Pendennis welcomed one superb superyacht, Mirabella V, in for a refit while it was getting ready to say goodbye to another, Heavenly Daze.
When Pendennis announced in March that its Pendennis Plus division was to refit Mirabella V, being renamed M5, our website lit up like a Christmas tree. The hits haven’t stopped, either, as Mirabella V is hands-down the most popular sailing yacht we’ve ever featured.
The megayacht sold last year, and the new owner decided to make some major modifications, including a nearly 10-foot (three-meter) transom extension, the addition of a side-boarding platform, and some new systems. The 290-foot-high (88.5-meter-high) mast and rig are further being refurbished. The gallery above show the de-masting process recently undertaken at Pendennis Plus.
As for Heavenly Daze, her owner mostly wanted an interior spruce-up, to make her more modern yet honor her 40-years-young heritage. Wetzels Brown was tapped to redesign the 105’9” (32.22-meter) Feadship’s saloon and dining area, VIP suites, and guest staterooms. However, some physical repairs outside were also needed. These included replacing the steel support for the aft caprail, repairing some tanks and parts of the hull, and recaulking and repairing the teak decks. Other improvements: new wheelhouse electronics, a new exhaust system for the engines, and an overhaul of the steering and stabilizers. The steel hull and steel and wood superstructure received new paint, too.
Heavenly Daze is back on the charter circuit for the summer, in the Med.