When she arrived, she was a 225-footer (68.5-meter). Now that she is approaching sea trials and ultimately departure, Lady E is nearly 20 feet (6 meters) longer. This follows an almost-yearlong refit at Pendennis.
Lady E originally saw launch from Amels in 2006. She has enjoyed a healthy charter routine for several years, too. However, charter these days is much different than it was more than a decade ago. For instance, beach clubs did not exist back then. Now, they are all-important features—for owners as much as charter guests, too. Therefore, adding this relaxation space was a priority for the refit. Thanks to the extended length aft, Lady E boasts a 646-square-foot (60-square-meter) waterside lounge.
The extra length made a few more things possible as well. For example, guests who stay aboard Lady E may now notice more usable space both on the main deck and below decks. Overall, the megayacht gained 1,292 square feet (120 square meters) spread across the two levels. This doesn’t include extra seating and sunning areas outside on the main aft deck, yet a further benefit.
The improvements for the now-244-foot (74.5-meter) megayacht do not stop there. Up on the bridge deck, the owner and guests can enjoy a wellness area with workout equipment, among other features. Behind the scenes, wiring and AV-related needs received upgrades. Down below in the engine room, Pendennis installed three new gensets, further overhauling the engines and additional systems.
Bearing a shiny new paint job, Lady E departed Pendennis drydock over the weekend for its wet basin. She’ll conduct sea trials soon, then depart the shipyard later this month, ready for a new charter season.
In related news, the 18-month refit of Marala at Pendennis continues. The 89-year-old megayacht should relaunch early next year.