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

John Bonafoux

Business Development Director

United Kingdom

+44 (0)23 8022 6655


We are continually adding to this with self-funded innovation in new hull forms and vessels.

Owners and yards need confidence. As well as our proven vessel designs, we share insight into performance requirements, design and build implications to price accurately and quality assure all of our work. We further reduce risk through production-friendly, detailed design fitted to a yard’s capabilities, with high quality deliverables that reduce rework.

Great design is a collaborative process we have a large team of designers and engineers able to respond fast and communicate well.

The design is, however not an end in itself. Through the evolution of a project, we keep focused on the outcomes and highlight and respond to any issue which could compromise agreed specification.

Key to our success has been our reliability and track record to deliver challenging designs that meet performance and specification time and time again.

Underpinning this ability is the understanding our design team have of production related issues and the close cooperation we foster with shipyard production.


Designing Success

The origin of many of our concept designs come from blue-sky thinking, however, to be valuable, innovation needs to be grounded

Consultancy services

In addition to new build design and detailed engineering, BMT offers a wide range of consultancy services in support of our clients, ensuring that the optimum and most cost and operationally effective solution is achieved

Offshore Energy

Since the emergence of the offshore renewables market, we have been at the forefront of developments in the fast crew transfer vessels (CTV) essential to operating and maintaining these assets.

Defence and Security

BMT has developed numerous proven high-performance naval craft designs, such as patrol vessels, high speed landing craft and logistic support vessels, up to 80m, BMT's capabilities in Defence and Security also complements our range up to large combatants


Our range of proven passenger and Ro-Pax ferry designs cover the full spectrum of operational requirements, such as ultra-low wash applications, zero or low carbon emissions, rough weather conditions or for high speeds of up to 60 knots


Lateral is the new name for BMT in the large yacht market, and formed through a partnership of two industry leading companies; BMT and Oceanco to combine creativity with engineering expertise.

Other Designs

With designs for commercial vessels ranging from fireboats and Research and Survey vessels to general workboats and cargo vessels, we have a proven ability to provide successful solutions to challenging owner and operational requirements

Technical Papers

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