Naval Architecture

Naval Architecture

Whatever the challenge, BMT brings to every naval architecture project the experience and resources necessary to create effective designs that are both practical and efficient in the marine environment. Our expertise is demonstrated by a portfolio of in-service designs covering all hull-types, speed regimes, propulsion systems and construction materials.

The scope of our naval architecture services includes:

  • Concept Design Development
  • Specification Writing
  • Hull-form Design and Development
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Performance Predictions
  • Propulsion System Design
  • Sea-keeping and Manoeuvring Analysis
  • Model Testing
  • Weight Engineering & Stability Analysis
  • Loadline and Other Statutory Calculations

This breadth of scope enables us to deliver insightful naval architecture at any stage of a project: from early concept and feasibility studies, contract and Class level design to detailed production engineering, commissioning and refit. Working across all stages of design, production, commissioning and refit we can advise the correct level of scope and project structure to deliver maximum added value, minimise technical risk and engineering cost.

Our Naval Architects have an established reputation leaders in the field of hull form development and combine our breadth and depth of experience in the yacht, commercial and naval markets to deliver designs tailored for good sea-keeping ability, low resistance, high propulsive efficiency and exceptional range. Our proven design portfolio extends far beyond conventional monohulls and covers the development of specialist hull forms such as catamarans, SWATHs, hydrofoils and air cushioned vessels.

We invest in research and development of new and novel hull forms and have developed and trialled numerous innovative multihulls, hybrid SWATH, monohull and catamaran designs.

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 vessel owners and operators.