As seen in: Segeln / Jan 2006
Ten sequences of application were necessary to give the sailOvation´s hull and deck a high-gloss appearance so far only known from automotive engineering. A novel coating system originating from the aviation technology and a highly qualified specialist created this perfect finish.
Fantastic! This was our reaction upon seeing the freshly coated sailOvation. What a difference: The dull color of the primer had been replaced on both the hull and the deck by a fancy high-gloss light blue metallic color shade – our “Yacht of the Future” is hardly recognizable. Upon approaching and seeing our image reflected on the hull our enthusiasm grows even more: We had not thought that such perfectly smooth, flawless areas like those of a luxury limousine could possibly be obtained in shipbuilding. However, the efforts put into achieving this brilliant result were huge…
Contrary to other trendsetting innovations tested on the sailOvation for the first time, the choice of materials for surface application and painting as well as the choice of the company to carry out the works was easy: Company Peter Wrede Yachtlackierung, the best name in surface preparation, was chosen for the handicraft works while the new ALEXSEAL Yacht Coating paint system of company Mankiewicz was selected for the application. This distinguished company, which had up to now been unknown to us, a manufacturer of coatings in the areas of aviation and automotive engineering, contacted us immediately upon hearing about our project. The arguments for “ALEXSEAL” convinced us, especially as several of the criteria are forward-looking:
What this paint system has to offer:
- Wet-look finish like that of highly developed automotive paints, but:
- long-lasting resistance to salt water, with:
- improved resistance to UV radiation, effect:
- bleaching and brittling of the surface is prevented, plus:
- paint defects are easy to repair without a trace.