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Blue Bird of 1938

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  • Delivered 2007
  • Length 38 M
  • Interior designer Bannenberg & Rowell Design
  • Shipyard Astilleros de Mallorca

We carried out the complete refit to this classic motor yacht, originally built by Goole Shipyard in 1938 for the legendary Sir Malcolm Campbell.

Photos: David Churchill

Designed by Scottish naval architects G.L. Watson she was to be an ocean going yacht as Sir Malcolm intended to go treasure hunting in the Cocos Islands in the Pacific. 

She never made it to the Pacific. Blue Bird was requisitioned in 1940 and went to Dunkirk instead to assist in the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force. 

Her current owner completely restored the superyacht in 2007 at Astilleros de Mallorca. Her original designer, G.L. Watson assisted with the rebuild and Bannenberg & Rowell Design created an elegant new interior.

Our first art deco project, the main saloon conjures up the feeling of being at home not at sea thanks to the use of exotic woods including zebrano, American walnut and macassar ebony.

The art deco inspired VIP cabin expands to the full width of the yacht, giving the luxury of warmth and space.

A luxury continued in the guest rooms that also extend to the full width of the aft section. The master bedroom is set in the original dining room to take advantage of the 180 degree views.

Everywhere is the elegance of a lost age, underpinned with contemporary efficiency.