Designed by Richard Hein / The A Group and built by Kees Cornelissen in Holland, VA BENE’s current owner purchased the yacht in 2005 and carried out a major refit in 2007/ 2008 at Pendennis Shipyard in Cornwall. The interior redesign by H2 has given the yacht a modern, stylish interior resulting in her being a finalist for the ‘Best Refitted Yacht’ award at the World Superyacht Awards 2009.
A regular programme of yard periods throughout the current ownership demonstrates the continued investment and high standards this yacht is maintained to. The most recent yard period carried out again by Pendennis at STP, Palma over the last winter included a complete repaint from stem to stern, Lloyds class intermediate survey, main engine servicing and replacement of carpets throughout amongst many other enhancements. A complete works list is available on request.
VA BENE is MCA LY2 compliant and has built an enviable reputation on the global charter market.