Originally built in 1938 by Thorneycroft in Southampton, the 65 metre superyacht Shemara, formerly owned by Lord and Lady Docker, was rescued from totally decay and over the last couple of years, underwent extensive rebuild and refit in the UK for the British Businessman, Charles Dunstone. She was relaunched in 2014.
Yacht Tec were contacted to be involved with this immense project by Shemara’s skipper to engineer and fit Shemara’s gangways and passerelle. Our first priority was to fully understand the scope of the project and interpret the brief to develop appropriate drawings, in keeping with the entire refit and Shemara’s unique and graceful style.
Once the drawings were approved, we developed the exact specifications for Shemara’s gangways and passerelles. A particularly notable feature on Shemara is the stern passerelle which doubles as a safe floating swim platform for guests when the yacht is at anchor. The two side gangways with floating platform had to be precisely engineering to integrate with Shemara’s traditional wooden side ladders.
Yacht Tec also designed and engineered all the power operated doors to access the gangways and securely stow them inside the hull.