Leading Spanish shipyard Varadero Port Denia recently revealed what is actually involved in a superyacht refit after completing work on the 44m M/Y Samurai One. The extensive refit, shown in the video below, included everything from major metal work right through to a complete high gloss paint finish.
The superyacht painting project begins with the careful construction of an enclosed scaffolding structure which protects the yacht from the weather and guarantees the correct humidity, temperature and ventilation according to the strictest of manufacturer guidelines and processes.
Port Denia uses Awlgrip for all their projects, overseen by the Awlgrip quality control inspector who is present at the start of the project, after the 545 coat and then to complete the "final gloss average survey”, usually achieving a 92-96% gloss.
Jose Chacopino, captain of Samurai Once commented “As Captain of Samurai One, before confronting a major refit I analysed the capacities of different shipyards in Spain and France. I finally decided on Port Denia for their professionalism and excellent quality to price ratio. The final result has been a complete success. I recommend these facilities to all captains who are contemplating a refit."
For more information please visit Port Denia