British shipyard Pendennis has announced the successful delivery of the 39.4-metre sailing superyacht Vijonara. Part of the Truly Classic 128 series from the Dutch designers at Hoek Design Naval Architects, her hull was constructed at Bloemsma before heading to Pendennis’ facilities in Falmouth for completion.
Photo: Pendennis / Andrew Wright The classic sloop accommodates up to six guests on board in three spacious cabins, including a generous open plan owner’s suite which features a unique oculus with underwater lighting, allowing the owner to view the world under the sea any time day or night. A crew of up to five are also accommodated for.
“This is the second hull in our ‘Truly Classic 128’ series,” commented Andre Hoek of Hoek Design, “and this project, in particular, has been a fantastic experience from start to finish. The vessel was created for knowledgeable clients with extensive sailing experience. Based on a proven hull specification, the owners had a distinct vision for her customisation to suit their lifestyle, and she has been optimised extensively for performance. A new addition to the 128’ design is a bowsprit that houses the downwind sails such as an A-symmetric spinnaker or a Code sail, as well as paying homage to true vintage sailing yachts.”
Hoek further explained the design specifics of Vijonara, having worked closely with the owners to create their uniquely envisaged yacht: “The deck layout has been reconfigured in line with the owners’ requirements, with a helm station positioned in front of the aft deckhouse creating a social atmosphere close to the centre cockpit, enabling the helmsman and guests to remain in close contact. In doing so the aft cockpit has become the owner’s cockpit, not only creating privacy but also providing an extension of the aft owner’s cabin and deckhouse. The central steering wheel with two adjacent side consoles are flanked by winches and hydraulics for performance sailing by a small crew. The stainless-steel steering pedestal is a piece of art in its own right, with a classic nighthouse housing the compass encircled by a double spoked wheel with an oval-shaped rim.”
Vijonara will be on display at this year’s edition of the Monaco Yacht Show, where Pendennis will proudly celebrate 30 years in business.