British shipyard Pendennis starts the major refit of M/Y MARALA from 1931

Initially built by Camper & Nicholsons in 1931, the 59m MARALA receives an 18-month major restoration and technology upgrades. The yacht was in naval service during World War II and got several exterior modifications. The refit contains to remove these to keep her back close to the original look when she was launched. Although MARALA is an ancient yacht, she was 50 years under the same ownership before she appeared on the market in 2016.

Design studio Muza Lab from London creates a new interior in the style of the 1930s.

Marala Yacht Classic Motor Yacht

Photo by Jake Sugden

The captain of the yacht comments:

“Marala’s new Owner recognised the rare opportunity to own a Camper & Nicholsons classic motor yacht but understood that her essential engineering requirements would impact her interior. With a determination to remain sympathetic to her heritage and original design, the decision was made to bring the yacht to Pendennis to complete a restoration and preserve her spirit for many years to come.”