Alongside the Pendennis Cup, Pendennis, a well known UK-based construction and refit company, had a double reason for celebration, with completion of an extensive refit of the 42m Feadship motor yacht Masquerade of Sole, originally constructed in 1983. The main aim of the refit was to completely transform the vessel into one, representing modern design as well as technology. After her re-launch as motor yacht A2, bringing to a close her intensive period in the yard, the superyacht A2 (ex Masquerade of Sole) went through a series of motor trials in Falmouth Bay.
Feadship luxury yacht A2 (ex Masquerade of Sole) arrived at Pendennis in the spring of 2011 with the initial task being the complete removal of the vessel’s interior and systems leaving the base steel hull and aluminium superstructure. The owner appointed New York based Peter Marino Architect to design the contemporary and luxurious Owner and Guest areas.
Naval Architects BMT Nigel Gee worked alongside the technical team at Pendennis which has extensive experience of stern extensions on vessels such as charter yacht Illusion. A2 superyacht’s hull was extended to 47m across all three decks, and the superstructure modified to incorporate an impressive full beam master cabin. This exterior transformation was complemented by a full paint job with A2 leaving the yard almost completely unrecognizable.
As well as the five metre hull extension and major superstructure modifications, the refit included re-engineering of all systems, new deck equipment, a rebuild of the engine room, installation of modern bridge technology and state of the art AV equipment. The majority of the interior layout has been re-configured, manufactured and installed by the Pendennis team who worked closely with interior build experts.
A2 superyacht left the yard in July with not only her appearance enhanced but her performance significantly upgraded. She now comfortably attains 14 knots cruising with a significantly increased cruising range.
Technical Specifications of the Feadship superyacht A2 (ex Masquerade of Sole):
LOA (pre-refit) 42.35m / 139ft
LOA (post refit) 47m / 154ft
Beam (max) 8.08m / 26.5ft
Draft (loaded) 2.41m / 7.9ft
Refit Naval Architect Pendennis with Structural Engineers BMT Nigel Gee
Interior designer Peter Marino Architect
Interior layout Pendennis/Owner/Peter Marino
Number of Owner/guest cabins 4 x Guest Cabins, 1 x Master Cabin
Number of crew cabins 4 Crew Cabins, 1 Captain