Hectic winter refit schedule at Pendennis
by Ron Holland
Pendennis Shipyard recently concluded its busiest refit season in its 23 year history, with six yachts being finished over the past few weeks.
A significant project was the 46.3m motor yacht Audacia with an impressive list of updates completed in just nine weeks. This included comprehensive design improvements including a 2 metre stern extension, reconfigured aft curving staircases and underwater lighting which formed part of the overall restyling by Joanne de Guardiola Design. Audacia’s first trip following her visit to the yard was to the Cannes Film Festival where her new lines and features were greatly admired.
Refit work was simultaneously undertaken on the 55m schooner Adela, which was re-launched at the beginning of May. The schedule of works included updating of her furnishings by Pendennis’ interior design team, an engineering overhaul, new generators, paintwork and electrical work. This was also the first time that Adela has had her impressive mainsail replaced since her rebuild at Pendennis in 1992.
The 46.9m sailing yacht Andromeda La Dea arrived at Pendennis in November 2010 for her ABS 20 year survey following which she has also received portions of new teak deck and a full exterior repaint by the Pendennis team of paint specialists. The 36.88m exploration motor yacht Dardanella is currently docked in Port Pendennis Marina while finishing works are undertaken before departure at the end of May.
The team at Pendennis is well underway on a substantial refit of a 42m Feadship motor yacht, whose details remain under wraps. Also nearing completion is the 44m sailing catamaran Hemisphere, which is due to be unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.