All yachts require an annual haul-out for antifouling, zinc replacement (and repainting, where necessary), inspection for hull, keel and rudder damage and arrangement for any necessary repairs, treatment of any scratches or gelcoat damage as per manufacturer’s instructions, checking of the condition of the teak and renew as necessary, inspection of the hull for evidence of corrosion such as leaks, blistered or peeling paintwork, deposits around stainless steel fixtures or whitish powder on an aluminium hull, check of the engine belts for wear and tension & replacement as necessary, check of the fuel tank for rust and/or contamination. We ensure the hoses are not cracked and provide enough slack to account for vibration. We thoroughly inspect the tank, hose and fittings for evidence of leaks.
Our maintenance check list is a very valuable tool. First of all, it gives us a complete technical x-ray of the yacht. We are able to give you a full report distinguishing regular, predictive or exceptional maintenance issues. Secondly, it will also allow you to forecast the maintenance plan within the life cycle of the yacht.
Engine Service is one of the main issues regarding the use of a motor yacht. Our project managers can organize the regular maintenance and service following the manufacturer’s schedule and according to the serial number of the engines. We work throughout the year with all naval engine manufacturers or with their representatives and technicians. We provide them with the logistic support and the perfect environment for them to perform their best work on your superyacht.
When it comes to painting your yacht, antifouling is perhaps one of the most dreaded taskes. The choice of antifouling paint as well as its application is important. Antifoulings have to do a tough job in many locations, so it makes sense to ensure they're applied in the best possible conditions. Good preparation and priming is essential to ensure that the antifouling adheres to the surface. In addition, that surface should ideally be as smooth as possible. The faster the boat the more important this aspect becomes. On any seriously maintained boat that means ensuring the hull is properly faired and abrading previous coats to prevent a build up of layers of paint.