Britain’s largest independent ship repairer, Burgess Marine, has undertaken seven Superyacht projects in as many weeks.
as seen a positive surge of Superyacht activity for Burgess Marine in the UK, Northern France and the Mediterranean.
Burgess Marine has completed works in the Mediterranean for Burgess Yachts on board the 70m Proteksan Turquoise, MY Talisman C, and for Ocean Independence on board the 41m Heesen, MY Ladyship.
The company has worked in Southampton on board the 75m Peene-Werft, MY Leander, and works continue in Portchester on board the 57m Swiftship, MY 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, MY Virginian at Gun Wharf Quays, Portsmouth.
In addition Burgess Marine docked the 65m MY Shemara at its Cherbourg facility and 42m MY Bystander in Portchester. Both facilities operate Rolls Royce syncrolift’s. Both dockings covered annual Class surveys and periods of planned maintenance.
Mr Ray Cutts, Burgess Marine’s Technical Director comments:
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. Works on Shemara, Bystander and Virginian are perhaps the most rewarding – it’s fantastic to see good customers retuning.
In addition to busy few months for the core business Burgess Marine’s sister company, Trafalgar Yacht Management, received in April MCA approval and a five-year DoC to manage MY Shemara. The yacht is managed from the company’s Palma Office.
Mr Nick Jalie, Trafalgar Yacht Management’s Managing Director 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”. MY Shemara is available for charter through Edmiston.