|Rendering Shows Proposed Changes|
According to a recent report compiled by Superyacht UK(SYUK), an association of the British Marine Federation, the UK super yacht industry remains strong, with revenues of over £440 million, a figure above pre-2010 levels.
The continual growth in business despite the current challenging economic climate is very evident in one British yard. The Pendennis Shipyard in Falmouth has seen the three busiest refit seasons in its 25 year history.
One yacht benefitting from the yards attention is m5 (ex. Mirabella V) currently in Falmouth receiving an extension to her stern. During the course of her major 15-month the 75 metre super yacht will be extended by 3m across three levels, in a refit overseen by Ron Holland Design who were the original naval architects when the yacht was built in the UK during 2004.
The planned extension will serve to dramatically increase the indoor and outdoor social areas onboard.
The installation of the new composite stern is complete. Further structural modifications include the addition of a new side boarding platform, extending out from the port hull to water level.
The interior layout and styling will also see a complete redesign by Redman Whiteley Dixon. The Owner’s cabin is already unrecognisable, having been enhanced to create a more open plan stateroom with luxurious ensuite and dressing room.
Currently the interiors have been completely stripped in preparation for new wiring and insulation throughout, and work on installing the new interiors commenced earlier this month.