Since her launch in 1929, FAIR LADY has remained pretty untouched and has been lovingly preserved by her successive owners. However, after exactly 90 years since she first sailed away from Ditchburn shipyard, time came to lend her a new lease of life. Restoring a classic yacht is a very exiting but daunting project as success not only resides in the quality of materials used, but in the craftsmanship and expertise of the shipwrights involved.
FAIR LADY was fortunate enough to be let in the expert hands of the team of Loyalist Cove Marina, near Bath on Lake Ontario, a few miles away from where she was originally launched. The task was to refit and fully recommission her for seafaring on the seven seas.
No time nor expenses were sparred as everything needing attention from keel to deck was repaired and even rebuilt when necessary to the highest possible standard. Restoration began in July 2019 and FAIR LADY was relaunched in Halifax in March 2020, right in time for her 91st birthday.
You will find below some pictures of the recommissioning process.