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Sailing sloop G2 undergoing transformation at Pendennis

Fleet Design Refit
Written by
Georgia Tindale

Following her arrival in Falmouth, England back in autumn 2017, the Tripp designed performance sailing sloop G2 (ex. Cinderella IV) is currently undergoing a major refit at Pendennis Shipyard, with her owner representation being undertaken by Cornelsen & Partner's Benjamin Stitt. 

G2 exterior design Photo: Tripp Design How G2 is expected to look following the refit

Built by the Dutch yard Vitters in 2009 and measuring 39 metres, Cinderella IV was originally designed as a state-of-the-art carbon fibre, lifting-keel sailing yacht, with her vertical bow and windows giving her a foot in both the modern and classical worlds. However, her new owners looked to enhance her modern lines and give her a cleaner, sleeker and more dynamic look, and she has also been renamed G2, with the Falmouth-based shipyard currently a hive of activity with the refit works. 

Cinderella IV profile Photo: Pendennis Spot the difference: Cinderella IV prior to the refit 

Cinderella IV haulout Photo: Pendennis

Structural restyling by the original naval architect Tripp Design will see the exterior aft classic cuddy cabin, a feature catering to more intemperate climates, removed in order to create a large social space which is ideal for outdoor living in warmer locations. The pilothouse appears to float on the deck and provides dramatic sight lines along the length of the yacht. The aim is to create a beautiful, contemporary yacht with a silhouette that will be instantly recognizable and original, yet timeless, in her own right. 

G2 interior design Photo: Nauta Yachts G2 will also benefit from contemporary interiors designed by the Milan-based studio Nauta Design, which will be highlighted by the addition of a large glass skylight flooding her pilothouse with natural light. Nauta’s interior styling enhances her minimalistic interior, featuring natural woods and a relaxing geometry which blends seamlessly with the modernised exterior profile.G2 interior design Photo: Nauta Yachts In addition, to create a sense of modern and open plan living, Nauta’s new design has opened up the Main Salon with zones tailored to different social functions. The repositioning of a bulkhead further aft has also created a more spacious feel in the owner's cabin. G2 main saloonPhoto: Nauta Yachts The engineering team at Pendennis are also modernising and upgrading G2's technical, navigational, communications and sailing systems. Following her 9-month refit, G2 is due to be relaunched in June this year at which point she will undertake extensive sea and sail trials before departing for the Mediterranean in July. More details of the works on G2 are expected to be released upon her delivery this summer.

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