Making the entire sailing superyacht suit their style, the owners of G2 have a top-to-bottom makeover underway at Pendennis. The nine-year-old yacht will be far sleeker outside and more modern inside come hand over this summer.
In fact, compare her new look above to her original lines below. G2 was originally the 128-foot (39-meter) Cinderella IV, built by Vitters in 2009. She’s a carbon fiber composite yacht. The original owner wanted a performance sloop to cruise to far-flung places. Styling-wise, note the more traditional deckhouse design, plus the classic cuddy cabin aft.
The current owners bought her last spring, taking her to Pendennis for her transformation in the fall. Interestingly, they asked Tripp Design, http://www.trippdesign.net/ the original naval architect and stylist, to alter her profile. First, note the elimination of the cuddy cabin. This is due to the owners planning more warm-climate cruising. The social spirit, however, of the cuddy remains, just as an alfresco space. Second, the pilothouse for G2 gains a slicker look and, surely, larger panes of glass.
Speaking of glass, G2 is gaining a skylight, too, in the pilothouse. The additional natural light should enhance Nauta Design’s http://www.nautayachts.com/ transformation of the interior. (Donald Starkey was the Cinderella IV interior designer.) Minimalism is the watchword decor-wise, complementing the restyled profile. While the original rooms featured warm woods and neutral tones, the overall aesthetic was classic, even timeless. This time, wood tones are lighter, while still being quite natural. More modern colors and textures will go throughout as well.
The owners’ party of eight will further benefit from a more open saloon. It’s in keeping with current trends toward open space plans. Plus, the owners get a more open-feeling master suite thanks to Pendennis relocating an aft bulkhead, a bit more aft.
Pendennis anticipates splashing G2 in June. Following delivery in July, we expect to show you more photos and describe more about the refit.