Fifteen months doesn’t seem that long of a time when it’s captured in a three-minute time-lapse video. Pendennis takes you inside its build shed to see just how its recently delivered Vijonara took shape.
A Truly Classic 128 that’s truly her owners’ vision, the sailing superyacht blends the best design and engineering details of classic cruisers with modern performers. Note, for example, the bowsprit, added at the owners’ request. It stows the downwind sails while simultaneously tipping a cap to vessels of a bygone era.
The visual story of Vijonara starts as a bare hull at Pendennis. (Bloemsma in The Netherlands constructed it, then shipped it to Pendennis’ facilities in the UK.) For the following 15 months, as you’ll see, craftspeople finished her decks, her systems, and her luxury interior. That interior is decidedly family-oriented, with rich mahogany paneling. It envelops the saloon, a combination of a TV room and a library. It also envelops the three staterooms. Thankfully, the video affords the opportunity to see some of that lovely interior.
It also affords the opportunity to see Vijonara go through her paces on the water. Just as family-focused outside, she situates the helm immediately aft of the central cockpit. This was a specific request of the owners, for more social interaction. The owners have their own cockpit, too, accessible directly from the master suite.
Vijonara is making her global boat-show debut at this week’s Monaco Yacht Show. Make sure to peer through the oculus in the main relaxation area. You might just see a fish swim by—an experience the owners and their family should also delight in for years to come.