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Profile: BMT Nigel Gee Superyacht Design

March 19, 2010 by Yacht Designer
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Industry: Yacht Designer
Services/Goods Offered: design yachts
Languages: English
Operating Locations: United Kingdom

BMT Nigel Gee, based in Southampton, UK, is one of the world’s largest independent design consultancies offering a vast portfolio of services for advanced and specialised ships and boats, from initial concept to detailed design. They support designers and stylists from the conceptual design stages with naval architecture, concept engineering and proof of concept feasibility studies through to detailed design and shipyard support.

Pictured is the BMT Nigel Gee high speed Pentamaran superyacht concept aimed at the large yacht market. Developed for high speed applications, the patented Pentamaran hull form is a derivative of the stabilized monohull concept featuring a long slender central hull, hydrodynamically optimized without the constraints of needing to be stable as stability is provided by two pairs of outriggers or ‘sponsons’. Project yacht Veloce an innovative application of technology in the large yacht market and is based on a 130m platform capable of over 40 knots. The beam of 30m offers significantly more internal area than on an equivalently sized monohull leading to exceptional internal spaces with true flexibility in configuration of the layout.

The BMT group collaborates with the world’s leading designers, stylists and shipyards to provide first class engineering for the yacht market

The modern yacht demands a rigorous and thorough input of engineering technology from the
earliest design stage. We are able to support designers and stylists from the conceptual design
stages with naval architecture, concept engineering and proof of concept feasibility studies
through to detailed design and shipyard support.

Our company has an outstanding reputation in hull-form design and development and our
far-reaching skills and experience result in vessels that offer good sea-keeping ability, low
resistance, high propulsive efficiency and exceptional range. Additionally our background in
configuring conventional, unusual and high-tech propulsion systems coupled with the integration
of stabilisation and dynamic positioning systems allows us to provide high level capability for
the most demanding of yacht owners.
With an intimate knowledge in the design of steel, aluminium and composite structures
combined with state of the art computational software we have been responsible for some of
the world’s most advanced marine structures and can offer designs for the most challenging of
yacht structures.

The team of mechanical engineers have the tools and experience to design the most efficient
and quiet onboard machinery and systems that operate to exacting specifications.
The design services we offer are encompassed in the following disciplines:
• Hull-form Design and Development • Weight Engineering
• Hydrodynamic Model Testing • Specification Writing
• Aerodynamic Wind Tunnel Testing • Concept Design Development
• Sea-keeping Analysis • Class Level Design Packages
• Computational Fluid Dynamics • Design by Direct Calculation
• Performance Predictions • Machinery Layout
• Manoeuvring Predictions • Propulsion System Design
• Stability Analysis • Mechanical system design
Integrated with extensive detailed engineering capability and our comprehensive knowledge of
the modern regulatory framework gives us the ability to design, engineer and assist at all stages
of the design and build process to deliver yachts which perform flawlessly when at sea in the
hands of the owner.

Yacht Reference List
Yacht Name L. m Type Builder Status Work Undertaken
• MV Dubai 165 Motor Platinum Yachts / B&V In Service Noise, vibration, DP maneuvering and stabilisation consultancy, Survey
• Veloce 130 Motor TBA Proposal Concept design
• Confidential 120 Motor TBA Proposal Performance predictions
• Confidential 99 Motor Blohm&Voss In Service Pre-contract seakeeping studies and hull design consultancy
• P55 95 Motor Devonport In Build Structural analysis, detailed design, performance predictions
• Confidential 86 Motor Devonport Proposal Concept and preliminary design
• M24 85 Motor TBA Proposal Concept design
• Confidential 85 Motor TBA Proposal Concept, preliminary and class level design
• Derecktor 85 85 Motor Derecktor Shipyards In Build Structural analysis, detail design, CNC code, 3D piping
• Annaliese 85 Motor Neorion Shipyard In Service Survey
• Confidential 85 Motor TBA Proposal Wind tunnel tests
• Sarafsa 82 Motor Devonport In Service Superstructure 3D Production lines
• Scout 80 Motor Devonport Proposal Pre-contract naval architecture
• Confidential 78 Motor TBA Proposal Pre-contract naval architecture
• Un-named 76 Motor Devonport Proposal Retracting helicopter deck design feasibility
• Mirabella V 75 Sail VT Shipbuilding In Service Survey
• New Horizon 74 Motor Trinity In Build Naval Architecture, structural, detailed design
• MY Ilona 74 Motor Amels In Service Owners consultancy
• Confidential 73 Motor TKMS In Build Plan approval
• Confidential 73 Motor TBA Proposal Wind tunnel tests
• Un-named 73 Motor Freire In Build Hull Lines
• ShadowCAT 72 Motor TBA Proposal Concept and class level design
• Un-named 71 Motor TBA Concept High speed yacht performance parametric study
• Dubai Shadow 60 Motor Platinum Yachts FZCO In Service Tender launching system design
• Intuition 2 59 Motor Amels / SYS Refit complete Consultancy
• Elanymore 59 Motor Amels / VT Group Refit complete Naval architecture support and structural design
• The Other Woman 58 Sail Australian Yacht Builders In Service Centreboard structural investigations
• Nazenin V 53 Sail RMK Yachts In Build 3D Piping production design and machinery arrangement, build support
• Confidential 50 Motor Devonport Launching Structural analysis, detail design, CNC code
• Silver Shallis II 50 Motor Derecktor Shipyards Proposal Concept design
• Gemini 45 Sail Derecktor Shipyards In Build Structural analysis, detail design, CNC code, 3D piping
• KIV 45 Sail Derecktor Shipyards In Build Structural analysis, CNC production design
• Unnamed 43 Motor Broward Proposal Concept design
• Boreas 43 Sail TBA Proposal Class level design
• PJ135 42 Motor Palmer Johnson In Service Prop tunnel design

BMT Nigel Gee Ltd
Floors 1-3, Building 14, Shamrock Quay,
William Street, Southampton SO14 5QL UK
Tel: +44 (0)23 8022 6655 Fax: +44 (0)23 8022 8855
email: enquiries@bmtyachts.com
http://www.bmtyachts.com


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