Our Heritage

Founded in 1986, BMT Nigel Gee began life as a small naval architecture practice based in Southampton and is now known as a leading independent naval architecture and marine engineering design group.

Our Heritage

TH_The Old DaysFounded in 1986, BMT Nigel Gee began life as a small naval architecture practice based in Southampton and is now known as a leading independent naval architecture and marine engineering design group.

The company started with a limited range of high speed ferry designs but has grown rapidly and has established an enviable reputation for excellence in the design of specialist and high speed craft in the ferry, commercial, defence and yacht markets, demonstrating an innovative approach as well as the ability to meet demanding vessel specifications. Today, the company employs around 50 naval architects, structural and marine engineers with the design and engineering of large yachts dominating around two thirds of its workload.

For the last 30 years, innovation has been at the heart of the company and testament to this are the numerous commissions for specialist vessels it has been involved in.

Examples such as its patented Pentamaran design, XSS Windfarm Support Vessel design, SWATH yachts and ferries, high speed trans-oceanic freight vessels, right through to luxury lifeboat tenders and even the design of an Antarctic research station.

The company’s first large yacht project came right at the birth of the modern super-yacht market in the early 1990s, with the commission of a 40 knot, 38m yacht. From there its current portfolio has flourished and today we are working on the design and engineering of yachts in all segments of the industry, from small production motor yachts to large sailing catamarans and, most predominantly, superyachts with current projects including designs in excess of 100m in length.

Not only has our portfolio expanded but so too has our range of services. We now offer detailed production engineering, where we have gained a reputation for delivering production friendly designs with a high level of attention to detail. Our ability to deliver projects where we undertake the concept, class and detailed production design gives us total control of the yachts engineering and offers the customer a clear and single source of engineering responsibility.

Based in Southampton, BMT Nigel Gee has been a part of BMT Group Ltd since 2003.