Guests arrived in the afternoon for a tour of Pendennis Shipyards current development, which has seen substantial expansion of the Falmouth facility, including the creation of two 90m and one 45m marine-facing construction halls with additional office, workshop and crew facilities. Many thanks to the team at Pendennis for hosting this event; it was extremely interesting to see how the yard has developed.
We moved to the National Maritime Museum for the AGM and presentation from Tom Chant, outlining the past years successes and plans for the next year.
Mike Carr, joint MD at Pendennis, succeeded Albert Levy as Chairman of Superyacht UK. Albert gave a rousing speech, encouraging members to use the services of Superyacht UK. Peter Brown, from Burgess, steps up as Vice Chairman. The well attended reception at the Maritime Museum was kindly sponsored by Keystone Law.
Later in the evening we gathered at a local restaurant for a very welcome meal. There was plenty of food, drink and networking with old and new acquaintances, kindly sponsored by BMT Nigel Gee.
On Friday, guests who had stayed in Falmouth visited Cockwells and Rustler Yachts and also had the opportunity to test one of Cockwells beautiful tenders on the water. The transport to and from the yards was kindly provided by Trimline Superyacht Interiors.
The Executive committee now comprises of the members below:
Mike Carr – Pendennis (Chairman)
Peter Brown – Burgess (Vice Chairman)
James Roy – BMT Nigel Gee
Pawel Wysocki – Hill Dickinson LLP
Albert Levy – Ince and Co
Terry Smallwood – Kelvin Hughes
Matthew Scales – Magnus Marine
Richard Lambert – Princess Yachts
Richard Shead – Superyacht World/IPC
Nigel Spooner – Trimline Superyacht Interiors
Dieter Jaenicke – Viking Recruitment