Press Release Archive - Paint & Protection

Thu, 20 Apr 2023

Pinmar Yacht Supply opens boutique chandlery in Marina Port Vell Barcelona

Pinmar Yacht Supply announces the opening of a new boutique chandlery and office space inside Marina Port Vell, Barcelona More

Fri, 24 Mar 2023

Pinmar launches new strategy for the US superyacht market

Pinmar, the global leader in superyacht painting and coatings, has announced its new strategy to streamline operations in the USA, in response to an increasing number of yachts being bought and maintained in the US. Pinmar will consolidate its senior management and fixed workforce at Safe Harbor Savannah Yacht Center (SHSYC) in Georgia, which offers state-of-the-art facilities and will become a full-service hub for yachts over 55 metres. Drawing on its 40-year experience and s... More

Mon, 02 Jan 2023

Pinmar introduces electrostatic paint application to the US superyacht market

Pinmar, the leading superyacht refinishing company, has recently refinished two large superyachts in the USA using their highly successful electrostatic topcoat application method. This is a significant milestone as Pinmar is the first company to bring this technology into the US superyacht market. The company has been performing electrostatic topcoat applications for many years across Europe, bringing the many quality, environmental and working condition benefits to refit projects and th... More

Mon, 12 Dec 2022

Pinmar Yacht Supply announces new partnership with BMComposites for Gurit sales

Pinmar Yacht Supply (PYS), the international superyacht supply brand of GYG, are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with BM Composites for the sale of Gurit epoxy resin products across their outlets in Spain. More

Tue, 08 Nov 2022

Hempel received Water Revolution Foundation certificate at Monaco Yacht Show.

HEMPEL received the prestige Water Revolution Foundation Sustainability Certificate at Monaco Yacht Show for the antifouling Hempaguard X7 as a sustainable solution . Hempaguard X7 is not only the first antifouling to receive this certificate but was exhibited alongside 13 selected companies with sustainable solutions for Superyachts at the Monaco Yacht Show Sustainability Hub 2022 . Besides a proven track record on over 3000 vessels, corresponding CO2 saving of 27 million tones , Hempaguard ... More

Tue, 08 Nov 2022

Hempaguard X7 – Sustainable antifouling solution for Superyachts.

The ultimate requirement from Superyacht captains and management companies to achieve fouling free hull, less fuel consumption and minimal maintenance is now a reality. We all know that fouling increases surface roughness of the hull, which than consequently increases frictional resistance when superyacht moves through water, which brings us to higher fuel consumption and higher cost. Increased fuel consumption leads to increased emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Maintenance cos... More

Mon, 26 Sep 2022

Jotun launches MegaGloss Metallic topcoat

Jotun cements its position as a preferred Superyacht coatings partner with the launch of MegaGloss Metallic, a supreme high gloss metallic topcoat system More

Tue, 20 Apr 2021

International Marine Recruitment launches a new look

Global providers of maritime labour, International Marine Recruitment (IMR), have expanded and relaunched with a new look More

Thu, 18 Mar 2021

Why you should apply a ceramic coating to your yacht

Yachts naturally reside in places with warmer temperatures, and with hot weather comes additional UV exposure. Over time, salt water will seep into the gelcoat and once hit by UV rays, can heat up to boiling point. It’s this super-heated salt water that burns the gelcoat, causing an unsightly dulling yellowing effect that all yachts suffer from eventually, depending on the quality of the gelcoat. Being a porous substrate, gelcoat is also susceptible to staining near exhaust outlets as th... More

Tue, 02 Mar 2021

Savannah Yacht Center – First Choice on the US East Coast

Savannah Yacht Center has gained an international reputation as the refit, repair and maintenance shipyard of choice on the US east coast More

Thu, 07 Jan 2021

Protecting yourself from the new COVID variant

As news of the new COVID variant in the UK has spread, many have been left feeling confused and questioning what this means. We have been inundated with emails from customers asking whether or not our products are still effective against the new variant of COVID-19, so we thought we’d share our understanding. But in short, yes! Our products are still effective against this new variant . This is why… Some media outlets have referred to the new variant as a ‘new strain’ when in actual... More

