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Velsheda

Rebuilt by Southampton Yacht Services Ltd in 1997.

Length Overall 130ft(39.6m)
Beam 22ft (6.6m)
Dispalcement 168 tonnes
Draft 16ft (4.9m)

Of the ten J-Class yachts built in the 1930s, Velsheda was the second built in Britain. Her owner commissioned a total re-build at SYS in 1996. Starting with the empty steel hull, a new aluminum and teak-laid deck was fitted, together with a complete set of mahogany deck-houses, skylights and hatches. All the new electrical and engineering systems were based on the latest up-to-date technology.

Her interior, designed by John Munford and built to exacting standards by SYS's skilled craftsmen, truly reflects the splendour of her era.

Since the re-build, Velsheda has returned to SYS on a number of occasions for servicing work and upgrading of systems, including major refits in 2001 and 2002 (after the America's Cup Jubilee) and in 2005, 2006 And again in 2008.

Velsheda returned to Southampton in 2010 to take part in the Round The Island race in which she took first place in Class 0.

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