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UK Based shipyard Pendennis has completed a major refit of the 42m Feadship, Masquerade of Solewhich following her renaming has sailed from the Falmouth yard as A2
Originally built in 1983 the requirement was to completely transform an aging vessel into one featuring a more modern design and technology.
The yacht arrived at the shipyard in the spring of 2011. The vessel’s interior accommodation and systems were removed completely leaving just the base steel hull and aluminium superstructure.
The owner appointed New York based Peter Marino Architect to design the contemporary and luxurious Owner and Guest areas.
Naval Architects BMT Nigel Gee worked alongside the technical team at the shipyard to extend the yacht by 5 metres
The superstructure modified to incorporate a full beam master cabin. This exterior transformation was complemented by a full paint job with A2 leaving the yard almost completely unrecognisable.
As well as the five metre hull extension and major superstructure modifications, the refit included:
- Re-engineering of all systems
- New deck equipment
- Rebuild of the engine room
- Installation of updated bridge technology
- Replacement of all AV equipment
- Complete external repaint
The majority of the interior layout has been re-configured, manufactured and installed by the shipyard workers who cooperated closely with interior build experts.
Not only was the appearance of the yacht enhanced but her performance was significantly upgraded. She now comfortably attains 14 knots cruising with a significantly increased cruising range.