As usual the winter refit season has been busy at the Falmouth yard, with yachts benefitting from the modern facilities in Pendennis’ three new construction halls. It was a pleasure to welcome back three Pendennis sailing yachts, Nostromo, Rebecca and Christopher, for refit works. Having created over 30 bespoke yachts since the company began 26 years ago this is the largest number of Pendennis new-build projects that have returned simultaneously.
Nostromo’s refit focus was the yacht’s 5-year Lloyd’s and MCA surveys supported by the installation of a new electronics and entertainment package accompanied by work on the vessel’s lighting system.
The 42.42m German Frers-designed Rebecca underwent a 15 year ABS survey alongside an upgrade to all the hydraulics, alarms and monitoring systems. New generators were installed with a full overhaul of the main engines and the addition of a sewage treatment plant. Interiors were upgraded throughout and a new teak deck laid. An overhaul of all deck hardware and full repaint completed the work list.
Christopher is the most recent Pendennis new build amongst these three returning yachts. The impressive 46m ketch returned to Falmouth to undergo her annual Lloyd’s survey and to compete in the 2014 Pendennis Cup where she performed exceptionally, completing the four days of racing in second place overall.
Other recent projects have included refit works on MY Siran, the completion of the substantial 24month remodelling and refit of SY M5, the ongoing restoration of MY Malahne and the commencement of a 31.3m Dubois new build sailing yacht.