BMT Nigel Gee Celebrates 25th Anniversary
BMT Nigel Gee Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, celebrates 25 years of innovative vessel design this year. Established as Nigel Gee and Associates Ltd in June 1986, by Nigel Gee and John Bonafoux, the company is recognized as one of the world’s leading naval architecture and marine design consultancies. The company has designed numerous high speed passenger catamaran ferries, including the world’s fastest passenger ferry and expanding into the yacht, naval and offshore oil and gas sectors. The company’s designs have included Sir David Brown’s MY Chief Flying Sun - a foil assisted high speed catamaran yacht; a fleet of 10 x 220m high speed container vessels carrying 1430 TEU at 27 knots; the US Navy’s 80m, 60 knot Sea Fighter; a fleet of ultra-low wash passenger catamaran ferries for Amsterdam, as well as Wightlink’s new passenger ferries that save 40% carbon dioxide compared to their predecessors. Having joined the BMT group in 2003, the company has continued to expand and has now diversified further into the design of offshore wind support vessels.