News: Multiple rigs from New Zealand arrive at Pendennis for SY Christopher and SY B105

October 1, 2010 by yachtlover
View large version of image: Multiple rigs from New Zealand arrive at Pendennis for SY Christopher and SY B105

Three enormous masts arrived at Pendennis Shipyard recently in preparation for instalment on Pendennis’ current new build projects: SY Christopher is due to be complete by January 2011 in time to race at the St Barths Regatta;yacht B105 is already in the water and due to be handed over to the client before Christmas.

The three carbon fibre rigs were shipped from Southern Spars in New Zealand, one of the leading producers of yacht rigging globally. With the largest measuring just under 55m in length, it was an impressive sight as the bulky cargo was unloaded onto the dockside at Pendennis.

Pendennis’ emphasis on quality of build necessitates materials and equipment being resourced globally on a regular basis as well as working closely with high quality UK suppliers. Ongoing trade relationships between New Zealand and Pendennis have proved a valuable asset to the company leading to exceptional superyacht build and refit results.

Sam Lewis, New Zealand Trade Commissioner – UK and Ireland, visited the yard to see the arrival of the rigs as well as tour Pendennis’ facilities and understand more about the invaluable business relationships between the two countries. “It is great to see these yachts coming out of this truly impressive facility with New Zealand content. I am also pleased to note that the Southern Spars rigs are only a part of the growing relationship between Pendennis and our marine industry – a collaboration we certainly encourage and support.

“We’re looking forward to strengthening our relationship with the UK marine industry as we prepare to welcome the world in 2011 for the Rugby World Cup. We’ll be inviting our British visitors to take part in a variety of marine sector showcase events taking place during the tournament,” commented Mr Lewis.

Further information:

Christopher Sailing Yacht:

At the end of 2008 Pendennis announced the partnership with Ron Holland Design and Palm Beach Yachts International to build a new 46m performance cruising ketch. Construction is well on the way with delivery in late 2010. Three staterooms and a study will provide the owners and their guests with accommodation for up to 12, with a further four cabins forward sleeping eight crew.

LOA 46m (150.9ft)

Draft 3.8m (12.5ft keel up) 9.4m (31ft keel down)

Beam 9.5m (31.2ft)

Naval Architects Ron Holland Design

Interior Design Ron Holland Design & Pendennis

Owner’s Representative Duane MacPhail, Palm Beach Yachts International

Barracuda sailing yacht B105:

The Barracuda 105 is a 32m aluminium motor-sailor. With naval architecture provided by Barracuda Yacht Design and interior design by Javier Munoz, the yacht is due for completion by December 2010.

LOA 32m (105.6ft)

Draft 3.6m (11.88ft keel up)

Beam 7.6m (25.3ft)

Naval Architects Barracuda Yacht Design

Interior Design Javier Munoz

Owner’s Representative Inigo Toledo, Barracuda Yacht Design


Pendennis has one of the world’s leading custom superyacht build and refit facilities. Building on hundreds of years of local maritime heritage, Pendennis has become one of Cornwall’s most important employers – with 350 highly skilled trades people based at their 6.5 acre prime water front location in Falmouth, UK. Recent infrastructure developments at the yard have seen their outer 75m dry dock completely enclosed and the addition of a 55m (L) x 17m (H) x 16m (W) covered tented space on hard standing in the centre of the yard. Both bring additional flexible undercover space for Pendennis to develop both new build and refit contracts. http://www.pendennis.com. The current projects at Pendennis are:

o New builds – Barracuda 105 Sloop & the Ron Holland 150’ SY Christopher

o Refits – SY Adela & SY Andromeda La Dea

o Completion – 44m catamaran SY Hemisphere

NZ 2011 Business Club

European business people visiting New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup can sign up to the 2011 Business Club to get connected with like-minded business people and events of interest – http://www.nz2011.govt.nz/business

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