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35 years of Pendennis: a glance at 2016

Today’s chapter of our 35th anniversary story celebrates 2016, and the launch of our largest vessel refit project to date – 86m Aquila.

The extensive 12-month refit programme included a revitalisation of all five deck levels. The team completely updated the social spaces, modernised technical systems and lighting, and restyled the boat across an area of over 750m2, the scale of which was unprecedented by any of the suppliers in such a short time period. The project went on to win Best Refit at both the World Superyacht Awards and the International Superyacht Society Awards the following year.

To read more about Aquila, click here.

Aquila at anchor in Falmouth following her Pendennis refit (photography Andrew Wright)

The 11m chandelier is made up of over 850 glass pieces, cascading down through four deck levels (photography Rupert Peace)

Interior Design by Redman Whiteley Dixon and Susan Young Interiors (photography Rupert Peace)

A spectacular formal dining room was created (photography Rupert Peace)

A 'floating box' houses the cinema to prevent sound and vibration transfer (photography Rupert Peace)

The Beach Club was remodelled to provide a gymnasium and bar (photography Rupert Peace)

The Jacuzzi was repositioned from the aft to forward sun deck (photography Rupert Peace)

Aquila at anchor in Falmouth (photography Andrew Wright)

Refit of Constance

Alongside the Aquila project, in 2016 we were completing the major refit of motor yacht Constance, modernising systems and equipment, bringing the entire yacht up to compliance with offshore cruising requirements and refreshing the interiors to suit her new Owners.

Pendennis completed an 18-month refit of the 46m motor yacht Constance in July 2016. The yacht was originally built by Feadship as Paminusch in 1986, and initially arrived in Falmouth as Jana, delivered by cargo ship in December 2014. She entered into the 90m Hall 1 at Pendennis in March 2015 following refit preparation works.

To read more about Pendennis' refit of Constance, click here.

Constance's launch (photography Andrew Wright)

Constance on sea trials (photography Andrew Wright)

Refurbishment by Pendennis’ interior design team (photography Andrew Wright)

All bridge and engine room equipment and systems were replaced (photography Andrew Wright)

Constance and Aquila photographed together (photography Andrew Wright)

Other notable refits in 2016 include that of Adela, Lady K, Steel, Velsheda and Velacarina.

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