One of the UK’s largest independent ship repairers, Burgess Marine, has undertaken seven superyacht projects in as many weeks. According to Burgess Marine, the spring has seen a positive surge of superyacht activity for the company in the UK, Northern France and the Mediterranean.
The business has completed works in the Mediterranean for Burgess Yachts on board the 70m Proteksan Turquoise, M/Y Talisman C, and for Ocean Independence on board the 41m Heesen, M/Y Ladyship.
The company has worked in Southampton on board the 75m Peene-Werft, M/Y Leander, and works continue in Portchester on board the 57m Swiftship, M/Y Tacanuya, with regards to a 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, M/Y Virginian at Gun Wharf Quays, Portsmouth.
In addition, Burgess Marine docked the 65m M/Y Shemara at its Cherbourg facility and 42m M/Y Bystander in Portchester. Both facilities operate Rolls Royce syncrolifts and both dockings covered annual class surveys and periods of planned maintenance.
Mr Ray Cutts, technical director at Burgess Marine commented, “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 returning”.
In addition, Burgess Marine also announced a busy few months for sister company, Trafalgar Yacht Management, which received MCA approval in April and a five-year DoC to manage M/Y Shemara. The yacht is managed from the company’s Palma Office.
Mr Nick Jalie, managing director of Trafalgar Yacht Management commented, “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”.
M/Y Shemara is available for charter through Edmiston.
For more information, visit Burgess Marine.