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The new 55m motor yacht Project OXYGEN by BMT Nigel Gee and Claydon Reeves

September 14, 2012

BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of the BMT Group, has presented its new motor yacht Project Oxygen, developed in collaboration with Claydon Reeves. Boasting a state-of-the-art Extreme Semi-SWATH (XSS) hullform, Oxygen superyacht redefines the explorer yacht genre, providing outstanding speed as well as seakeeping performance, combined with the luxury and facilities of a true superyacht.

55m motor yacht Project Oxygen by BMT Nigel Gee and Claydon Reeves

55m motor yacht Project Oxygen by BMT Nigel Gee and Claydon Reeves

Equipped for all manner of pursuits, luxury yacht Oxygen’s primary role is a dive-explorer yacht carrying not only extensive diving equipment but also her own submarine, launched from an innovative stern lift that doubles as an adjustable swim platform. Measuring 55 metres in length, and powered by four MTU 2000 series diesel engines driving a pair of controllable pitch propellers, the yacht can comfortably reach speeds of up to 24 knots. While her low draught allows access to shallow, inshore locations, a ride control system consisting of active T-foils and interceptors ensures a smooth ride even in the most demanding offshore sea conditions.

True SWATH vessels demonstrate by far the lowest motions in rough seas, but at the expense of very high powering requirements and high running costs in comparison to more fuel efficient, conventional catamaran hullforms. BMT Nigel Gee has previously developed a Semi-SWATH hullform for the US Navy offering significantly lower motions than those of a conventional catamaran, yet with a minimal increase in powering. The XSS goes one step further in maximising the seakeeping performance of high-speed catamarans, effectively closing the gap between SWATH and Semi-SWATH technology.

Luxury catamaran yacht Project Oxygen

Luxury catamaran yacht Project Oxygen

Rob Sime, Senior Naval Architect at BMT Nigel Gee explains: “BMT’s proven XSS hullform offers seakeeping performance approaching that of a traditional SWATH vessel, but with powering and fuel consumption levels comparable to catamarans of more conventional form. The XSS hullform has already been adopted for demanding applications in the offshore energy industry, and is equally well-suited to explorer yacht applications where Owners may not want their enjoyment to be interrupted by the prevailing sea conditions.”

Claydon Reeves approached the design with a clean sheet of paper. “We were delighted when BMT Nigel Gee asked us to assist them in creating a luxury vessel on their XSS hull platform.” says James Claydon. “The extreme beam available only on a catamaran allowed us to set aside conventional motor yacht design principles and instead create a totally original exterior, clothing a practical yet intuitive internal arrangement.”

Project Oxygen superyacht - aft view

Project Oxygen superyacht - aft view

Oxygen superyacht’s exterior has been designed with a fully glazed appearance, promising masses of internal light and spectacular views out. The flush-sided, single volume deckhouse stands apart from conventional stepped and tiered superstructures.

Internally, guest accommodation is spread over three decks with the Owner enjoying forward views on the main deck with a private terrace.  Aft on the main deck, Dive HQ provides changing facilities for the day’s underwater activities and permits direct access to the water once the stern lift is deployed. The main saloon and dining room are situated on the bridge deck above, along with the VIP cabin, Captain’s cabin and senior crew accommodation. The remaining crew cabins are located on the lower decks.

Motor yacht Project Oxygen XSS - sub launch 1

Motor yacht Project Oxygen XSS - sub launch 1

Superyacht Oxygen XSS - sub launch 2

Superyacht Oxygen XSS - sub launch 2

Luxury yacht Oxygen XSS - sub launch 3

Luxury yacht Oxygen XSS - sub launch 3

Aft, a large dive store with decompression chamber and service area are located in the port side lazarette with the crew tender to starboard.  Above deck, an eight metre tender and five metre submarine rest whilst the fore deck helipad adds further exploration options for guests.

Rob Sime concludes: “BMT Nigel Gee is renowned for developing innovative hull designs allowing Owners to maximise the operability and enjoyment of their vessels. The unique features of the XSS hullform make it an ideal platform for a futuristic dive-explorer yacht, not only for the speed and seakeeping performance that it can offer, but also for the creative deck arrangements possible only with a catamaran. Our pioneering approach and unrivalled engineering experience allow us to work closely with free-thinking designers like Claydon Reeves, leading the market into the next generation of naval architecture and yacht design.”

