It’s been an exciting month for Falmouth’s Pendennis Shipyard. From sea trials to refits, here is a roundup of Pendennis’s top stories for May:
Classic 1930s Yacht ‘Marala’ Completes Sea Trials
The restoration of the classic 1930s yacht ‘Marala’ has reached another important milestone: completing her sea trials in Cornwall. It was a fantastic occasion for the entire project crew to see her underway again, after rigorous work spanning more than two years.
‘Marala’ undergoing her sea trials. Credit: Pendennis
By preserving a significant amount of her original riveted construction and timber, Pendennis’ vision was to honour the yacht’s fascinating history whilst breathing new life into her. Alongside the preservation of the old, modern technical methods have been used to modernise her domestic and electrical systems – something that was much needed. Muza Lab, a London-based design firm, created a new interior that honours the ship’s spirit and tradition while also restoring her former beauty and grace.
After completing her sea trials, and showing all of her machinery is working as expected, ‘Marala’ is now ready to set sail on new adventures.
Seawolf, a 58m expedition yacht, arrived at the Falmouth facility earlier this year for a major rebuild. The 1956 classic motor yacht was towed from Holland and brought into the Pendennis non-tidal wet basin. She was then moved inside a 90m construction hall, where she will stay until her launch.
Pendennis has planned an extensive programme of works including new luxury guest and crew interiors, exterior styling modifications, extensive engineering and electrical work, and a full repaint.
“The whole team at Pendennis are happy to welcome MY Seawolf and her crew to Falmouth. Pendennis has developed a strong reputation over the years for successfully carrying out large scale rebuild projects for our Owners. The scope and scale of the project is really exciting for us. It’ll utilise many of our in-house trade specialists. We’re looking forward to the project and working with the Owners and their team on MY Seawolf and delivering her back to them for her next adventure.” – Toby Allies, Joint Managing Director at Pendennis.
Pendennis Shipyard Launch New Website
This month, Pendennis launched a new website, designed to improve the user experience, whilst also showcasing an ever-growing library of media.
The site now features a blog, which will highlight accomplishments and post updates on the latest news from Pendennis’ global facilities. It will also give insight into the beautiful Cornish area local to the shipyard. Check out everything new on the website here.
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