Although there has been an explosion in the restoration and rebuilding of the large motor yachts from interwar, which were the superyachts their time, it’s still quite a feat to have two appear at the same shipyard after major reconstructions around the same period.
First, there was the famous GL. Watson Atlantide, listed in this year’s Classic Boat Awards shortlist (Restored Powered Vessel over 100ft category). This is the other. My Fair LadyThe 121ft (37.5m) motoryacht was designed and built by Camper and Nicholsons in 1928. It has a steel-hulled hull and a wooden superstructure.
In 2021, a new owner took the boat to Huisfit to have it brought back to mint condition and modernized. This included hull and paint repairs, varnish, engine and system maintenance, tankage repair or replacement, a new galley, pantry and main salon and other interior improvements.
The owner then enjoyed a 2022 sailing season, after which she returned to the boatyard for an engine-room strip, an overhaul of twin Gardners engines, new stabilisers and gensets as well as further hull repair.
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Classic Boat Magazine first published the article Re-launching of Inter-war Superyacht My Fair Lady.