a minute away, a second away. The actions we take today are the future. With this perspective, how would we create a future superyacht, today? What technology would we employ to deliver on the known certainties of the future, and yet avoid obsolescence from the uncertainties we don’t know?

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Technical Papers

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Technical Papers

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