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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.


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James Roy

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Technical Papers

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