A HAMPSHIRE company has completed the multimillion-pound revamp of a super-yacht owned by one of the country’s richest men.
Hampshire’s Trafalgar Wharf said goodbye to super-yacht Shemara after completing the rebuild.
The shipyard, based in Portchester, near Fareham, completely revamped the 65-metre boat, owned by Carphone Warehouse founder Charles Dunstone.
Trafalgar Wharf managing director Jonny Boys said: “Shemara is a beautiful super-yacht and it has been a privilege to have her here and see her totally rebuilt.
“It will be strange not having her here. But on the plus side, we will be able to create another 50 undercover drystack spaces now that she has gone.
“We’re the only drystack with two forklifts, which means customers don’t have to queue. We also do valet refuelling and are only a few minutes from the M27, which makes it really convenient.”
The wharf’s drystack is the UK’s biggest indoor storage facility for motorboats, while a “boutique marina”
has also recently been created to improve the site’s facilities.
Mr Boys added: “We now have 30 exclusive berths which we can offer as a live-aboard so customers can stay overnight.
“It means they can make the most of their boating at the weekend, especially as we have 24-hour tidal access.
“We’re sure our facilities, and just as importantly our service, are topnotch.
Boats are cleaner, safer and better protected at Trafalgar. And if they’re not, you get your money back and your boat delivered to any other Solent marina or drystack completely free of charge.”
The wharf is also offering a free month at the marina or drystack for storage, along with a money back guarantee if anyone is unsatisfied with the service.