Pendennis completes refit of the 42m Feadship superyacht Masquerade of Sole re-launched as the 47m motor yacht A2

July 19, 2012

Alongside the Pendennis Cup, Pendennis, a well known UK-based construction and refit company, had a double reason for celebration, with completion of an extensive refit of the 42m Feadship motor yacht Masquerade of Sole, originally constructed in 1983. The main aim of the refit was to completely transform the vessel into one, representing modern design as well as technology. After her re-launch as motor yacht A2, bringing to a close her intensive period in the yard, the superyacht A2 (ex Masquerade of Sole) went through a series of motor trials in Falmouth Bay.

A2 superyacht on her maiden voyage

47m Feadship superyacht A2 (ex Masquerade of Sole) on her maiden voyage

Feadship luxury yacht A2 (ex Masquerade of Sole) arrived at Pendennis in the spring of 2011 with the initial task being the complete removal of the vessel’s interior and systems leaving the base steel hull and aluminium superstructure. The owner appointed New York based Peter Marino Architect to design the contemporary and luxurious Owner and Guest areas.

Motor yacht A2 at her launch

47m Feadship motor yacht A2 at her launch

Naval Architects BMT Nigel Gee worked alongside the technical team at Pendennis which has extensive experience of stern extensions on vessels such as charter yacht Illusion. A2 superyacht’s hull was extended to 47m across all three decks, and the superstructure modified to incorporate an impressive full beam master cabin. This exterior transformation was complemented by a full paint job with A2 leaving the yard almost completely unrecognizable.

Luxury motor yacht A2

Luxury motor yacht A2

As well as the five metre hull extension and major superstructure modifications, the refit included re-engineering of all systems, new deck equipment, a rebuild of the engine room, installation of modern bridge technology and state of the art AV equipment. The majority of the interior layout has been re-configured, manufactured and installed by the Pendennis team who worked closely with interior build experts.

Motor yacht A2 - Dining

47m motor yacht A2 - Dining

Superyacht A2 - Main Saloon

Superyacht A2 - Main Saloon

Superyacht A2 - Cabin

Superyacht A2 (ex Masquerade of Sole) - Cabin

A2 superyacht left the yard in July with not only her appearance enhanced but her performance significantly upgraded. She now comfortably attains 14 knots cruising with a significantly increased cruising range.

Motor yacht Masquerade of Sole before refit

42m Feadship motor yacht A2 (ex Masquerade of Sole) before refit

Luxury yacht A2 (ex Masquerade of Sole) - Interior before refit

Luxury yacht A2 (ex Masquerade of Sole) - Interior before refit

Technical Specifications of the Feadship superyacht A2 (ex Masquerade of Sole):

LOA (pre-refit)    42.35m / 139ft
LOA (post refit) 47m / 154ft
Beam (max) 8.08m / 26.5ft
Draft (loaded) 2.41m / 7.9ft
Construction
Hull Steel
Superstructure Aluminium
Refit Naval Architect Pendennis with Structural Engineers BMT Nigel Gee
Interior designer Peter Marino Architect
Interior layout Pendennis/Owner/Peter Marino
Number of Owner/guest cabins 4 x Guest Cabins, 1 x Master Cabin
Number of crew cabins 4 Crew Cabins, 1 Captain

Motor yacht A2 (ex Masquerade of Sole) - Before and After her refit

Motor yacht A2 (ex Masquerade of Sole) - Before and After her refit

Freire 73.60m Megayacht PEGASO delivered

March 15, 2012

73.60m motor yacht Pegaso, built by the Spanish Freire Shipyard and scheduled to be delivered just before the Monaco Yacht Show last September, was finally delivered to her Owner. Launched in 2011, the Pegaso superyacht is a spectacular expedition vessel, featuring naval architecture by BMT Nigel Gee and Associates, exterior design by H2 Yacht Design and interior design by Mark Berryman.

73.6m luxury motor yacht PEGASO

73.6m luxury motor yacht PEGASO

12 guests can be accommodated in luxury and comfort aboard the Freire megayacht Pegaso, looked after by an impressive crew of 27. She offers 6 spacious and comfortable cabins. Special features include a 9m submarine, an ice-class steel hull as well as a commercially compliant helipad.

Boasting a steel hull with an aluminium superstructure, the 241´ luxury yacht Pegaso is run by twin CAT 3,100hp, reaching a top speed of 18 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots. Pegaso is built to comply to MCA and Lloyds Register standards.

