65m Shemara has docked at Burgess marine's Cherbourg facility (France)

65m Shemara has docked at Burgess marine’s Cherbourg facility (France)

Britain’s largest independent ship repairer, Burgess Marine, has undertaken seven superyacht projects in as many weeks.

The ship repair specialist has completed works in the Mediterranean for Burgess Yachts on board the 70m Proteksan Turquoise, Talisman C, and for Ocean Independence on board the 41m Heesen, Ladyship.

In the UK, a team at the Southampton site has worked on board the 75m Peene-Werft Leander, and works continue in Portchester on board the 57m Swiftship Tacanuya with regards to a timely summer launch after an 18 month refit. The team in HM Navy Base Portsmouth have also completed works on board the 62m Feadship-Van Lent, Virginian at Gun Wharf Quays, Portsmouth.

42m Bystander is docked in Portchester

42m Bystander is docked in Portchester, in the UK

Burgess Marine has also reported that the 65m Shemara has docked at its Cherbourg facility and 42m Bystander in Portchester. Both facilities operate Rolls Royce syncrolifts. Both dockings covered annual Class surveys and periods of planned maintenance.

“The bicentenary activity in the Solent and our expertise and price point have certainly helped ensure a busy few months for the superyacht side of our business,” comments Ray Cutts, Burgess Marine’s technical director. “Works on Shemara, Bystander and Virginian are perhaps the most rewarding – it’s fantastic to see good customers returning.”

In addition, Burgess Marine’s sister company, Trafalgar Yacht Management, received in April MCA approval and a five-year DoC to manage Shemara. The yacht is managed from the company’s Palma Office.

Nick Jalie, MD at Trafalgar Yacht Management, comments: “The ship, crew, Shemara Refit LLP and the Canark Marine team have done a tremendous job and we’re all very proud to have been awarded a full five-year DoC”. Shemara is available for charter through Edmiston.