With the purchase of 39m Pendennis-build Tenaz, his first yacht, owner Andrew Colin made the daunting leap from chartering to ownership. He talks to TSO about his first impressions of the industry on board at the St Barths Bucket.
For Colin, who started his own business while he was at university, having time off is a luxury. As such, getaways that are social and active are important for him and his family. “We started chartering about 10 years ago and found them great holidays,” explains Colin. “There is something about being on the sea that means you can absolutely relax; sailing has a great distractive capacity. Being on a boat is a transcending experience where you are able to escape all the pressures and tensions of life.”
Following a 15-month re-engineering project at Vitters, the 67m carbon ketch Hetairos made an impressive debut performance at the 2015 Rolex Maxi Yacht Cup. Four years after the yacht was first featured, TSR was invited to sail on board in palma de Mallorca to experience the product of this overhaul and speak to the key personnel involved. Bryony McCabe reports.
Patrick Yeoward is managing the refit works aboard TENAZ during the winter of 2016/17
TENAZ is returning to Yates Adriano, Port Adriano, Palma de Mallorca, after the successful completion of the works there during the winter of 2014.
The following works will be undertaken in time for 2017 summer season.
The teak deck will be lifted, the substrate verified and a new deck laid to the original specification. The hydraulics system will be completely removed from the yacht – from pump to end user – and all components overhauled or replaced as necessary. The HVAC air handlers will be removed and replaced with new units to increase the efficiency of the climate control system. The interior will receive new fabrics, wood and varnish touch-ups and her marble surfaces polished to refresh the interior.
Class will be inspecting the vessel, along with Flag, in order to place her on the Commercial registry
MY Project Manager: Patrick Yeoward
Monaco Yacht Show 2016
McMaster Yachts has just returned from Monaco where they proudly exhibited LUDYNOSA.G.
Many thanks to all our visitors to the yacht and of course the Captain and Crew
ATHOS continues her voyage
ATHOS continues her voyage in the South Pacific, heading towards South East Asia. She is available for charter from December 2016
GANESHA – 2nd Place SYC Palma
The twentieth Palma Super Yacht Cup was a wonderful event with three of our yachts competing. Arguably the McMaster fleet would have welcomed 5 knots more breeze but it was a highly enjoyable few days.
Special mention to GANESHA who came second in her class having been impeccably sailed throughout the regatta. Great to see SALPERTON back on the race course with a crack crew as usual. The light conditions did not suit TENAZ with her conservative (by modern standards) sail plan but she always seems to have a huge amount of fun.
Thanks to the owners for taking part and to the event organisers for laying on such a great regatta.
(Photo credit: Claire Matches)
ATHOS repaint at the Orams yard in New Zealand
3rd June 2016
ATHOS the 62 metre schooner has recently undergone a repaint at the Orams yard in New Zealand. The observant amongst you will notice her recent change in colour! Now looking spectacular in her sparkling white livery she remains down in the Southern Hemisphere turning heads wherever she goes.
Palma Superyacht Show 28th April – 2nd May 2016.
McMaster Yachts invites you to join us at the 2016 Palma Superyacht Show . We will be proudly exhibiting CINDERELLA IV for charter ( berth M68), LUDYNOSA.G , for sale and charter ( berth M26) and MOONBIRD for sale (berth M27).
Look forward to seeing you there!
“Class” win for another McMaster Yachts’ managed sailing yacht
7th February 2016
TENAZ, the Pendennis-built 40 metre sloop, convincingly won her class at the Super Yacht Challenge in Antigua last week. Our congratulations to her Owner and crew. The first win of TENAZ under her new ownership and seems certain to be the first of many.
TENAZ is heading to St Barths for the Bucket (17th to the 20th March), where she will be joining an impressive line-up of McMaster managed yachts. Watch this space……
(Photo credit: Claire Matches)
SOLD: S/Y RED DRAGON
30th November 2015
RED DRAGON has sold in a direct deal with owner. We wish her new owner many years of happiness with this very special yacht. Mixed emotions as we have managed the two RED DRAGONS for the past twelve years. Sadly she is leaving our management as the buyer has a long term relationship with another management company.