Pendennis announces the completion of first-phase yard development

Falmouth-based shipyard Pendennis has announced the completion of their first-phase of extensive yard development. Beginning in February 2013, the development work has seen the previous one main construction hall replaced with two 90m halls alongside a further 45m hall, providing a more flexible space for refit and new build projects at the 6.5 acre site. The final building phase will be completed this month with the addition of a four-storey workshop/office/hospitality complex.

The second part of the two-phase development plan is already underway, with the creation of an adjustable depth wet-basin. This will be created directly in front of the yard, with the longest arm of the basin planned to be 100m thereby enabling several visiting yachts, or larger 60m+ projects, to be based directly alongside before and after their refit or build periods at Pendennis.

This next phase is due to be completed in Spring 2015, finalising the transformation of Pendennis into one of the most impressive yacht facilities in the world.

In order to cater to refitting larger yachts, the shipyard has taken recently delivery of a 600 tonne travel hoist. The impressive machine has been used to haul S/Y Mariette out of the water, which is at the yard for minor engineering works and antifoul in preparation for defending her Pendennis Cup title at the end of May.

Announced last month, Pendennis will welcome the Red Arrows to provide a spectacular finish to the Pendennis Cup race on Saturday 31st May. The event has been created as a thank you from Pendennis to staff, local companies and town management who have supported and promoted the event over the years.

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