Following the success of MY Illusion’s refit including a 5m stern extension in 2010, the 46.5m Feadship Audacia has just arrived at Pendennis for similar structural enhancement. The two metre extension and remodelling of the swim platform with 2 curving stairways and one stern access door will supply substantially more space providing a more accessible and useable recreational area on board. Restyling of Audacia’s stern lines, removal of the forward fashion plates and the addition of underwater lighting will also give the vessel a more contemporary finish. Pendennis developed the new structural designs in close collaboration with Joanne de Guardiola Design, Inc. who provided the overall concepts and design styling.
Alongside the structural enhancements Pendennis will improve motor yacht Audacia’s performance through the replacement of the existing stabilizers with ’Quantum’ zero speed stabilizers. Work has commenced swiftly with a 3 month programme scheduled – the yacht is due for re-delivery in the middle of April 2011.
Mike Carr, joint MD at Pendennis, commented “The challenge with such a tight project schedule has been establishing the precise outline of the project in advance of the vessel’s arrival at the yard. Due to excellent relationships with the client we have been able to work with them since the Monaco Yacht Show to develop detailed design concepts and fully agree the full scope of work during November. As yacht Audacia was not able to make the voyage to the UK at that point due to charter commitments in both the Mediterranean and Caribbean, Pendennis pre-ordered the stabilizer package and commenced assembly of the stern module in preparation for her arrival at the end of January 2011.” Once completed this distinctive yacht is sure to make an impact upon her arrival at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
Specifications of Superyacht Audacia:
Built: Feadship 1987
Length Overall (m): 46.5m
Beam (m): 8.2m
Draught Max (m): 3.05m
Naval Architect: De Voogt
Build Exterior Designer: De Voogt
Refit Interior Designer: Joanne de Guardiola Design, Inc.
Hull Material: Steel Superstructure: Aluminium
Gross Tonnage: 424 tonnes
Guest Cabins: 6
Engine Manufacturer: Caterpillar
Number of Engines: 2
HP: 775hp / 570kW
Speed: 14 knots
Pendennis has one of the world’s leading custom superyacht build and refit facilities. Building on hundreds of years of local maritime heritage, Pendennis has become one of Cornwall’s most important employers – with 350 highly skilled trades people based at their 6.5 acre prime water front location in Falmouth, UK. Recent infrastructure developments at the yard have seen their outer 75m dry dock completely enclosed and the addition of a 55m (L) x 17m (H) x 16m (W) covered tented space on hard standing in the centre of the yard. Both bring additional flexible undercover space for Pendennis to develop both new build and refit contracts.
The current projects at Pendennis are:
o New builds – Barracuda 105 Sloop, Ron Holland 150’ S/Y Christopher
o Completion – 44m catamaran HEMISPHERE
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