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Yacht relaunched at Pendennis after three month refit

By AliceWright  |  Posted: October 09, 2012

  • SY Gloria out of the refit tent at Pendennis

  • SY Gloria out of the refit tent

  • SY Gloria

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The sailing yacht Gloria has been relaunched at Pendennis following a three month refit at the Falmouth shipyard. 

The Jongert steel schooner was hauled out in July during the Pendennis Cup to begin the refit. She was one of the first vessels to visit Pendennis' Palma refit facility for minor works in 2011, and a spokesman for the shipyard said they were delighted to welcome Gloria to its main facility in the UK. 

James Box, Captain of Gloria, said: "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."

Before the yacht was hauled her masts were removed so that major work could be carried out on the rigging. Other exterior and engineering work included fitting a new teak deck and an overhaul of the yacht's drive train, air conditioning and refrigeration plants service. 

The final task was a new application of antifoul before the yacht was re-launched 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.

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