Thursday, October 25, 2012

m5 (ex Mirabella) Refit Progression

m5's intensive refit is well underway at the Pendennis facility in Falmouth, with her new developments starting to take shape. As we announced previously her visit will see the installation of a new 3m stern extension by Mirabella V’s original designers Ron Holland Design. The new composite stern has been manufactured by Green Marine and is now in place, with the post cure scheduled to begin shortly. As well as this a significant amount of new open deck area has been added aft of the communications arch on the top deck (known as the flybridge) which is also undergoing remodelling. Once completed, these new areas will add a significant amount of flexible social space to the exterior of m5. Perfect for those wine & dine parties.


The other structural changes also include the installation of a new side boarding platform, that extends out from the port hull to water level, allowing easy access for guests arriving by tender. The splash mould has left Pendennis and is currently with the door manufacturer for construction. The recess in the hull is scheduled be cut this month in preparation for the new door structure to be bonded in.

The hull and superstructure will be undergoing a full repaint over the next few months by the Pendennis in house paint team. Preparation work for this large scale operation has already started, with areas not undergoing structural modifications primed ready for the new paint system. We will bring you more updates throughout the project.

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