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Burgess Marine: You’re Hired!

Mon, 28 September 2015

Britain’s largest independent ship repairer Burgess Marine has secured a substantial winter refit on-board Lord Sugar’s new Superyacht, ‘MY Lady A’, at its ship lift facility in Portchester.

The 650ton GRP vessel which was purchased by the celebrity businessman just 6 weeks ago was built in 1986 in Japan with interior and exterior styling by Jon Bannenberg. She is 55m in length overall (LOA), with an 11.8m beam and a 4m draft.

The planned package of works includes minor structural, mechanical and electrical modifications, and the installation of new Naiad stabilisers.

The refit will also include modifications and improvements to both the interior and exterior styling, and a new external paint scheme. When a ‘Maritime Journal’ delegation visited the vessel recently there was also talk on the cards about an aft extension to the flybridge to create more undercover outside space to better suit the British weather.

Nicholas Warren, managing director of Burgess Marine, said: "It’s absolutely fantastic to welcome another substantial refit to our Portchester facility. The fact that Lord Sugar, such a well-known entrepreneur, business magnate and self-made man has chosen to bring his boat back to the UK’s South Coast for a refit is great, great news. He’s a very experienced owner and charterer; we look forward to working with the Owners Team and delivering the boat back to the client on time and on budget."

The project is being directly managed by the Owners Team with Burgess Marine acting as the primary contractor in partnership with Shemara Refit. Design and naval architecture support is being provided by Houlder.

Burgess Marine is also completing refit works on-board MY Tacanuya, in Portchester, and the new build of the eagerly anticipated Glider Yachts prototype.

Source: Jake Frith; http://www.maritimejournal.com/news101/vessel-build-and-maintenance/vessel-repair-and-maintenance/burgess-marine-youre-hired!

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