Rebecca sailing in the Pendennis rendezvous at Christophe Harbour (photography Cory Silken)
Rebecca sailing in the Windward Race, Day 4 (photography Cory Silken)
(photography by Cory Silken)
(photography by Cory Silken)
(photography by Cory Silken)
(photography by Cory Silken)
Designed by Robin Black (photography Cory Silken)

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The German Frers designed Rebecca is one of the largest ketches to be built at Pendennis to date and is without doubt one of the finest looking, modern classic sailing yachts in the world.

The Owner wished to combine all of the best elements of yachts from the mid-19th century to the modern day, in a stylish, eye-catching yacht which would give high performance under sail. German Frers duly produced drawings for a 42-metre yacht with fine lines and a graceful shear, which is both extremely attractive and performance-minded. The interior by Robin Black is light and elegant, consisting largely of off-white fielded panelling. Unusually, the sole is made from antique Heart Pine salvaged from a North American mill built in 1711.

Rebecca has since returned twice to Pendennis for refit work. Most recently she returned to her home yard in September 2013 for her 15 year ABS survey alongside substantial engineering and technical works. The 8-month refit included an upgrade to the hydraulics, electric, alarms and monitoring systems; the installation of new generators; a full overhaul of her original main engine; and the addition of a sewage treatment plant on-board.

Layout modifications to the library area were carried out along with a general upgrade and overhaul of her interiors. Her exterior was substantially improved with a new teak deck. This in itself was quite a task as her original deck was constructed from specially scarfed 60–80ft lengths of teak rather than shorter lengths. The worklist was completed with an overhaul of all her deck hardware complemented by a full repaint.




Year of Build



Sailing Yacht - Ketch

Naval Architect

German Frers Design

Exterior Styling

German Frers Design

Interior Design

Robin Black




42.42m (139.17ft)


8.70m (28.54ft)


4.50m (14.76ft)

Max Speed

11 knots


172 tons

Pendennis Refit Year

2010, 2013, 2014

Pendennis Refit Location

Pendennis Palma, Pendennis Falmouth

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