Cantiere delle Marche Enjoys Alexseal’s Quality
Italian shipyard Cantiere delle Marche has been building unique and custom large motoryachts for many years, and has now integrated the Alexseal coatings system into their operations. Initial applications of Alexseal products were performed in the shipyard by applicators under the technical support guidance of Alexseal’s Dirk Ehmke. With great success on the initial tests, the decision to apply Alexseal to immediate projects throughout the shipyard was an easy choice.
The first hull to be sprayed was a dark grey 86’ Darwin Class Explorer Yacht designed by Hydro Tec and Sergio Cutolo. Several more yachts recently launched at Cantiere delle Marche were also finished in Alexseal coatings, including M/Y YOLO – the 86’ yacht that is the first to launch from the new Nauta Air class. This line is distinguished by their aluminum construction and different approach to design and amenities that allow for the greatest interior volume while also achieving a unique style. Also destined to launch in Alexseal paint is a larger, 90’ motoryacht from the Nauta Air class. Darren Burr, CdM’s Yacht Painting Contractor and Coatings Applicator finds it a relief to be using polyurethane based paints again after using acrylic paints at the yard for several years. Burr explains his experiences with Alexseal, “I found the 501 Topcoat to be similar to competing polyurethane products, but in my opinion, much better because it can be applied thicker, and it is possible to sand or buff any imperfections, which makes a big difference over the competition.” Burr’s overall experiences with Alexseal coatings at the CdM yard have been very good, and he looks forward to the continued use of the Alexseal system.
Not just a builder of esteemed motoryachts, Cantiere delle Marche traces their roots from the construction and support of a wide range of different vessels including tankers, high-tech merchant ships and passenger vessels, along with the world’s most prestigious cruise ships. Alexseal is excited to have the opportunity to partner with such an amazing and well-focused ship builder for all of their fairing and coatings needs!