Pendennis Shipyard is pleased to announce that motor yacht Illusion has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2010 World Superyacht Awards for her refit and stern extension works that were completed at Pendennis in June last year.
Motor Yacht Illusion Stern post refit at Pendennis
The results are due to be announced at the ceremony in London at the beginning of May. Motor Yacht Illusion‘s extensive winter refit took just over 8 months to complete and included a 3-level 5m LOA stern extension with the addition of a drop-down beach club and enhanced tender garage, thereby substantially enlarging the amount of living space on board. The work also included significant engineering work (including a complete Lloyd’s 5-year survey), deck refurbishment, improvements to the crew quarters and bridge, as well as a dramatic changes to her interior through contemporary restyling of the Owner’s study and ‘sky lounge’ by Bannenberg & Rowell Design.
The Owner of the motor yacht Illusion commented “Pendennis continually exceeded my expectations in terms of their high level of customer service, attention to detail and quality of finish, and final performance of the vessel. The list of structural improvements alongside the more traditional engineering and vessel maintenance tasks provided a considerable amount of work to be completed within one season. My team on the ground were consistently reassured by Pendennis’ professionalism during what could have conceivably been a very stressful experience. On board the finished vessel I have really enjoyed the use of the new drop down ‘Beach Club’ and this combined with the new Jacuzzi and extended sun bathing areas has really enhanced the whole Illusion experience.”
Superyacht Illusion post refit at Pendennis Shipyard
Pendennis has a busy few months ahead: SuperYacht Christopher will depart for St Barths later this month, with SY Akalam, the 105’ Barracuda Sloop previously known as B105 also due for delivery. Completion of the sailing catamaran Hemisphere is scheduled for the summer and SY Adela and Super Yacht Andromeda La Dea both arrived at the yard at the end of 2010 with refit work due to complete this spring. Most recently two motor yachts Audacia and Dardanella have arrived and are currently alongside each other in our environmentally controlled covered outer dock facility, both with refit work due for completion by the end of April. Pendennis is also pleased to announce that a substantial new 42m Feadship yacht refit project has just been signed. With this vessel due to arrive in the next couple of weeks, this will lead to a total of 8 yachts undergoing work in Falmouth at the end of February. With a very busy few months ahead the 2010-2011 winter season is proving to be one of Pendennis’ busiest ever years.
Motor Yacht Illusion's stern after her refit at the Pendennis Shipyard
Motor Yacht Illusion Features
Built: 1983 Feadship
Displacement: 521 tonnes
Speed under power: 16 knots
Naval Architects /Designer: De Voogt Naval Architects
Interior Design: Bannenberg & Rowell Design
Owner’s Representative: Mike Conway
Illusion’s Refit Overview
• 5m stern extension (increased LOA from 50.75m to 55.75m)
• Addition of dual purpose beach club and tender garage
• Complete external repaint, above and below waterline
• 40% replacement of teak deck
• Restyling of bulwarks in tender bay incorporating 9M folding sections.
• Social areas restyled over 3 decks
• 5.5m passerelle on stern
• Refurbishment of all deck equipment
• Refurbishment of Owners study/sky lounge
• Detailed refurbishment of crew accommodation (for 12 crew), mess and Captain’s cabin including woodwork, switches, flooring
• Bridge refurbishment including upgrade of all electrical and navigation equipment including radars
• De-scale & paint/protect the structure
• Service 2 main engines
• 3 generators stripped & rebuilt
• All 5 engines repainted white
• Service & overhaul of major equipment (refrigeration units, water makers, air conditioning etc)
Complete Lloyd’s 5 Year survey
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 SYAkalam, Ron Holland 150’ Sailing Yacht Christopher
o Refits – Sailing Yacht Adela, SY Andromeda La Dea, MotorYacht Dardanella, MY Audacia, 42m Feadship Yacht
o Completion – 44m catamaran SY Hemisphere
The new 42m Feadship refit project just signed is due to arrive later this month. Making a record winter/spring season for the yard.
- Motor yacht Audacia and Dardanella at Pendennis Shipyard for refit