The 95ft Dubois sloop, Margaret Ann, was initially built at Pendennis in 2004. Her stylish design provided the inspiration for the Pendennis 95’, with classic Dubois features such as the pilot house with raised seating area, and careful placement of running gear as to provide an uncluttered foredeck area.
Regularly chartered in the Mediterranean, Margaret Ann was well placed in October 2012 for a visit to the Pendennis Palma refit facility and the Owner was keen to bring the vessel back to her original builder. As the Captain, Simon Davison, explained “I had firsthand experience of Pendennis’ attention to detail and professionalism after being Captain onboard Catalyst of Fal during her two refits in Falmouth. I knew the team would be more than capable of executing the refit on Margaret Ann, and as her original builder it was great to be able to return her to the team that knew her so well. This refit has progressed very smoothly, and as such we have already booked to return Margaret Ann to Pendennis Palma in 2014 for the yacht’s 10 year survey.”
Her four-month programme of works included the installation of a new cutlass bearing and re-alignment of drive train; rejuvenation of the teak decking; paint works; new anchor chains and a generator rebuild. Margaret Ann’s refit was closely managed by Pendennis and the Captain, with a blend of trusted local subcontractors used alongside Pendennis’ in-house engineering experts. Pendennis Palma also has a strong relationship with local joinery company Trappmann Interiors, who carried out all joinery works aboard Margaret Ann, with Pendennis able to provide all the original build information to assist with the smooth running of the refit.
The yacht was re-launched end of January 2013 and will spend the rest of the summer charter season around the Mediterranean.