Pendennis completes Malahne Restoration Project


She arrived in Plymouth over two years ago on board the semi-submersible heavy lift vessel Condock V in a deplorable state. Shipped in from Tarragona, Spain, the sad looking yacht had been purchased just months before for a reported £550,000.

Built in 1937 and serving as an armed escort during World War 2, the 50m classic motor yacht Malahne has now been re-launched after a meticulous 30 month restoration project which took place in the Falmouth facility operated by Pendennis

Designed by Charles E. Nicholson and built by Camper & Nicholsons in 1937, Malahne is one of a small number of pre-war motor yachts to have survived until the 21st Century.

Her original elegance has now been reinstated, whilst being modernised to be fully classed by Lloyd’s Register and compliant with the MCA Large Yacht Code (LY3).

Classic yacht specialists G. L. Watson & Co. provided the exterior design and the interior design for the crew accommodation. The Art Deco influenced interior design of the Owner and Guest areas was envisaged by interior designer Oliver Laws, whose claim to fame are the interiors of Claridges in London.

The stylistic sensibilities of the Owner and designers has resulted in a unique yacht, with the fine details throughout: lighting, anchors, the bridge telecom, hand-painted surfaces and intricately authentic styling have been restored in a manner fully sympathetic to her original era.

On completion of trials, Malahne will be one of the most detailed, distinctive and beautiful motor yachts to be launched in recent decades, suitably reflective of an incredibly glamorous era of yachting.

After sailing from Falmouth, she will return to the Mediterranean and will be managed by Edmiston Yacht Management.

Malahne will also be available for charter through Edmiston.