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8th December 2010
Pendennis are extremely proud to announce that Tom Clegg has been awarded winner of the Queens Silver Medal by the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights as the Shipyard Apprentice of the Year 2010. This is one of the UK's most prestigious apprentice awards and has been presented to representatives from the ship building industry since 1945. Annual nominations for the Queens Silver Medal come from every yard in the country with assessment taking place during several stages. Entrants are shortlisted to participate in a week long course and evaluation in Northumberland, following which six are selected for interview by the committee in London before the awards are announced.
4th December 2010
The 46m performance cruising ketch SY Christopher was launched into Falmouth waters this past weekend. Attended by over 400 Pendennis staff and friends as well as the owners, it was a fantastic celebration of all the hard work that has gone into this New Build project over the past 22 months. Designed by Ron Holland she is sure to provide a stunning spectacle at her first regatta, the St Barths Bucket in March.
24th November 2010
Andromeda La Dea, one of the world's most iconic modern sailing yachts, has arrived at Pendennis for her winter refit. The main works will consist of an engineering overhaul, including servicing of her tanks, props and shafts, a structural survey and full service of all major systems on board in preperation for her 20 year ABS survey.
8th October 2010
Pendennis has partnered with the Restronguet Sailing Club to build a bespoke Committee Boat to improve the support the club provide on the water for their racing fleet. The 8.25m custom designed catamaran will be used for running races from anywhere on the water in the Carrick Roads or Falmouth Bay. The club was delighted when Pendennis offered to build the boat, which to their knowledge is the only purpose designed committee boat in the world.
The latest group of apprentices on Pendennis' award winning scheme have also benefitted from having the opportunity to get involved in the build project. A number of first years, who began working at Pendennis in August, completed the surface preparation and application of the underwater paint system.
24th September 2010
The next Pendennis Cup will be held 18-23 June following the Rum Race which will run from Falmouth Antigua to Falmouth UK during May 2012. The Pendennis Cup will precede the Falmouth J-Class Regatta (27-30 June). Planning, confirmation of yachts and booking of event partners have already begun for 2012. Following the success of 2010, The Pendennis Cup 2012 is sure to be one of the best superyacht regattas in the London Olympic Year www.thependenniscup.com
20th September 2010
The 56m MY Illusion has completed her summer charter season following an extensive winter refit at Pendennis. Illusion's impressive new profile could be seen during 5 separate trips cruising around the glorious islands and coastline of the Mediterranean. The 3-level 5m extension by Pendennis enabled the addition of a beach club as well as a new garage. These improvements extended the outdoor social areas on the yacht and, alongside elegant restyling throughout, dramatically enhanced the cruising experience.
15th September 2010
Since 1998 Pendennis Shipyard has welcomed over 140 local young people, aged 16-19, to enroll on their general apprenticeship scheme which has produced very skilled and dedicated members of the Pendennis team over the years. This award winning scheme has gained such a good reputation that this year almost 150 young people applied for the 12 positions. In 2008 Pendennis was awarded LSC Large Employer of the Year Award in national recognition of the success of the scheme, and in 2009 Pendennis was awarded ‘Winner of the Year' in the National Training Awards. More details can be seen in the Pendennis & People section of the website.
7th September 2010
The 32m Barracuda Yacht Design sloop, project B105, has recently been rolled out of Pendennis' main shed in preparation for the launch later this month. Following the installation of her dagger board B105 will be moved into the outer portion of Pendennis' 150m covered dock, which is one of Europe's largest undercover refit spaces, to enable mast installation later this month. Currently in the final stages of completion B105 is sure to create an impact following her delivery, which is scheduled before Christmas 2010.
1st September 2010
Following a smooth and efficient build, construction of Christopher is nearing completion and with the launch due this winter Christopher will be ready to race in the St Barths Bucket in March 2011. As her first public event the yacht is sure to make a stunning spectacle as she competes alongside almost 40 superyachts, including another Pendennis yacht Rebecca.
16th August 2010
The final day of the Pendennis Cup arrived with sunshine at last and all the competitors were in high spirits after an exciting and close week of racing. With the final results already set for the Pendennis Cup after four days of racing and Adela taking the victory on Thursday, a pursuit race was suggested for Class 1 for the final day on the water, named ‘The St Piran's Pursuit Race'.
In Class 2 there was all to play for but victory was secured by Pinuccia as Tomahawk once again had to retire due to a broken rig after a close fought start.
The successful week was completed with an awards ceremony in the National Maritime Museum, who were host to the Cup's exhibition and organisers office throughout the week.
