Further refurbishment has made the boat more practical and more beautiful.
In 2005, a much-needed modification was completed on the crew mess entrance to allow access when at sea. The living quarters are now precisely how Shenandoah’s original owner wanted them to be when class, taste and the fineries of life ruled the waves. When unparalleled luxury meant something. The deck now offers three points of access to the interior and the accommodations now are probably more luxurious than they ever were.
“…lovingly lavished attention on every minor detail.”
But that has not been the end of the restoration. For several years the Italian owner has lovingly lavished attention on every minor detail, from the brass handles on the antique dressing table, to the art deco light fittings. Most importantly though, he funded a thorough refit of Shenandoah’s mechanics and rig in 2008/09 bringing her back up to the flawless standards that she deserves.
“Shenandoah will always be a treasure to myself, my family, the crew and key contractors who know her. Her upkeep and maintenance is not a chore or task but a responsibility to the past as well as the present. Shenandoah is a labour of love and it is my hope that her beauty may continue to grace the seas for many decades to come.”