SHEMARA Thornycroft&Co/Shemara Refit LLP

65m Classic superyacht with modern luxury amenities & beautiful timeless decor

SHEMARA Thornycroft&Co/Shemara Refit LLP

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Luxury motor yacht SHEMARA is a beautiful and elegant classic mega yacht built in 1938 by Vosper Thorneycroft in Southampton, UK. Measuring 65 metres (212ft) superyacht SHEMARA has a very interesting history and was used as a submarine training vessel during World War II, following which she was purchased by her previous owner Sir Bernard Docker and utilised as a luxury yacht in the 1960s. In 2007, she was rediscovered by her current owner and in 2014 concluded her extensive three-year refit, turning her, once again, into an elegant and luxurious vessel. Companies such as Burgess Marine, SEC-Marine, Fairlie, DesignUnlimited, Studioilse and Trimline Yacht Interiors were amongst the over 200 local subcontractors to have worked with Shemara Refit LLP, run by Mr Peter Morton.

The 2013/2014 refit of SHEMARA included a refurbishment of the crew cabins, bathrooms, mess areas and the main saloon by Trimline Yacht Interiors. The interior spaces have been revitalised sympathetically balancing new, contemporary twist to the interior with many original features paying tribute to the yacht’s rich heritage. The main saloon features a hand-made stone fireplace and timber panelling, providing a grand entertaining space.

Other works aboard luxury mega yacht SHEMARA included exterior joinery rebuild and restoration, such as that of the teak weather-deck doors, a selection of intricately designed teak furniture and several large wooden boxes for deck storage. The design of the items is in keeping with the 1930s style of the superyacht, crafted to the highest quality using teak wood and traditional craft skills.

Shemara’s hull was also rebuilt, using as much original steel plate as possible, but with a new underwater profile to aid stability, add a keel and a bulbous bow, as well as to allow for the azimuthing drives aft. Her superstructure was redesigned and rebuilt in aluminium, including the old wheelhouse, originally constructed in brass. The masts were substituted with carbon replicas, and the main funnel was remade in GRP.

The upper deck superstructure was slightly lengthened to accommodate for a spacious upper deck saloon and day bar, however she has maintained the original portholes, and her hull, from the sheer line to the waterlines, boasts the original plating.

The general arrangements of the interior are by Design Unlimited, featuring interior design by the London-based Studioilse. There is an esoteric mix of furniture and the wonderful giant formal saloon and dining room on the main deck offer fantastic place for SHEMARA’s owner and guests to unwind.

Accommodation aboard SHEMARA yacht includes six double guest cabins and a large VIP on the lower deck, as well as the owner’s suite forward on the upper deck. All decks are elegantly linked by a grand central staircase.

There is a great selection of deck spaces, including the observation deck on the top of the wheelhouse as well as the large sunbathing area aft on the bridge deck. The expansive aft deck boasts a fantastic plunge pool on the upper deck and an al fresco dining area on the main deck aft. On the upper deck, the side decks were maintained wide and are similar to the promenade decks of classic liners.

SHEMARA Specifications

Type/Year:Thornycroft&Co/Shemara Refit LLP/1938 
Beam:9.22m (30' 3") 
L.O.A.:64.70m (212' 3") 
Max Speed:14 knots 
Engines:2 x Rolls Royce Diesel el 
Cruise Speed:11 knots 

The 65 m Classic Yacht SHEMARA’s original design was maintained inside and out, however beneath the skin she represents a modern high-tech superyacht, with an adaptable and economical Diesel-Electric propulsion system, with 1.5 Mega Watt of power available to the two 650KW Rolls Royce Azimuth propulsion thrusters, and this, coupled with the Rolls Royce variable pitch bow thruster, make for an extremely manoeuvrable superyacht that belies her striking presence.

Comfort aboard SHEMARA superyacht is guaranteed by fully retractable active-fin stabilisers, station keeping is by a fully integrated Dynamic Positioning System, an important system upgrade to the regular super yacht outfit, however one that perfectly ties together the enhanced functionality of the propulsion system.

Yacht Accommodation

Accommodation aboard SHEMARA superyacht is provided in one Owner's suite, one VIP suite and 6 guest cabins.

Amenities and Extras

We do have available further amenity, owner and price information for the 64.70m (212' 3") yacht SHEMARA, so please enquire for more information.

SHEMARA Disclaimer:

The luxury yacht SHEMARA displayed on this page is merely informational and she is not necessarily available for yacht charter or for sale, nor is she represented or marketed in anyway by CharterWorld. This web page and the superyacht information contained herein is not contractual. All yacht specifications and informations are displayed in good faith but CharterWorld does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the current accuracy, completeness, validity, or usefulness of any superyacht information and/or images displayed. All boat information is subject to change without prior notice and may not be current.

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