Wed, 16 Dec 2020

Christmas greetings of a special kind

Homeless people are having a particularly hard time these days. Therefore, the team of WREDE Consulting gets involved with the charity campaign "THE GIFT OF GIVING" More

Tue, 15 Dec 2020

Sirius launch global supply of low-cost consumables and refinishing products

After successfully supplying consumables and refinishing products to the British Virgin Islands for over 2 years, Sirius Technologies looks to launch its newest arm, Sirius Supplies. This online venture is set to revolutionise the way the boat repair industry purchases products by offering unbeatable prices via its proven global distribution network. Customers of Sirius Supplies will be able to purchase all major brands including Indasa, Mipo and Roberlo with up to 30% off RRP. ... More

Fri, 11 Dec 2020

The Biological Hazards of Dirty HVAC Systems

As the world looks to reopen, it’s imperative we all take the necessary steps and precautions to ensure the safety of ourselves and those closest to us. 2020 has seen an increased level of downtime for yachts and subsequently, their HVAC systems. When stood down, filters and ducting become a prime breeding ground for bacteria and viruses posing major health hazards to those onboard. Traditionally, manufacturers will only inform customers to clean the filters in their air cond... More

Fri, 27 Nov 2020

Ensure your vessel stands out in Summer 2021

After a turbulent year that’s left many housebound and landlocked, the prospect of being able to enjoy the open water next season is becoming more appetising and most importantly, more real. The preparation for Summer 2021 is well underway. With lost time to make up for, it’s set to be one of the biggest events of the decade. With this in mind, it’s important that your vessel looks as good as possible. But yachts go through a lot during their lifetime, facing daily attacks from sunl... More

Tue, 24 Nov 2020

StereX launches Ocean Safe COVID Killing Cleaner

UK Company, Sirius Technologies, has launched a new antibacterial and antiviral product range designed to keep yachts and boats protected from the spread of SARS-CoV-2. The water-based, chlorine-free and non-toxic solutions work in synergy to provide 24/7 protection against contact-transmission bacteria and viruses across a range of hard and soft surfaces. Already used by some of the world’s biggest yacht chartering companies, the StereX disinfection system consists of two main products. St... More

Tue, 13 Oct 2020

The new look Pinmar Yacht Supply team are here for you

It has been a summer of change at Pinmar’s Yacht Supply division, centred around a realignment of its strategy with greater focus on servicing the evolving purchasing needs of superyachts. During these unprecedented times, there has been a shift from traditional retail and ad hoc purchasing to the adoption of more strategic buying practices supported by digital communications and transactions. Like most businesses, superyachts are streamlining their supply chain by selecting key su... More

Fri, 02 Oct 2020

GYG plc signs exclusive distribution agreement with scaffolding systems company

GYG plc is pleased to announce that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with ALTRAD plettac assco GmbH to distribute their specialised scaffolding equipment in the USA. This agreement greatly benefits GYG’s scaffolding brand, Technocraft, who pioneered the development of yacht scaffold and containment systems within the industry in Europe, with their plans for expansion into the US. The ALTRAD plettac assco GmbH range of products are of the highest European quality and c... More

Mon, 14 Sep 2020

Wrede Consulting takes part in Virtual London to Monaco

This year with its ongoing pandemic is taking a toll on almost everyone. Especially when it comes to activities or events, organizers had to get creative. And that is just what The Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) did in order to still raise awareness and funds for global nature conservation projects. Due to the current situation, they are now holding their event online, which makes it the “Virtual London to Monaco”. Like last year, Wrede Consulting didn’t hesitate to join the challenge. This ye... More

Tue, 16 Jun 2020

The Floating Laboratory - IMR Launches First Research Ship for Yacht Components

Innovations are extremely important for the further development of the yacht industry. But how do manufacturers know in advance which ideas will prove effective or which products will actually add value compared to conventional processes? With the AZ project, a 30-metre yacht hull, International Maritime Research GmbH Co. KG (IMR) is for the first time now offering a platform to test innovative products and processes under real world conditions. The AZ project, initiated by Kay-Jo... More

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