Magma Structures begins composite retrofits for superyacht

UK-based Magma Structures is providing composite expertise to Burgess Marine to refit the superyacht Lady A.

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Magma Structures (Portsmouth, UK) reports that it has actively entered the marine repair and refit market and is currently providing composite expertise to Burgess Marine (Dover, UK) which is working on the refit of Lord Sugar’s superyacht, Lady A.

Magma Structures is providing structural design and engineering expertise to enable the installation of larger stabilizers to the custom-built 55m motor yacht. In addition, the Magma Structures’ team of composite design engineeris and manufacturers is assisting with modifications to the stern gear and rudders of the GRP motoryacht.

This is one of a number of recent projects in which Magma Structures is supporting the refit, modification and design and manufacture of composite parts for superyacht refits.

Lady A, ex Southern Cross III, Emihar Chios and Indian Princess was recently purchased by Lord Sugar; she was built in 1986 in Japan with interior and exterior styling by Jon Bannenberg. The vessel arrived at Trafalgar Wharf in Portchester in September 2015 where she is undergoing a 10-month refit.

The project is being directly managed by the owner’s team, with Burgess Marine acting as primary contractor in partnership with Shemara Refit, design and naval architecture support is being supplied by Houlder Engineering. Magma Structures is providing structural design engineering and composite expertise for specific aspects of the project.

Ray Cutts, Burgess Marine’s technical director and project lead, comments: “It’s been fantastic to work with Magma Structures; their composite experience and superyacht knowledge coupled with their unrivalled technical expertise has genuinely helped keep the program on time and on budget.”