Lord Sugar's superyachtLady A undergoes refit

BUSINESS magnate and celeb Lord Alan Sugar's superyacht is being worked on by a Portchester company.

Magma Structures, which is based at Trafalgar Wharf, is working with Burgess Marine on the refit of Lord Sugar’s superyacht, Lady A.

Lady A was built in 1986 in Japan and she was recently bought by Lord Sugar.

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The vessel arrived at Trafalgar Wharf in September where she is undergoing a 10-month refit.

Magma Structures is providing design and engineering expertise to put in larger stabilizers, and a team of composite design engineers and manufacturers are assisting with modifications to the stern gear and rudders.

The project is being 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.

Ray Cutts, Burgess Marine’s project lead said: ‘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 programme on time and on budget.’