The three new construction halls and the dry docks at Pendennis shipyard have been busy welcoming arrivals for winter refit projects. The 65m schooner Adix was hauled out at the beginning of August to begin a comprehensive 8-month refit programme and is now located in the second of two new 90m construction halls. Adix is undergoing engineering works which include new generators and main engine, as well as a redesign of the yacht’s deck house.

Adix 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.

65m Adix undergoing work in one of the new 90m construction halls

The Pendennis dry dock will be occupied by 75.2m motoryacht Northern Star, which will be based in the outer dock. Built in 2009, Northern Star is the largest motor yacht yet to undergo a refit at Pendennis. She will be joined by a 56m motoryacht positioned in the inner dock.

The modern J-Class yacht Lionheart also arrived earlier this month for her five-year survey work programme following which she will be competing in the J-Class Regatta taking place from 23 to 27 June 2015 in Falmouth.

These three vessels will be undergoing class surveys and paint works with their refits due to be finished next spring in conjunction with the completion of ‘Phase 2’ of Pendennis' major development project, the creation of a non-tidal wet basin ideally positioned for their post-refit commissioning period.

During the recent Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, sales and marketing director Toby Allies commented exclusively to, “the yard is busy and using its new facilities to its full abilities”. The yard is looking forward to another busy refit season, which will “benefit from the increased efficiency of the yard”.

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