Following the extensive facilities expansion at Pendennis Shipyard in UK’s Falmouth, the yard has successfully christened its 7,564m² non-tidal wet basin, welcoming 6 yachts into the new basin since May 2015. Alongside the increase in capacity, the yard is on a recruitment drive, searching for 12 new apprentices. Moreover, an open evening for all trades is set to take place at Pendennis on July 9, 2015.
These major improvements have been in response to the changes in the superyacht industry since the company was established 27 years ago. Whilst in 1988 a yacht of over 50m was considered to be large, this is now the average LOA (length overall) of vessels reaching Pendennis. Last year saw the largest volume yacht to date, the 76,5-metre mega yacht Northern Star, started her 7-month refit. However this record has already been superseded with the arrival of an 85,6m motor yacht, and as the new wet basin and the pre-existing dry dock can cater to vessels up to 110m, this record will be undoubtedly surpassed in the future.
The new basin was christened as the 65m schooner Adix moved in, following the completion of her 8-month refit programme. Adix represents the first yacht that has been welcomed by the new wet basin. She has a 24-year history with the company, having undergone three previous refits in Falmouth. Within days of her launch, Adix was joined by M/Y Northern Star, the J-Class sailing yacht Lionheart and classic motor yacht Malahne. In the past month alone 6 vessels varying in size from 24m to 85,6m have already docked in the new basin, making the most of the improved access to Pendennis’ refit and new build facility. The yard in Falmouth now boasts some of the largest and most accessible superyacht new build and refit facilities in the world.
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