BMT Nigel Gee expands (13 December 2012)

The company has reported growth in the superyacht market.

BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of BMT Group, has announced recent refurbishment and expansion activity at its offices in Southampton in order to meet a large increase in design work.

Operating across four principal market sectors, the naval architectural practice delivers design and engineering services to specialised vessels in the commercial, yacht, defence and renewable energy markets.

The company has also expanded its client base with increased activities in the large yachting market, both within refit and repair, as well as continued new build activities with some of the industry’s leading yacht builders.

Current construction projects include both sail and motor yachts from 65m-110m (213ft-361ft) in length, whilst refit work has been undertaken on both classic and modern yachts. Most notable work completed in 2012 included the delivery of the motoryacht Vava II from Plymouth. At 96m (315ft), this is said to be the largest yacht ever to be built in the UK.

John Bonafoux, managing director at BMT Nigel Gee, says: “Diversity has always been at the heart of our business and has allowed us to maintain a consistent workload. It’s a great moment to see our team and office facilities expand due to resilient growth in all of our markets for the second and third quarter of 2012. Our order book moving forward into 2013 remains strong – a true testament to the quality of design, engineering and attention to detail our team deliver.” (, 11 December 2012)

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