The 42m classic twin-masted schooner Mariette of 1915 was built by Herreshoff in United States. She first visited the Pendennis Falmouth facility in February 2010 for a pre-summer refit and returned for minor works in Spring 2012 to prepare for the Pendennis Cup.
The beautiful schooner arrived back in Falmouth in autumn 2017 for a more extensive refit season which was carried out in close partnership with the crew. The on-deck and external scope of work saw her deck and sub deck replaced entirely, reinforced throughout and beams re-faired. Upstands were replaced with stainless steel and all but two deckhouses were removed, re-varnished and put back into position. Metal repairs to the hull and structure involved re-fairing and anti-fouling works while the crew re-varnished the mast and spars.
Internally the saloon saw a new flue installed for the wood burner and headlining fully replaced while the guest and owner’s cabin were renewed with carpet throughout, including an update of all electrical fixtures. The new engine room layout was the result of modifications to allow for better access and drainage. Full navigational and communications systems were upgraded along with new fresh water tanks, fuel, bilge lines and fire mains.
Working in close partnership with the crew, the crew area was given a complete overhaul that saw all internal steel surfaces painted and the AC, domestic fresh water and grey systems replaced. The captain’s cabin and galley were given a complete re-design including refurbishment of all deck head panels throughout.
Mariette of 1915 was redelivered in spring 2018 when the Pendennis team bid a fond farewell to her Owner and crew, bringing an end to her most comprehensive refit to date. It was wonderful to meet up again for the Classic Yacht Cruise from Cannes to St Tropez in celebration of Pendennis’ 30th Anniversary.