Tenaz Victorious

The Dubois-designed and Pendennis-built sailing yacht Tenaz sealed an impressive victory in the Superyacht Challenge Antigua in January, winning the first regatta that her Owner has ever raced her in.

Racing in the sixth Superyacht Challenge Antigua, Tenaz competed in the Buccaneers class, winning all four races. Throughout the week she battled closely with the 2007-built Oyster 82 yacht Zig-Zag.

Built by the yard in 1996 as Mamamouchi, with interiors designed by Mark Whiteley, this 39m performance sloop is recognisable by her sleek profile, trademark pilot house and exceptionally large Owner’s suite. Since her launch the vessel has returned to Pendennis for refit works on numerous occasions, firstly in 2005 for an intensive 3-month refit and then with a new Owner in 2009 for a complete interior and exterior overhaul complemented by full paint works and engineering equipment refurbishment.

Tenaz’s next regatta will be the St Barth’s Bucket, which runs from the 17th – 20th March. Pendennis will be attending as sponsors, and to support Tenaz and another Pendennis-built yacht, Rebecca, as they compete in one of the most enjoyable and iconic of the Caribbean Regattas.

photography Claire Matches