Classic Motor Yacht Malahne re-launches after 2 ½ year restoration at Pendennis


Malahne’s restoration has been carried out by Pendennis Shipyard, with classic yacht experts G. L. Watson & Co. providing the exterior design and the interior design for the crew accommodation. As William Collier, its Managing Director, comments, “The Malahne project is the most ambitious motor yacht restoration yet undertaken. The challenge of recreating many of the yacht’s features while achieving a faithful restoration of the hull shape has been very rewarding. Together we have brought an historically important yacht back to life. Malahne appears as she did in the 1930s, while having all of today’s conveniences.”
On-site project management was provided by G. L. Watson and Edmiston Yacht Management (EYM), who pooled their complementary design and technical expertise to work closely with Pendennis. Strong team work was required to restore the aesthetic and historical integrity of the yacht, while simultaneously installing the highest standards of modern comfort, technology and safety. As Malahne emerged from the build shed, Jacqui Lyne, EYM Director, summed up the excitement of all members of the project team: “It is like seeing a beautiful butterfly emerge into the sunlight!”
Mike Carr, Managing Director of Pendennis, is extremely proud of the standard of workmanship on-board: “Over the past two and half years the team here has worked incredibly hard to bring Malahne back to life. Seeing the final transformation from her 1980s form back to her original design, her launch marks a proud moment for everyone involved. Our tradespeople from all areas have applied quality, care, pride and passion to every aspect of the project. There have been unprecedented opportunities to showcase their restoration skills, whilst sympathetically integrating modern systems. Malahne now commands a special place in the Pendennis fleet.”