Akzo Nobel

The Marlinda – a 132-foot luxury superyacht that houses up to six guests – was given a complete re-coat in preparation for sale, using Awlgrip HDT as the clearcoat to produce stunning results. Built in 1989, you would hardly think the craft was approaching its 30th birthday thanks to the outstanding appearance of Awlgrip HDT.

“The change to a base coat color and HDT clear really adds depth to the color as well as brightness,” commented Kevin Kramer, the ship’s captain.

This vibrant color – ‘Stars & Stripes Blue’ – as well as the other colors in the eye-catching finish were created with Awlcraft SE, a revolutionary topcoat encompassing metallics, pearls and effect pigments.

“The most noticeable improvement has been the red boot strip along the side – what used to be a bland accent is now a glistening complement to the vibrant blue of the hull.”

The goal of the refresh was to restore the yacht’s finish while finding a solution to the premature fading of darker colors, with a coating that could be repaired if necessary. Awlcraft SE and Awlgrip HDT are ideal for achieving the perfect finish, combining outstanding color, long-term color retention, high gloss and outstanding DOI (Distinction of Image).