Following a 10-month refit period at Burgess Marine in Portsmouth in the UK, the 55 metre superyacht Lady A has been re-launched. The yacht arrived at the shipyard in September last year for an intensive winter period of maintenance and cosmetic works.
Works were to include minor structural, mechanical and electrical modifications, and the installation of new Naiad stabilisers. The refit also included modifications and improvements to both the interior and exterior styling, with Lady A now sporting a new light grey hull colour. Naval architecture of the project was handled by Houlder, with Burgess Marine having acted as the primary contractor in partnership with Shemara Refit.
Built by the Japanese shipyard Sterling Yachts asSouthern Cross IIIin 1986, Lady A is one of the most well-known superyachts of her time with her typical Jon Bannenberg styling and incredible beam of 11.8 metres. With her twin 2,000hp Caterpillar 3512B diesel engines she cruises at 14 knots with a maximum speed of 18 knots.