German Frers designed 42m ketch Rebecca is to return to her builders at Pendennis to commence her winter refit.

Launched by Pendennis in 1999, Rebecca has been refitted at Pendennis before, but this is her most ‘significant’ refit at the Falmouth facility.

She had her masts de-stepped on arrival and will now be hauled-out into one of Pendennis’ new 90m construction halls, making her the first yacht to enter the new facilities.

Rebecca will be in the yard until April 2014 for her fifteen year ABS survey alongside substantial engineering and technical works. These will include an upgrade to the hydraulics, electric, alarms and monitoring systems; the installation of new generators; a full overhaul of her original main engine; and the addition of a sewage treatment plant on-board.

Rebecca as she is before her eight month refit

An interesting aspect of her interior modification is the change to the library area to allow more books to be added. She will also undergo a general upgrade and overhaul of other interior spaces. For her exterior, she will have a new teak deck. This will be challenging, say the yard, because the original deck was constructed from specially scarfed 60–80ft lengths of teak rather than shorter lengths. The list will be completed with an overhaul of all her deck hardware complemented by a full repaint.

The owner’s representative, Jon Barrett, said it was, “Great to be back at Pendennis amongst so many familiar faces."

"Fourteen years may have passed since we built Rebecca but the commitment to her by the Pendennis team is being felt by all involved.  We are looking forward to a very successful winter refit!”

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