Certificate no 995
Status Registered


Function Leisure Craft
Subfunction Yacht
Location Unknown
Vessel type Motor Yacht
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Camper & Nicholsons Ltd, Gosport
Built in 1928
Hull material Steel
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 2
Primary engine type Inboard
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
20.46 feet (6.24 m)
10.82 feet (3.30 m)
Length: Overall
120.89 feet (36.87 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


FAIR LADY is a twin screw, steel hulled motor yacht built in 1928 by Camper & Nicholsons of Gosport. Her engines are Klechner Humbeldt Deutz AG, 313 kw. FAIR LADY was launched 15th August 1927 at Southampton. Ownership of FAIR LADY passed from Monsieur Sultzbach to his fellow French yacht Club member Otto Bemberg a decade later. During the war, it's rumoured that her owner and Basque crew used her to ferry refugees from Naxzi terror to South America. But the log books of the war period have gone missing! Monsieur Bemberg has FAIR LADY re-engined and partically re-fitted by Camper & Nicholson in the 1950s. Two years after his death in 1982, she was passed into the hands of her present British owner in 1994. 

Key dates

  • 1995/6

    Major refit including exterior to aft, saloon, crew accomodation and aft cabin. Designed by John Mainsford, work completed at Falmouth. 

  • 1950's

    Re-engined and partically re-fitted by Camper & Nicholson.

  • 1982

    Purchased by a Canadian owner

  • 1994

    Purchased by present owner

  • 1995

    Major refit at Pendennis, Falmouth including an extension to the aft saloon and a rebuild of the crew accommodation

  • September 2018

    Vessel advertised for sale (Classic Boat magazine, September 2018)

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