The new name for sophisticated yachting, combining luxury and style with advanced technology.

Specialising in superior luxury superyachts, SMS’s calling is to interpret the owner’s dreams and create outstanding yachts for individuals who have a unique vision and the highest principles.

Far from being a new name however, SMS brings to the superyacht arena a fine pedigree. Uniting the skills and passion of respected British luxury motor yacht specialist Shemara Refit LLP with the experience and dedication of well known commercial shipping professionals Southampton Marine Services, luxury yacht owners now have the most progressive solutions and highest quality services available to them in a British yard.


Built in 1938 by JI Thornycroft, the 65 metre Shemara was once one of the world’s largest and most famous private yachts and has been lovingly reconfigured, refreshed, and largely rebuilt to create a unique lifestyle experience onboard.



When it comes to yacht restoration the team at SMS is proud of its sympathetic attention to retaining the elegance and charm of the original both inside and out while reconfiguring the interior and deck spaces for modern living. The highly qualified shipyard team has lavished love, care and attention on the elegant 1938 S&S design racing yacht Blitzen recently completely and sympathetically restored.

SMS has demonstrated its ability to impress even the most discerning of clients and has significant projects to its names, including the remarkable restoration of the magnificent motor yacht Shemara.