BMT Influence 110m Giant and 15m Flying Machine
his week has seen the launching of two very different yachts both of which have benefited from BMT Nigel Gee’s collaborative engineering expertise.
In Bermuda the Land Rover BAR team launched the boat they aim to win the 35th Americas Cup with. ‘R1’ is a 15m, 2400kg state of the art racing machine capable of reaching speeds of over 50 knots. BMT Engineer Ian Law was seconded to Land Rover BAR’s design team for almost two years to contribute to the total design effort of 50,000 engineering hours. Racing starts in May of this year with the cup final in June.
Meanwhile some 3,700 miles away on the other side of the Atlantic, Project Jubilee was also being launched, a 110m 4500 Gross Ton superyacht. Built by Oceanco in their new state of the art facility in Alblasserdam, she is the largest yacht ever to be built in Holland and has been a focal point of collaborative engineering between Oceanco and BMT. Project Jubilee is now undergoing sea trials before cruising the Mediterranean in her debut season.
James Roy, Yacht Design Director at BMT Nigel Gee comments, “These two projects demonstrate the breadth of engineering and naval architecture diversity being undertaken by BMT to deliver highly specialist designs. Whilst very different, a common thread of both projects was that of collaborative working to deliver the best result. We are looking forward to seeing BAR triumph in Bermuda and Project Jubilee cruising equally turquoise waters”.