Pendennis Shipyard expands facilities for superyacht refits
by Tom Isitt
The Pendennis Shipyard in Falmouth is currently undergoing comprehensive development to enable it to handle bigger superyacht build and refits in the future.
Extensive development commenced in February 2013 and has seen the previous one main construction hall replaced with two 90m halls alongside a further 45m hall. This complements the existing 150m dry dock and provides more flexible space for refit and new build projects at the 6.5-acre site. The buildings phase will be completed very shortly with the addition of a new four-storey workshop, office and hospitality complex.
The next part of the two-phase development plan is already underway as Pendennis begins the creation of marine-based facilities. An adjustable-depth wet-basin will be created directly in front of the yard, with the longest arm of the basin planned to be 100m, thereby enabling several visiting yachts, or larger 60m+ projects, to be berthed directly alongside before and after their refit or build periods at Pendennis.
This next phase is due to be completed in Spring 2015, finalising the transformation of Pendennis. Finally, in order to cater to the trend of refitting larger yachts at Pendennis, the yard has recently taken delivery of a 600 tonne travel hoist.