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Canark Marine Ltd provided engineering design as part of the project which oversaw the successful completion of the Shemara superyacht refit in 2014.

After a three-and-a-half-year and one million-man hour project, Shemara, once one of the world’s largest and most famous private yachts, was restored back to her former glory. Originally launched in 1938, the classic motor yacht had rarely been out of the glamorous spotlight in its infancy. But over the course of time, and several changes of ownership, Shemara found herself languishing for almost twenty years in Lowestoft, UK until being rescued in 2007. Shemara’s acquisition started a seven year journey of restoration, enlisting the services of Canark’s engineers from 2011. 

Canark’s engineers redesigned the 65-metre classic motor yacht while retaining her original character and charm. Beginning with a full structural analysis, Canark meticulously scoped and planned Shemara’s historic restoration that saw much of her original superstructure and systems redesigned and replaced.


The refit saw the installation of two Rolls-Royce diesel-electric engines, a new ancillary system, azimuthing pods, a new bowthruster and dynamic positioning capability ensuring Shemara looked like a classic motor yacht and performed like a modern-day high-tech superyacht. 


The project was completed on time and to budget with the Shemara being handed over to the Owner on 17 July 2014.

Stern removed
Engine room stripped
Guest cabin
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