British shipyard Pendennis has recently completed an extensive 18-month refit of the 46.33m motor yacht Constance. Originally built by Feadship as Paminusch in 1986, she arrived initially in Falmouth as Jana, delivered by cargo ship in December 2014.
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.
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.
Externally two new deck cranes were installed and new teak decking laid across all areas. A full topsides, bulwarks and superstructure repaint completed the refresh of the vessel.
In June 2016 Constance was relaunched for recommissioning and sea trial period before her departure from Falmouth, UK.
- Photo © by: Andrew WRIGHT