After a four-month refit at the shipyard. Pendennis Plus Dona Amélia - one of the world's great classic yachts has emerged from the yard after a four-month refit. The steel beauty, 71 metres long, is the largest boat
This is not the main attraction.» She was built in Germany in 1928 (!), celebrated her
Diesel engines on a private yacht were the ultimate engineering feat in 1928. Since then she has had a rich and varied history, with only her engines, lovingly cared for and rebuilt, running like clockwork for the last 80 years. The only exception is that her engines, lovingly maintained and overhauled, last 80 years in perfect working order. Over her lifetime she has served in the US Navy in the merry-go-round of
However, demob was inevitable. In 1946, the yacht once again set sail on a peaceful course and never left it. Her owners and home ports (UK, Egypt, Japan, Caribbean Islands...) succeeded each other, but the first major refit followed only in 1999, but what a year! By the way, it was a great first big refit that took place only in 1999. The yacht was completely taken apart, the hull was sandblasted, 120 tons (!) of steel construction elements and the whole interior were replaced. From the grave heritage of 1929 only diesel engines remained, it seems, they are not afraid of anything.
And now, after preventive maintenance at «Pendennis», Dona Améliamajestically emerged from the dock and in all her classic glory is heading for the Caribbean Islands, where she will continue to delight visitors and onlookers for, we hope, a very long time to come.