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.
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.
Since the emergence of the offshore renewables market, we have been at the forefront of developments in the wind farm support vessels (WFSV) essential to operating and maintaining these assets.
We’ve delivered proven designs for many high-performance naval craft of up to 80m, such as patrol vessels, high-speed landing craft and logistic support vessels. Our Defence and Security capabilities also complement our range, up to large combatant vessels.
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 high speeds of up to 60 knots.
Lateral is BMT’s new name in the large yacht market. Created via a partnership of two industry-leading companies - BMT and Oceanco – it combines creativity with engineering expertise.
With designs for commercial vessels ranging from fireboats and Research and Survey vessels to general workboats and cargo vessels, we consistently provide successful solutions to meet challenging owner and operational requirements.
Bringing a wealth of experience to every naval architecture project along with the resources to create marine designs that are practical, efficient and effective.
We can deliver excellent capabilities in mechanical and systems engineering. BMT undertake whole-vessel engineering from concept to production design.
With over 30 years’ experience BMT specialise in the design of steel, aluminium and composite structures.
Offering a range of outfit engineering from concept through to class and production level.
We support operators and shipyards by developing customised vessel designs to meet specifications for speed, performance, range, seakeeping and efficiency.
Class-level design involves the definition of all the major plans required for approval by the nominated Classification Society and Flag State.
BMT offer a comprehensive suite of production engineering services that use state of the art production software and qualified, experienced operators to provide a comprehensive service for a wide range of vessels.
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.
Our people strive to deliver the best service, engineering excellence and value for all our customers. Meet some of our talented professionals.
This latest contract for a key government customer further builds on BMT’s existing partnership with MST.
BMT can now provide relevant, high quality asset management assessments of organisations against internationally recognised standards (ISO 55000).
First look at the BMT designs for Steamship Company’s new passenger and cargo vessels. State-of-the-art designs for the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company’s new passenger and cargo vessels designed by BMT are being revealed for the first time.
Designing a vessel for a pioneering offshore wind project in Japan requires BMT to work to new rules
Industry insights about ferry designs at the forefront of innovation: TV interview with Sylvain Julien, Director of Naval Architecture , BMT and Greg Trauthwein of Maritime Reporter TV
22-Sep-2021 - 25-Sep-2021
Lateral Naval Architects will be attending Monaco Yacht Show, as part of the Superyacht UK pavilion.
5-Oct-2021 - 7-Oct-2021
BMT will be exhibiting at Seawork Connect 2021. A brand new virtual exhibition with rich and engaging content that enables visitors and exhibitors to meet and develop business
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.
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.
One of the most significant challenges of warship procurement is the need to keep pace with technological developments and changing strategic contexts.
Designing a vessel for a pioneering offshore wind project in Japan required BMT to work to new rules.
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?
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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