British based super yacht builder Pendennis Shipyard has received approval from the local Cornwall Council for its marine based development plans.
The plans focused on improvements to the shoreline at their facility within Falmouth docks and included the creation of two wet docks and a wet basin to hold back the tide alongside the north facing area of the yard.
These plans will run in conjunction with the shore based proposals that were approved earlier this year which include increasing the height of their existing dry dock by nine metres to allow for larger vessels, the construction of two new seaward facing halls that will be large enough to see yachts transported directly into them utilising the company’s existing 400 ton travel hoist
Finally a new support complex will be built to house a hospitality suite, crew quarters, six ground floor workshops and office space for shipyard staff.
This redevelopment approval provides the opportunity to dramatically increase Pendennis’ capacity as well as allowing the company to build and refit larger vessels
These initiatives are the first stage of a wider ‘Port of Falmouth Masterplan’, and have been welcomed as a vital boost for Falmouth, especially as they have the potential to create up to 60 new jobs at the yard.