G0016885Burgess Marine, has successfully launched the 65m motoryacht Shemara from its ship lift facility at the top of Portsmouth Harbour. Shemara Refit LLP completed the refit in just over three years at the ex Vosper-Thornycroft yard in Portchester.

Launched today from Burgess Marine’s 1000T Rolls Royce syncrolift ship lift, the yacht was then towed to the Port of Southampton for final fit out, commissioning and sea trials. Burgess Marine is one of over 200 local subcontractors to have supported Shemara Refit LLP.

Burgess Marine provided specialist support and personnel to Shemara Refit LLP for structural and fabrication works, mechanical works and pipefitting. Peter Morton, the owner of Shemara Refit LLP comments:  “Burgess Marine has been an important partner in this project from the moment we took ownership of the vessel in Lowestoft in 2010”.

Burgess Marine’s Portchester facility has seen a major £250k investment since the company acquired Testbank Ship Repair in January 2013; the channel and syncrolift ‘pit’ have been extensively dredged by Jenkins Marine allowing vessels up to a maximum draft of 4.5m to utilise the ship lift. In line with further major investment in Trafalgar Wharf, the wires, bearings and winches have all been overhauled and the site’s infrastructure has been significantly improved. Following the launch of Shemara, Burgess Marine will be continuing with the major refit works of  57m motoryacht Tacanuya.

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