UK: BMT Nigel Gee to Deliver Naval Architecture to Oceanco
BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of BMT Group, has announced its latest collaboration to deliver naval architecture and engineering expertise to premier Dutch custom yacht builder, Oceanco following completion of the 110m PA107 design.
The 110m DP001 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 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.
In addition to DP001 the team is also supporting the Weyves/ Elie Saab 117m 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.”
Source: bmtrenewables, September 23, 2011;