Thursday, October 11, 2012

Superyacht Gloria Completes Refit

The Jongert steel schooner Gloria was hauled out in July during the Pendennis Cup to commence her three month refit period in Falmouth. She was one of the first vessels to visit Pendennis' Palma refit facility for minor works in 2011, Pendennis were delighted to welcome Gloria to their main facility in the UK.

In a relatively short three month refit period a lot of work was undertaken by the yard. Before she was hauled her masts were removed so that major work could start promptly on her rigging, with the assistance of Tim Haynes Ltd: her rig was completely stripped of fittings, NDT’d, painted and new standing rigging installed . A complete new teak deck was also fitted which included replacing some areas of teak cladding on the superstructure. All deck hardware was stripped and serviced with some replacements made, leaving Gloria as good as new from the deck up.

Apart from the exterior upgrades, some engineering work was carried out as part of an overhaul of the air conditioning and refrigeration systems, and fitting keel access hatches for the fuel tank. The final piece of work was a new coat of antifoul before the yacht was re-launched early this month. Gloria is currently based in Port Pendennis Marina for the final completion of minor work ahead of her journey down to the Mediterranean.

James Box, Captain of Gloria, explained the choice of Pendennis for the refit: 'The Owner of Gloria was keen to support British industry and as such booked the refit slot with Pendennis. The end result has shown that the quality of workmanship and level of professionalism have been second to none and proved the yard’s world-class standards in superyacht refit'.

  • Built By: Jongert BV 1985
  • Length: 38.4m (126ft)
  • Beam: 6.89m (22.6ft)
  • Yacht Type: Twin Masted Schooner
  • Guests: 8
  • Crew: 4

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