The three new construction halls and the dry docks at Pendennis have been busy welcoming arrivals for winter refit projects. The 65m classic schooner Adix was hauled out at the beginning of August to begin a comprehensive eight month refit programme and is now located in the second of Pendennis’ two new 90m construction halls, custom designed for world-class painting and refit projects.
Adix is undergoing engineering works which include new generators and main engine, as well as a redesign of the yacht’s deck house, which will be moved further forward combined with a seating area to provide better interaction with the owner’s accommodation.
She has competed twice in the Pendennis Cup and this will be the fourth time that this classic three-masted schooner has undergone works in Falmouth, with the relationship dating back to 1991 at which time Adix underwent a transom modification and full interior strip out.
The modern J-Class yacht Lionheart has been hauled out using the yard’s new 640 tonne hoist in preparation for her five-year survey work programme. Following her refit she will be competing in the J-Class Regatta taking place from the 23rd-27th June 2015 in Falmouth. This will be the second J-Class Regatta to take place in Falmouth Bay in the past three years.
The outer dry dock is occupied by 75.2m motoryacht Northern Star, which is the largest motoryacht yet to undergo a refit at Pendennis. She is joined in Pendennis’ 150m dry dock by a 56m motoryacht which is in position in the inner dock.
These three vessels will be undergoing class surveys and paint works with their refits due to be finished next spring.