Pendennis completed an extensive 18-month refit of the 46.33m 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.
At that time Constance still retained many of her original 30-year old systems and engine-room equipment, and a surveyor’s report made the boat uninsurable. The remit for the refit was to ensure the structural integrity of the yacht complied to offshore cruising requirements, to modernise systems and equipment not only improve efficiency but also to comply to emission regulations, and to refresh the interiors to the style of the new Owners. This project was undertaken completely in-house by the specialist trades at Pendennis, with Yacht Management provided by Master Yachts.
During her time at Pendennis all bridge and engine room equipment and systems were replaced, whilst insulation was improved throughout and tanking systems refabricated as necessary. Refurbishment of the Owner and Guest areas was carried out by Pendennis’ interior design team, with existing woodwork removed, restored and meticulously reinstated by Pendennis’ Joinery team. Bringing the yacht up to current regulatory requirements including the latest MCA Large Yacht code “unrestricted Service” was of key concern, particularly as Constance was previously limited to short range use only. Special attention was paid to damage stability; this required the addition of further watertight compartment subdivisions to meet the most up to date regulations.
The crew area, galley, and laundry had a more extensive overhaul as the whole area was rebuilt and new galley and service equipment integrated, complemented by bespoke-made built-in furniture, resulting in a completely modernized crew area. Externally two new deck cranes were installed and new teak decking laid across all areas. A full topsides, bulwarks and superstructure repaint by the specialist paint team completed the refresh of the boat. In June 2016 Constance was relaunched for recommissioning and sea trial period before her departure from Falmouth.
Five years on from the extensive refit that first brought her into the Pendennis family, Constance returned to Falmouth for a second 9-month refit. The exterior received a full paint job including some localised corrective fairing, corrosion treatment and a full re-prime and gloss, plus various exterior repairs and modifications. A full blast back to steel, prime and anti-foul refreshed the underwater area, and elsewhere corroded areas of steel and aluminum were repaired or replaced. Other works included survey/service work on shafts, stabilisers and thruster and a service of main deck machinery (Cranes, Windlass, Passerelle), and various minor engineering maintenance and interior modifications. She was re-launched in July 2021.