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Classic sailing yacht Mariette of 1915 begins Pendennis refit

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Written by
Georgia Tindale

The 42.06-metre sailing yacht Mariette of 1915 has begun her fourth refit at the English shipyard Pendennis. As her name suggests, Mariette of 1915 is over 100 years old and is one of the world’s most historic sailing yachts.

Mariette of 1915 refit

With three previous refits at Pendennis in the past seven years, her latest refit is the most extensive overhaul in recent years. Previously, the yard fitted folding propellers and prepared her for racing in the 2012 and 2014 Pendennis Cups. 

Her previous refit projects include a rebuild by Beconcini in La Spezia in 1982 and a refit at Trehard in 2000 where her sails were replaced. Mariette of 1915 was originally built by the US-based Herreshoff in 1915. 

On board, she accommodates up to eight guests and eight crewmembers. Powered by twin 150hp Caterpillar 3208 diesel engines, she has a top speed of 11 knots and a cruising speed of 10 knots.

Mariette of 1915 arrived at the Falmouth yard on 1st September with her relaunch scheduled for spring 2018. The 42.06-metre sailing yacht will undergo metal repairs to her hull and superstructure, with a new deck, new engine room layout and a hull paint included in the refit work.