Copyright Design Unlimited 2018


2014 saw the completion of a three year project to completely update the interior and exterior styling of the 1930s, 65-metre, gentleman’s motoryacht, Shemara. Design Unlimited played a major role in the project that brought her up to 21st century standards while retaining her 1930s character and ambience. Over 6,000 hours were spent on the detailed redesign of both the interior and exterior styling and the full interior layout. The exterior work included detailed designs for almost all the features and equipment; ranging from the funnels and the plunge pool down to the stanchions and biminis.

Inside, the brief was to return her to her original look and feel, complete with wood panelling, brass work, marble bathrooms and fittings redolent of the 1930s.

Shemara was originally built at the Thorneycroft yard at Woolston, Southampton and launched on 30 April 1938. Her owners were Sir Bernard and Lady Docker, well-known socialites in an era of austerity and social change, and over the years the yacht played host to royalty, film stars and aristocrats. The refit was an all-British affair, completed at Trafalgar Wharf in Portchester for a British owner and using local suppliers.

Shemara received a Judges Commendation at the 2015 World Superyacht Awards