Well attended networking event organised by Superyacht UK

February 10, 2012

Superyacht UK started this year with a very well attended networking event, organised at the Royal Thames Yacht Club on January 26. More than 70 delegates were present, representing a wide section of the industry, including brokers, designers, builders plus equipment and service providers.

Superyacht-UK-logo

All the delegates were treated to a presentation by Martin Redmayne on the Superyacht Annual Report and economic impact study. The presentation covered the current global conditions and reflected on the past 5 years with the “one off” yards and builds on spec now largely removed from the market. It also covered how the UK is well placed to service the market given its strength in depth from build and design through to the strength of the London City institutions that form the back office functions of the industry.

Martin said, ”I relished the opportunity to present Superyacht Intelligence’s latest statistics and market analysis to our fellow Superyacht UK members.  The Superyacht Annual Report is available on the Superyacht Intelligence´s website now, and the full Economic Impact Study will be available in coming weeks. We know they’ll be used to inform and enhance company strategies, as well as helping to positively influence and educate governments as to the importance and global spread of our industry.”

After the presentation the delegates continued networking in the prestigious surroundings of the Royal Thames. James Roy, Yacht Design Director at BMT Nigel Gee said, “I very much enjoyed the event, being able to network with all the other superyacht professionals in such a venue was a real bonus. I picked up many contacts, information and overview of the industry through the comprehensive statistics presented by Martin Redmayne.”

BMT Nigel Gee works with Henry Ward Design on the highly innovative Recreational Island

January 31, 2012

BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of the BMT Group, is happy to announce its partnership with Henry Ward Design in the development of the highly innovative ‘Recreational Island’.

The Recreational Island - Aerial Render

The Recreational Island by BMT Nigel Gee and Henry Ward Design - Aerial Render

Measuring some 10m x 8m when deployed, the design concept is a folding, floating platform, which in its folded position can be stored in a tender bay of a large yacht. Deployed using standard overhead tender cranes it can be towed by tender in its folded position to a preferred location – either into a shallow bay that the yacht cannot access, or simply to act as a stern extension to the yacht’s existing transom platform, thereby offering a large and flexible space for recreation, dining and relaxing.

The Recreational Island - Unfolding Render

The Recreational Island - Unfolding Render

An option to configure the island for use as a portable helicopter landing platform is also being investigated, with such a feature allowing existing yachts with no landing facilities, or new designs to have a flexible facility on board, without the need to sacrifice valuable deck space.

Henry Ward is a recent graduate of Transport Design and the concept was initiated as part of a final year project. Recognising the creativity of HW Design, BMT has invested in the undertaking of technical studies to assess technical feasibility and engineer the design further.

The Recreational Island - Helipad Render

The Recreational Island - Helipad Render

“This project is a perfect match for BMT Nigel Gee”, comments Yacht Design Director James Roy. “We recognise that creativity drives innovation and it is encouraging to see young designers such as Henry initiating ideas such as the Recreational Island. We are strong believers in recognising that the creation and development of new ideas is best accomplished in a collaborative manner – bringing together unique capabilities to achieve the optimum result.”

The Recreational Island - Garage Render

The Recreational Island - Garage Render

The team are also investigating the possibility of applying the Recreational Island into the hotel industry, as well as the military and events sectors. Henry Ward added, “We see many potential applications and whilst we continue to technically develop the design further, we are actively seeking a manufacturer who is interested in investing in the development of the product and bringing it to market.”

BMT Nigel Gee Project Utopia superyacht awarded at Monaco Yacht Show

October 13, 2011

BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of the BMT Group, had a success with its avant-garde concept design, Project Utopia superyacht, developed together with Yacht Island Design and revealed at Monaco Yacht Show 2011. The SuperYacht Owners’ Guide (SYOG) newly launched awards presented two categories: “Contribution to Superyacht Knowledge”, won by Dominion Consultants and “Superyacht Design of the Future”, picked up by BMT and Yacht Island Design.

