Unique opportunity to build an 80m classically styled motor yacht in the UK, utilising the best of British design, engineering and construction.
OCEAN Independence, Burgess Marine & Laurent Giles are delighted to present this unique opportunity to build an 80m modern classic in the UK. Employing the very best of British design, engineering & construction. Featuring an ultra efficient hull form & latest propulsion technology from Rolls Royce, key features include beach club spa with bathing platforms & large tender garage. In essence, she offers beauty without classic compromise.
It involves key players from the recent Shemara rebuild and would be built in the historic maritime city of Portsmouth, home to Lord Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory.
Burgess Marine is at the forefront of the specialised marine engineering industry, having earned a worldwide reputation as experts in all aspects of structural repairs and renewals as well as mechanical repairs both above and below the waterline.
With workshops and offices in Dover, Portsmouth, Portchester (Rolls Royce Syncrolift), Southampton, Poole, Avonmouth, Devonport and within STP Palma, the business is ideally located not only to support the UK's largest passenger ports, but also shipping in general throughout the busy English Channel and superyachts based in Mallorca.
From its head office in Dover, Burgess Marine also provides highly skilled teams capable of carrying out planned refits and emergency works worldwide, having worked extensively throughout Europe and the Mediterranean, the Middle East, the Far East, North America, South America and the Caribbean.
The combined marine engineering experience of the Directors and Technical Management within Burgess Marine exceeds some 250 years; it is this level of knowledge and experience, together with complete commitment, that gives customers total peace of mind and Burgess Marine the leading edge.
Laurent Giles is a dynamic firm of Naval Architects and Yacht Designers continuing to drive the boundaries of yacht design through technology. We provide professional independent Naval Architecture and Yacht Design services to private clients, Yacht Management companies, Brokers and Yards.
With a solid foundation of experience built up over eighty five years and over 1300 designs, we are able to offer our Clients a complete yacht design service from concept realisation, development, Naval Architecture and engineering design through to in-build evaluation and independent project support.
Laurent Giles Naval Architects was founded in 1927 and has been in continuous business since then and is one of the oldest firms of Naval Architects in the world. Since 1927 Laurent Giles have maintained a diverse portfolio of commercial vessels, pleasure yachts, racing yachts, tall ships and superyachts.
In more recent years the company has specialised in the design and naval architecture services for superyachts, however the companies first superyacht experience and design goes back to a 49m two masted schooner “White Gull” built by Benetti in the late 1980s. This was followed by the Australian built 59m award winning 17 knot aluminium shoal draft, jet propelled motor sailer ‘Islander’. A period of sailing yacht design included seven 34m sailing yachts being built in Italy. Laurent Giles were the lead Naval Architects for the rebuild of U.S.S. Williamsburg, President Harry Truman’s State Yacht.
Significant large projects have been undertaken in last ten years. These include MY Samar in 2006, a 120m M/Y being built in Greece, and the award winning MY Stella Maris, a 72m built in Italy.