Pendennis re-launch Feadship superyacht Constance after 18-month refit

Written by Charl van Rooy

The 1986-built Feadship superyacht Constance arrived at Pendennis in December 2014 (named Jana at the time) where the yacht would undergo an intensive interior, structural and exterior refit period. The yacht was re-launched in June by Pendennis looking fresh with a new coat of exterior paint, ready to sail the seas once again. Work was carried out by the Pendennis team with Master Yachts having provided the yacht management.

The project commenced with a survey where the yacht was scrutinised from top to bottom. This period deemed the yacht uninsurable with many of the onboard systems and equipment dating back to her build period 30 years ago. The goal of the refit was decided to ensure the structural integrity of the vessel while providing Constance with up-to-date systems and guest and crew spaces.

Work began with the replacement of all engine room and bridge equipment with insulation also having been improved. The Pendennis interior team worked at revamping guest spaces according to the new owners’ tastes. Woodwork was removed, restored and re-installed by the joinery team to highlight the classic Feadship pedigree of the yacht.

Crew areas too were updated with the crew mess, galley and laundry areas completely overhauled and rebuilt with modern equipment installed.

Apart from the new exterior paint job, a new teak deck was laid on all decks with two new cranes installed upon the upper aft deck that serve the yacht’s two tenders.

"As our first motor yacht, when we took over the boat and understood the implications of the survey results, the refit initially seemed a very daunting project to undertake,”had the owners to say following the project.“However, the team at Pendennis has worked incredibly hard to restore Constance, and they have been supportive and professional throughout. We are delighted with the result and now we are very much looking forward to enjoying time onboard.”

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