Classic Yacht MALAHNE Restored & Relaunched photo 1

Classic Yacht MALAHNE Restored & Relaunched

On 14th March the 50m/165ft classic motor yacht MALAHNE was relaunched at the Pendennis Shipyard, with her original Art Deco elegance reinstated during an ambitious 30 month restoration project spearheaded by Edmiston.

Built by Camper and Nicholsons in 1937, the key moments in the glamorous history of MALAHNE include service both at Dunkirk in 1940, and as Sam Spiegel’s floating production office during the filming of Lawrence of Arabia.

Following his key role in the rebirth of the classic yachts Nahlin and Bluebird, Nicholas Edmiston was uniquely placed to rescue and restore MALAHNE. In his own words, he was “fortunate to interest an Owner who understood and embraced this vision, and who entrusted Edmiston to pull together a team that could bring MALAHNE back to life.”

As the lead Owner’s Representative, Nicholas brought together a “Best of British” shipyard and project team to transform this vison into reality, fulfilling the Owner’s brief to “make MALAHNE look as if she had been in continuous ownership since she was built.”

The restoration was carried out by Pendennis Shipyard, with on-site project management by Edmiston Yacht Management and G.L Watson, who pooled their complementary design and technical expertise to restore the aesthetic and historical integrity of the yacht. Simultaneously, the highest standards of modern comfort, technology and safety have been assured, and MALAHNE is compliant with the MCA Large Yacht Code (LY3) and fully classed by Lloyds Register.

As classic yacht expert, William Collier,  Director of G. L. Watson, was also responsible for exterior design, achieving a faithful restoration of the original elegant hull shape. Guy Oliver of Oliver Laws recreated the authentic charm of the 1937 Art Deco interior, which features bespoke furniture and antique silver.

On completion of trials, MALAHNE will be one of the most detailed, distinctive and beautiful motor yachts to be launched in recent decades, suitably reflective of an incredibly glamorous era of yachting. After sailing from Falmouth, she will return to the Mediterranean, where she will be enjoyed by her Owner. Yacht operations will be managed by Edmiston Yacht Management, and MALAHNE will be available for charter through Edmiston.

...Nicholas Edmiston was ideally placed to spearhead the challenge of MALAHNE’s revival...

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