Following the success of MY Illusion’s refit including a 5m stern extension in 2010, the 46.5m Feadship Audacia has just arrived at Pendennis for similar structural enhancement. The two metre extension and remodeling of the swim platform with 2 curving stairways and one stern access door will supply substantially more space providing a more accessible and useable recreational area on board.
Restyling of Audacia’s stern lines, removal of the forward fashion plates and the addition of underwater lighting will also give the vessel a more contemporary finish. Pendennis developed the new structural designs in close collaboration with Joanne de Guardiola Design, Inc. who provided the overall concepts and design styling.
Alongside the structural enhancements Pendennis will improve Audacia’s performance through the replacement of the existing stabilizers with ’Quantum’ zero speed stabilizers. Work has commenced swiftly with a 3 month programme scheduled – the yacht is due for re-delivery in the middle of April 2011.
Mike Carr, joint MD at Pendennis, commented “The challenge with such a tight project schedule has been establishing the precise outline of the project in advance of the vessel’s arrival at the yard. Due to excellent relationships with the client we have been able to work with them since the Monaco Yacht Show to develop detailed design concepts and fully agree the full scope of work during November. As Audacia was not able to make the voyage to the UK at that point due to charter commitments in both the Mediterranean and Caribbean, Pendennis pre-ordered the stabilizer package and commenced assembly of the stern module in preparation for her arrival at the end of January 2011.”
Once completed this distinctive yacht is sure to make an impact upon her arrival at the Cannes Film Festival in May.