Project Utopia superyacht presented by BMT Nigel Gee and Yacht Island Design

Project Utopia superyacht presented by BMT Nigel Gee and Yacht Island Design

Project Utopia superyacht presented by BMT Nigel Gee and Yacht Island Design

Project Utopia superyacht presented by BMT Nigel Gee and Yacht Island Design

James Roy, Yacht Design Director at BMT Nigel Gee explains: “The level of enthusiasm around Project Utopia superyacht has been overwhelming and it’s great that the judging panel of these awards has recognised and duly credited the concept as a real and possible vision of the future.  The origin of Utopia yacht came from a client’s brief which was to have ‘a piece of floating real estate that could be moved between nice locations’.  I remember very clearly a moment of excitement when the design team realised that the project would not necessarily have to end up looking like a traditional yacht.  However, that particular brief evolved into a need to travel at speed, which forced the design into a more traditional form.

Project Utopia superyacht presented by BMT Nigel Gee and Yacht Island Design

Project Utopia superyacht presented by BMT Nigel Gee and Yacht Island Design

Project Utopia superyacht presented by BMT Nigel Gee and Yacht Island Design

Project Utopia superyacht presented by BMT Nigel Gee and Yacht Island Design

Nevertheless, the seed to create a project outside the bounds of normal proportion and form had been sown and the intervening years saw us take inspiration from all areas of naval architecture.  We concluded that if we removed the perception that a yacht had to be a mode of transport then the creative envelope could open up considerably.”

Project Utopia superyacht presented by BMT Nigel Gee and Yacht Island Design

Project Utopia superyacht presented by BMT Nigel Gee and Yacht Island Design

Measuring 100m in length and breadth, and spanning over 11 decks with the equivalent volume of a present-day cruise liner, there is enough space to create an entire micronation. The Project Utopia megayacht design is based on a four legged platform employing the same principals of any small waterplane area design for minimum motions in even the most extreme sea conditions. Each leg supports a fully azimuthing thruster and with four such units, the design can redeploy between desired locations at slow speeds. A large central structure bisects the water surface acting as the conduit for the mooring system which is a critical element of the design, as well as housing a wet dock for access by tenders. In addition to tender access the design features multiple helicopter pads.

Project Utopia superyacht presented by BMT Nigel Gee and Yacht Island Design

Project Utopia superyacht presented by BMT Nigel Gee and Yacht Island Design

James Roy concludes: “Whilst Utopia yacht has been conceptualised within a yacht context that in itself is not a particularly defining label to give such a design.  We see greater application in floating resorts, casinos, or adapting the label of a ‘yacht’ to a ‘personal island’, coming back to the brief that inspired the project – a piece of floating real estate”.

BMT Nigel Gee announce collaboration on the new OCEANCO 110m DP001 Yacht project

September 23, 2011

BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of the BMT Group, are proud to announce their latest collaboration with the prestigious Dutch shipyard OCEANCO on the new 110m DP001 superyacht project. BMT Nigel Gee will provide naval architecture and engineering expertise to the shipyard while joining forces once again, following the successful completion of the 110m PA 107 yacht design.

Motor Yacht Oceanco 110m DP001 project in collaboration with BMT Nigel Gee - Model Testing

Motor Yacht Oceanco 110m DP001 project in collaboration with BMT Nigel Gee - Model Testing

The 110m DP001 motor yacht project which has been the main focus of work in 2011 is now fully compliant with the latest Passenger Yacht Code (PYC) for up to 36 guests.  The design is intended to be a lower GRT variant of the PA107 yacht concept. Building on the hull form development work undertaken for PA107, BMT and Oceanco worked with MARIN to undertake further hull form optimisation making extensive use of both CFD and model testing.

Computational Fluid Dynamics - BMT Nigel Gee and Oceanco motor yacht DP001 110m project

Computational Fluid Dynamics - BMT Nigel Gee and Oceanco motor yacht DP001 110m project

In addition to the new motor yacht DP001 project  the team is also supporting the Weyves/ Elie Saab 117m superyacht design which was first unveiled by Oceanco last year. The Weyves Couture yacht is the first design to come from Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab and Weyves International Ltd. Work is currently being carried out on developing the technical background, as well as further refinement of the yacht’s general arrangement.

James Roy, Yacht Design Director at BMT Nigel Gee comments: “We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with Oceanco in order to not only help develop the most innovative of ideas but to turn those designs into state of the art engineering reality for the modern day yacht market.”

