Having arrived in Falmouth in autumn 2017, the Tripp designed performance sailing sloop G2 (ex. Cinderella IV) is currently undergoing a refit at Pendennis Shipyard, with Owner Representation by Cornelsen & Partner (Benjamin Stitt).
Cinderella IV was originally designed as a state-of-the-art carbon fibre, lifting-keel sailing yacht. Her vertical bow and windows gave her a foot in both the modern and classical worlds. The new Owners sought to enhance the modern lines with a cleaner, sleeker look, and so G2 was born.
Structural restyling by the original naval architect Tripp Design will see the exterior aft classic cuddy cabin, a feature catering to more intemperate climates, removed thereby creating a large social space that is ideal for outdoor living in warmer locations. The pilothouse appears to float on the deck and provides dramatic sight lines along the length of the yacht. The overall result will be a beautiful contemporary yacht with a silhouette that will be instantly recognizable and original, yet timeless, in her own right.
The addition of a large glass skylight will flood G2’s pilothouse with natural light, highlighting the modernised interiors designed by Milan-based Nauta Design. To facilitate modern open plan living, Nauta’s new design has opened up the Main Salon with ‘zones’ that allow different social uses. A more spacious feel has been created in the Owner’s cabin through the repositioning of a bulkhead further aft. Nauta’s interior styling is focussed on enhancing the minimalist interior, featuring natural woods and a relaxing geometry that blends seamlessly with the modernised exterior profile.
The Pendennis engineering team is upgrading the yacht to hold the most modern and reliable technical, navigational, communications and sailing systems. Following her 9-month refit, G2 is due to be relaunched in June at which point she will undertake extensive sea and sail trials before departing for the Mediterranean in July.