Adela sailing in the Pendennis rendezvous at Christophe Harbour (photography Cory Silken)
Adela sailing in the Pendennis rendezvous at Christophe Harbour (photography Cory Silken)
Day One in Antigua, 2013 (photography Cory Silken)
At Pendennis Palma
De-stepping the mast in Falmouth
Hoisted out before her refit in Falmouth
Racing in the 2009 regatta (photography Cory Silken)
Adela was the overall winner in 2010
Leading the fleet off the start line in 2012
The main salon, following an update by Pendennis' Interior Design team (photography Cory Silken)

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The design challenge presented by Adela was to incorporate every conceivable modern yacht system and convenience into the original interior without losing the charm and elegance of the original W.C. Storey design.

Today, Adela cuts a classic profile blending traditional fittings with modern technology within her sumptuous interior as well as on deck. Custom made blocks and winch, concealed state of the art communications and a modern climate control system all provide the comfort and convenience one would expect on a modern superyacht.

Since her initial restoration Adela has returned to the yard for remodelling work in 2000, during which she had a 5m mid-ships hull extension, and for routine maintenance refits at both Pendennis facilities in Falmouth, Palma and Barcelona. Her 2012 recent refit included a full engineering overhaul, new generators, new paint, and minor interior and electrical work. It was also the first time that her mainsail has been replaced since her initial remodel at Pendennis. Adela was welcomed to Pendennis once more in August 2015 as she returned for a fourth refit in Falmouth, 20 years after she was rebuilt at the yard.

A highly competitive racing yacht, Adela has twice graced the Pendennis Cup fleet, winning the event overall in 2010. Since then she has become a contender for the major superyacht racing titles with victories in the St Barths Bucket, RORC Caribbean 600, Antigua Superyacht Challenge and the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta over the past five years.



J.G.Fay & Co, Southampton

Year of Build


Former Name



Sailing Yacht - Schooner

Naval Architect

Gerard Dykstra (Restoration)

Exterior Styling

Gerard Dykstra (Restoration)

Interior Design

Gerard Dykstra / Pendennis (Restoration)




50m pre-remodel / 55.5m (182.09ft) post-remodel


7.90m (26ft)


4.80m (15.75ft)


250 tonnes

Pendennis Refit Year

2006, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017

Pendennis Refit Location

Pendennis Falmouth, Pendennis Palma

Pendennis Remodel Year


Pendennis Remodel Location

Pendennis Falmouth

Pendennis Restoration Year


Pendennis Restoration Location

Pendennis Falmouth

Adela GA

Pendennis Cup 2012

Many thanks for a wonderful regatta which at times must have been quite challenging with the weather to deal with. We all thoroughly enjoyed the week onboard Adela. You and your team totally outdid yourselves with the prize giving which was brilliantly organized in a stunning location, congratulations.
Greg Perkins - Captain of Adela