24 Jan 2012
Refit of 64m Shemara supported by Burgess Marine
By Lulu Trask
The classic 1938, 64m motoryacht Shemara is to undergo a major refit at Trafalgar Wharf in Portchester, Portsmouth. The major refit of this vessel, built in 1938 by JJ Thorneycroft & Co., has the potential to represent a major element of Burgess Marine’s ship repair and refit work between 2012 and 2013.
Burgess Marine completed a DNV approved hull and underwater dive survey of the superyacht in Lowestoft in October 2010, and continues to assist the Project Team.
Technical Director of Burgess Marine, Ray Cutts, commented: “to be part of such a unique and challenging project is personally very exciting, but moreover, it’s great news for Burgess Marine. We look forward to overcoming the challenges and playing a big part in creating the finished article. She will be one of the most eagerly anticipated refits of her genre.”
In the past, Burgess Marine has completed works for Pendennis, Southampton Yacht Services, HYS, Trimline Superyacht Interiors, as well as working onboard sailing yachts Infinity, Hetairos, Velsheda, and motoryacht Bystander. Nicholas Warren, Managing Director of Burgess Marine, acknowledged that past work has been “nothing on this scale in the superyacht sector.” He said the project was, “a once in a lifetime challenge, a unique opportunity, and a significant step forward for both Burgess Marine and independence superyacht refit works here in the UK.”
Warren concluded: “We all believe that this refit will change the way owners look at the major overhauls of their yachts, and that’s a very exciting prospect.”
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