Following their America's Cup win in Bermuda 2017 (photo Ingrid Abery)
Lionheart won Regatta following her refit at Pendennis (photo Andrew Wright)
Lionheart was hauled out with the 640tonne travel hoist (photo Andrew Wright)
Lionheart takes the honours, Falmouth 2015 (photo Andrew Wright)
The beautiful Lionheart racing in Falmouth (photo Andrew Wright)

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The beautiful modern 43.4m J-Class Yacht Lionheart has visited Pendennis three times for refit works. She first visited Falmouth in 2012 for minor work and on leaving experienced a spectacular start to her racing career, winning the Kings 100 Guinea Cup in Cowes.

Her second refit was completed in May 2015, with works including her five-year survey programme and exterior paint works. The refit prepared her for competing in the 2015 Falmouth J-Class regatta, which took place from the 23rd-27th June, providing a dramatic week of racing between the three competing yachts: Lionheart, Ranger and Velsheda, with Lionheart securing victory in the final race.

Over the years Lionheart has enjoyed an ongoing maintenance programme at both the Pendennis Falmouth and Palma facilities, although she returned to Falmouth once more in 2016 for fine-tuning before the highly competitive regatta season ahead. The team’s hard work and crew’s strict training regime was rewarded as 2017 proved to be a very special year for the modern J Class yacht as she sailed to victory against 6 other Js during the Americas Cup in Bermuda, winning both the Superyacht Regatta and the J Class Regattas. Two months later, much to the delight of the refit team in Falmouth, Lionheart gained a further victory at the J Class World Championships.



Claassen Jachtbouw

Year of Build



J-Class sailing

Naval Architect

Hoek Design Naval Architects B.V.

Exterior Styling

Hoek Design Naval Architects B.V.









Max Speed

12 knots


175 tonne

Gross Tonnage

121 tonne

Pendennis Refit Year

2012, 2104, 2016

Pendennis Refit Location

Pendennis Falmouth, Pendennis Palma


The people who work at the yard are interested in what they do. They have passion.
Toby Brand - Captain of Lionheart