Stella Maris Yachting (SMY), a UK-based yacht management firm, has acquired Hamilton Marine International for an undisclosed sum.

Engine room. Photo credits to Jonathan Craig

Engine room. Photo credits to Jonathan Craig

Based in Southampton, Hamilton Marine specialises in sail and motor yachts, repairing and rebuilding the engines of large and classic yachts. The company has worked with SMY in the past, including the rebuild of the engine on J Class yacht Ranger in 2015.

“Bringing Hamilton Marine on board further underpins our growth and complements our skill set to provide the highest quality complete service to the yachts at our bases in Southampton and the Mediterranean,” says Craig Murray-Gilmour, SMY’s director of operations.

“By bringing marine engineering in-house we have enhanced our capability of delivering larger and more complex projects, either remotely or on site in our Southampton and Spanish facilities.”

Jonathan Craig of Hamilton Marine will now head up SMY’s engineering division. Following the acquisition, the company will offer all aspects of engineering, repairing and rebuilding engines on large and classic yachts, including laser shaft alignment, refits, installations, class surveys, routine maintenance supply.