b'TRULY CLASSIC 128 VIJONARAREPRINT COURTESY OF THE BEST SUPERYATES & MARINASYesterdays style with todays comforts. Only if the relationship between the yacht owner and the different people involved is smooth and the understanding complete, can such a complex project as the Vijonara be carried out successfully.One thing is for sure, there were many people involved and Nigel Ingram, one of the founders of MCM, was the bonding agent. MCM is the renowned management company which the owners - a couple of experienced sailors - relied on for their new boat.They wanted their new yacht to be longer than their previous vessels - the longest was a 15-metre - and a combination of character, comfort and performance. The 128 Truly Classic series was the answer to their needs. Dutch designer, Andre Hoek, says This is the second hull of this sailing series, created for knowledgeable clients with extensive sailing experience. In fact, she has been optimised extensively for performance. A new addition is the bow sprit that houses the down-wind sails such as Asymmetric spinnaker and also pays homage to true vintage sailing yachts. Before taking the last decision, the owners chartered the Atalante, the first 128Truly Classic delivered in 2015. Once they had made up their mind, the project got started with the construction of the aluminium hull at Bloemsma, in the Netherlands. As for the rest of the process, it was carried out at Pendennis Shipyard, in England.There a new phase begun, probably the most complex one. Besides the bowsprit, the owners also requested to position the large steering wheel in front of the aft deckhouse, creating a social atmosphere close to theForward of the owners cabin is a large main salon withby the bespoke creative team and handmade by Herms centre cockpit, enabling the helmsman and guests toa TV and library, duly separated from the main diningcraftsmen in their French workshop. The entire team remain in close contact in complete safety and comfort.suite. An important consideration for the clients wasat Pendennis is extremely satisfied with the Vijonara, a The impressive steering wheel with two adjacent sideto incorporate a gym, which is positioned on the star-very special addition to the fleet of 30 other bespoke consoles is flanked by winches and hydraulics forboard side and can be transformed into a spare cabin, ifsuperyachts launched over the years by Pendennis performance sailing by a small crew. needed. Shipyard.The Owners played an intrinsic part in the design of theIt goes without saying that Pendennis has used all itsThe yacht was delivered to her happy owners in the yachts interior, and in partnership with Hoek, createdexpertise and professionalism, providing a truly luxuriousspring of 2018, coincidentally the 30th anniversary year a comfortable layout suitable for family cruising. Theinterior dcor, using Sapele for the wood work andof both MCM and Pendennis. Hull number three of the owners suite, designed for relaxation and privacy,Mahogany for the panelling and detailing, in addition to128 Truly Classic series is currently under construction includes his and hers bathrooms, a private seating areaItalian Walnut with a 6mm Maple margin seam for theat Bloemsma and will be finished in Turkey with Nigel and a study, and the unique addition of an oculus withflooring. To complement the high-quality interiors, theIngram from MCM acting as the owners representative. its own underwater lighting through which the Ownersowners decided to collaborate with Herms and entrustConstruction of hull #4 has also started and will be can view the underwater world by both day and night.their bespoke teams with interior fittings including thecompleted at Pendennis.Another outstanding feature is that it has direct access todesk area, several sofas, two club seats and a world map the private aft deck. made of leather. These exceptional pieces were designed'