Latest news from Pendennis Shipyard
SY ADIX ARRIVING IN AUGUST FOR SIXTH REFIT
SY Adix, the 65m three-masted schooner, will return to Falmouth next month to complete her intermediate survey in an eight week pit stop at Pendennis. She has been in the southern hemisphere for the past few years and will come up to Cornwall for her short works period, focussing on a bottom blast and overhaul of her hull below waterline system, before heading over to the Caribbean for the 2023 regatta season.
PENDENNIS RANKED IN TOP 100 APPRENTICESHIP EMPLOYERS
The importance of mentorship and training is a belief that has been at the heart of the Pendennis Group throughout its 34-year history. Since the creation of our General Apprenticeship Scheme in 1998, and the addition of our Surface Finishing Apprenticeship in 2005, over 300 young people have trained to begin their superyacht careers at our home facility in Falmouth, UK. All of our apprentices train alongside our time served tradespeople on live projects - we see this as the best way to ensure that our traditional skills are preserved for future generations.
We were delighted to recently be named as one of the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers, an annual employer ranking developed by the Department of Education. The rankings celebrate England's outstanding apprenticeship employers and helps future apprentices, parents and careers advisers to identify apprenticeship opportunities at the country’s leading employers.
In addition to training apprentices, we are proud to support graduate schemes and currently employ nine graduates in project management, engineering, naval architect and marketing roles. We also have a commitment to promoting from within, supported by our Management Development Forum, a year- long course which helps employees develop the skills needed to move into management roles.
SY ATAO RACE SUCCESS FOLLOWING PENDENNIS REFIT
Housed in one of our construction halls for an extensive refit period over winter 2021/22, Atao was re-launched at the end of May. Works included a new deck, full exterior paint, varnish to her deck house and an AV/IT upgrade as well as a 15-year rig service. Following her refit at Pendennis, she went on to race in the Round the Island Race and was awarded the Helly Hansen Trophy as the First ISCRS boat to finish. She was also the winner of the oldest continuously run regatta since 1775, the Cumberland Cup, organised by the Royal Thames Yacht Club.
WORK BEGINS ON THIRD PHASE OF PENDENNIS VILANOVA SITE DEVELOPMENT
At the beginning of July work began on the third phase of development of the Pendennis Vilanova site.
Following Pendennis’ initial investment into Vilanova Grand Marina, Barcelona in 2018, construction of the Technical Service Centre adjacent to the marina included a new hardstanding area plus supporting piers for a 620t travel hoist, transferred from Pendennis’ Falmouth facility. In the following years further upgrades were made to the hardstanding area, increasing the site to 30,000sqkm.
The third and final phase includes converting existing unused buildings into a paint facility, including a state of the art spray booth with office and training space above. Scheduled for completion by the end of the year, the new facility will be an enhancement of our existing paint capabilities. The 14 x 7m spray booth is accompanied by 230m2 of preparation and painting work area, allowing for painting of small yacht sections, components and tenders without the need to erect tents or send items off-site.