World’s Largest Sailing Catamaran Hemisphere engineered by BMT Nigel Gee

September 22, 2011

BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of the BMT Group, is pleased to announce its association with sailing yacht Hemisphere, the 44m VPLP design catamaran recently launched from Pendennis Shipyard, making her world debut at the 2011 Monaco Yacht Show. Luxury catamaran HEMISPHERE is the largest sailing catamaran in the world measuring 44m (145ft). Her huge size and quality build make her incredibly spacious and luxurious. The Hemisphere yacht can sail or motor at high speeds and being a catamaran she is also very stable at sea. S/Y HEMISPHERE has 8 crew and can accommodate up to 12 charter guests in luxury in 4 double and 1 twin cabin.

Luxury superyacht catamaran Hemisphere  - Courtesy of Pendennis Shipyard

Luxury superyacht catamaran Hemisphere - Courtesy of Pendennis Shipyard

BMT Nigel Gee was initially contracted to undertake full structural design and analysis of the superyacht Hemisphere by direct calculation. Definition of global load cases and subsequent analysis was undertaken with extensive use of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) used to analyse both stress and deflection from both global loads and high localised loads at the mast base and rig attachments.

Catamaran Hemisphere FEA

Catamaran Hemisphere FEA

The structural design and engineering of the charter yacht Hemisphere have pushed the boundaries of classification society rules.  BMT worked closely with the vessel’s classification society during the development of a new set of rules for the structural design of vessels of this type and size which subsequently became BV Yacht Rules.

Sailing yacht Hemisphere Detail Design

Sailing yacht Hemisphere Detail Design

BMT delivered a full Class Level Design, ultimately leading to provision of a comprehensive detailed production engineering package. Utilising ARL ShipConstructor for the development of the structure and pipe work systems, BMT provided full CNC cutting files and pipe spools as well as extensive engineering for the yachts complex outfit items.

Part of BMT Nigel Gee’s detailed design contract was to provide weight guarantees for the structure of the yacht. On the completion of each structural unit, weighed weights were returned from the yard and compared with both the early engineering estimates which formed the basis of the guarantee, and the detailed 3d structural production model from which the CNC cut parts were developed. These figures have shown that the yachts structure was delivered 6% below the contracted structural weight estimate.

World’s Largest Sailing Catamaran Hemisphere engineered by BMT Nigel Gee  - Courtesy of Pendennis Shipyard

World’s Largest Sailing Catamaran Hemisphere engineered by BMT Nigel Gee - Courtesy of Pendennis Shipyard

James Roy, Yacht Design Director at BMT Nigel Gee comments, “It has been a real pleasure to work on Hemisphere and the tenacity of her skipper Gavin Bladen is highly commendable. Through this project we have developed further our relationship with the VPLP office and collaborated on even larger ground breaking designs for sailing catamarans up to nearly 80m.”

BMT Nigel Gee has designed and engineered some of the world’s largest and most complex catamarans, including the 80m Sea Fighter for the US Navy, a 55 knots Gas Turbine powered naval vessel.

Project Utopia by BMT Nigel Gee and Yacht Island Design

September 21, 2011

UKs’s leading independent design consultancy BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of the BMT Group, has announced its latest design Project Utopia, developed in partnership with Yacht Island Design.  Project Utopia, an avant‐garde vision of a future concept breaks the traditional naval architectural mould which the market has come to expect and offers a truly unique outlook free from any conventional design constraints.

Project Utopia presented by BMT Nigel Gee and Yacht Island Design

Project Utopia presented by BMT Nigel Gee and Yacht Island Design

Project Utopia by BMT Nigel Gee and Yacht Island Design

Project Utopia by BMT Nigel Gee and Yacht Island Design

James Roy, Yacht Design Director at BMT Nigel Gee explains: “Visions of the future are often constrained by familiarity with the present or reflection on the past.  Much is made in today’s design community of starting with a blank sheet of paper yet many, if not all yacht concepts revert back to the traditional form – the perception that a yacht should be a form of transport becomes an immediate constraint. Utopia is not an object to travel in, it is a place to be, an island established for anyone who has the vision to create such a place.”

Project Utopia by BMT Nigel Gee and Yacht Island Design

Project Utopia by BMT Nigel Gee and Yacht Island Design

Superyacht Project Utopia by BMT Nigel Gee and Yacht Island Design

Superyacht Project Utopia by BMT Nigel Gee and Yacht Island Design

Measuring 100m in length and breadth, and spanning over 11 decks with the equivalent volume of a present‐day cruise liner, there is enough space to create an entire micronation on Project Utopia. The design is based on a four legged platform employing the same principals of any small waterplane area design for minimum motions in even the most extreme sea conditions. Each leg supports a fully azimuthing thruster and with four such units, the design can redeploy between desired locations at slow speeds. A large central structure bisects the water surface acting as the conduit for the mooring system which is a critical element of the design, as well as housing a wet dock for access by tenders. In addition to tender access the design features multiple helicopter pads.