2nd August 2010
It is now less than 1 week to go until Pendennis hosts the 2nd Pendennis Cup in Falmouth. We have six yachts confirmed with potentially more still interested. The largest yacht we have attending is Adela at an impressive 55.5m and the smallest is Pinuccia at 14.6m. The Pendennis Cup runs from Monday 9th to Saturday 14th August, with the race start at 11:00am. There is an opportunity to watch the racing from the viewing balcony at the National Maritime Museum where Pendennis will host a fascinating exhibition about building and racing these classic superyachts. With over 200 crew visiting for the week's racing and another 150 guests the event will provide plenty of excitement and entertainment on and off the water.
2nd July 2010
Mariette's pre-summer refit has been completed with the reinstatement of her huge sailing rig, with the mast alone measuring over 36m long. To celebrate a successful refurbishment and as a thank you to Pendennis, Charlie Wroe, Mariette's captain, invited members of the refit team to be guests on board the vessel during her sea trial. "We have had an excellent refit with Pendennis and I appreciate all the effort the crew and yard guys have put into improving the boat. I thought that the best way to say thanks was to invite the yard employees to come sailing with us, so that we all can enjoy the use of the beautiful yacht." Mariette is now ready to race against other classic yachts in the Pendennis Cup this August.
14th June 2010
Pendennis hosted a presentation by the internationally renowned yacht designer Ron Holland, one of the world's most sought after and respected yacht designers. The talk, held in our Marine Skills Centre, was a fascinating overview of the broad range of vessels that Ron has designed, including the 46m performance cruising ketch which is due to be launched by Pendennis later this year. Due to the success of the event we are also planning another talk by Ron Holland at the Falmouth Poly later this year.
7th June 2010
At present there is a rare and spectacular sight in Port Pendennis Marina as five superyachts are moored there providing an impressive overview of the broad Pendennis portfolio. MY Illusion, SY Mariette, and SY Velacarina have just completed their winter refits and are awaiting departure. The stunning 55m expedition yacht STEEL and sailing ketch Rebecca, both Pendennis builds, are visiting Pendennis for a programme of short works before commencing European tours.
24th May 2010
Pendennis was shortlisted as one of three finalists in the ‘Business Improvement through People' category for this years' Cornwall Business Awards, winning Silver. Organised by the Cornwall Development Company and supported by the Western Morning News, the awards are considered to be Cornwall's most prestigious business awards event.
12th April 2010
After a short refit here at Pendennis, Moonbird (ex Midnight) was successfully launched in March before departing for the Mediterranean. Her completed works included the replacement of her teak decks, an extensive engineering programme and a full galley renovation.
29th March 2010
Pendennis was pleased to host the Superyacht UK Tour of Excellence once again this year. The tour, organised by the British Marine Federation, saw twenty delegates from around the world - including project managers, designers, naval architects, brokers and captains - visit our facilities for the day as part of a series of tours, showcases and networking dinners across the UK. We were able to offer the delegates an exclusive in depth tour of the yard in small groups, with detailed descriptions of the new build and refit work we are currently undertaking.
1st March 2010
The mediterranean based Herreshoff schooner Mariette recently arrived in Falmouth for her scheduled pre-summer refit at Pendennis. As part of the work, she will undertake an engineering overhaul and a full refit of her generator space, including the replacement of her generators.
Mariette is the first international competitor in this year's Pendennis Cup to enter British waters, and with a Length Overall of 42.05m she is one of the largest competitors taking part in the fleet.
23rd February 2010
Starting the new decade on a high note, Pendennis has recently announced the acquisition of Devonport Yachts Ltd, owners of the Devonport superyacht brand. Devonport Yachts Ltd will now be established as a partner company of Pendennis with its head office in Falmouth, and will continue as a separate business under the direction of Stephen Hills. The acquisition will be a boost to the local economy and will allow Pendennis to continue to develop its position as a leading superyacht brand, through extension in to the 60m+ sector.
11th January 2010
Apprenticeship Week will take place from Monday 1st to Friday 5th February this year. Organised by the National Apprenticeship Service, the Week will celebrate the talents and skills of apprentices and highlight the advantages of employing and supporting apprentices in the workplace. This is a key event in the Pendennis calendar, as the deadline for applications for our own 2010 General apprenticeship scheme is at the end of Apprenticeship Week.
For more information on our apprenticeship scheme, please see our Apprenticeship page.
4th January 2010
2010 will see the intake of another twelve applicants on to our award winning General Apprenticeship scheme, which begins in August. The scheme, run in conjunction with Cornwall College, provides on the job training over four years and allows specialisation in the participant's chosen area. The deadline for applications for this year's General Apprenticeship scheme is February 5th 2010.
For more information on our apprenticeship scheme, please see our Apprenticeship page or contact Jill Carr on (01326) 211344.