Shipyard Group Seeks Motivated Owner to Back Project Nelson

Once the facility currently refitting the 65 metre Shemara becomes free in June of this year, Burgess Marine are hoping to use the UK’s last large independent Superyacht ship building facility at Trafalgar Wharf, Portchester, to build Project Nelson
Described as the ‘Best of British’ she is to become a modern take on a classic Gentleman’s Motor Yacht.
Promoted jointly by Burgess Marine and Laurent Giles the team seek an enthusiastic Owner, keen to be integrally involved, with an outstanding passion for all things ‘Best of British’.  The project will be structured in an entirely unique fashion and will continue to challenge the conventional
way of Superyacht building.
“It’s not the normal way of doing things but it really does work,” says Nicholas Warren, the MD of Burgess Marine.
The idea is to utilise the local ship building labour and regional industry expertise.  Warren adds, “There is a huge opportunity to capitalise on the expertise and passion for ship building in and around this great maritime city – as an industry we should be able to make this work.”
“If we can find an Owner or Head of State interested in Project Nelson and ship building in Portsmouth then I am sure that we can deliver a superb product
 “The opportunity presented, especially to the superyacht industry, by the Owner of Shemara and the unique organisational ‘make-up’ of the project is phenomenal and one that simply cannot be ignored.  It’s been proven that if you have willing and enthusiastic Owner anything can be achieved.  You can build your own superyacht, to the very highest of standards, and keep complete control of both the project and all the costs associated with the build.
David Lewis, the MD of naval architects Laurent Giles goes on to say: “The facility in Portchester is unique, as is this approach.  We’ve designed a superb yacht, to the very highest of modern standards.  With our high level of expertise and experience and with Burgess’s engineering knowledge and know-how the end result is sure to be mind-blowing.”
Principal Dimensions
LOA        80m
LWL        73.37m
Beam      12.48m
Draught   4.00m
Guests    12 in 6 cabins
Crew       24 in 14 cabins