The main accommodation and service spaces span some 11 decks with the uppermost deck covered by a retractable canopy. On the “13th Floor” there is an observatory with 360 degree views, at which point the occupants would be 65m above the water surface.

Project Utopia presented by BMT Nigel Gee and Yacht Island Design

Project Utopia presented by BMT Nigel Gee and Yacht Island Design

James Roy concludes: “Pioneering design ideas such as Utopia are exactly the types of projects that our team excel in.  Our forward thinking approach and unrivalled state of the art engineering experience allows us to work closely with designers, stylists and shipyards, to bring these ideas to life and lead the market into the next generation of naval architecture.”

General Arrangement of the Project Utopia by BMT Nigel Gee and Yacht Island Design

General Arrangement of the Project Utopia by BMT Nigel Gee and Yacht Island Design

BMT Nigel Gee

BMT Nigel Gee, based in Southampton, UK, is one of the world’s leading independent design consultancy offering a vast portfolio of services for advanced and specialised ships and boats, from initial concept to detailed design. With an established background in yachts, commercial and naval craft, and an unrivalled scope of technical capability, the company utilises state of the art technology to provide innovative design and consultancy for an international client base.

BMT Group

BMT is an international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, working principally in the defence, energy and environment, marine risk and insurance, maritime transport and ports and logistics sectors.

BMT invests significantly in research. Its customers are served through a network of international subsidiary companies. The group’s assets are held in beneficial ownership for its staff.

Yacht Island Design

Yacht Island Design, based in the Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire UK, is a highly creative design studio with a focus on unique floating platforms, providing bespoke exterior and interior design services to international clients who feel the need for something out of the ordinary.

BMT naval architect races against time at Sky1 premier

August 08, 2011

Naval Architect Sam Stevens, from BMT Nigel Gee Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy recently undertook one of the biggest engineering challenges of his career to date.

BMT Nigel Gee Naval Architect Sam Stevens competing in the Sky1 premiere of SAFEBREAKERS ©Sky Living/Stephen Koumas

BMT Nigel Gee Naval Architect Sam Stevens competing in the Sky1 premiere of SAFEBREAKERS ©Sky Living/Stephen Koumas

Sam was part of a team of four competing in the Sky1 premiere of SAFEBREAKERS, a brand new series produced by Maverick TV, hosted by Ben Shephard.  Sam and his team were tasked with building an amphibious car from scratch, with a budget of £1000.  After just two days designing and building the special machine, his team, The CADS, went head to head with fellow engineering enthusiasts to battle it out for the top prize of £5,000, secured in a safe in a seemingly inaccessible location.

This fast paced, engaging series encourages mind power and problem solving. Each week two teams must construct their own vehicles, from fire engines and bulldozers to cranes and tanks, in a mechanical challenge that will push them to their limits.  To win the money, the teams must collect the numbers needed to crack the code on the safe with speed and agility, which is easier said than done.

Sam Stevens explains: “Building a car in just two days was certainly no mean feat, but we were very proud of the end result. The most challenging aspect of the design was the compromise between the required performance on land and water, whilst adhering to the limited budget for parts and materials and the very short timescale in which to build the machine. All this required some innovative engineering!”

BMT naval architect races against time at Sky1 premier of SAFEBREAKERS ©Sky Living/Stephen Koumas

BMT naval architect races against time at Sky1 premier of SAFEBREAKERS ©Sky Living/Stephen Koumas

Paolo Proto, Series Producer for Maverick TV comments: “SAFEBREAKERS is a rugged boy’s adventure, an entertainment show that celebrates the best of British innovation, ingenuity and engineering skill.”

After graduating with an MEng (Hons) in Ship Science, Sam joined BMT Nigel Gee in 2006 and currently works in the structural department on a range of projects from Yacht designs to the new range of Windfarm Support Vessels being designed by BMT.

SAFEBREAKERS begins on Sky1, Monday 15th August at 8pm.  You can see Sam in action in next Monday’s programme.