The International Paint product line from AkzoNobel Yacht Coatings has been chosen to protect the new Garcia Exploration 45 sailing yacht from Garcia Yachting. The Garcia Exploration 45 is designed to sail and live aboard around the world, and will be part of Blue Planet Odyssey 2014-17, a global sailing event, so it is important that this beautiful yacht is protected against the elements across all continents.
Benoit Lebizay, Managing Director, Garcia Yachting comments: “The International product line was a natural choice for Jimmy Cornell’s Garcia Exploration 45 because of its long-standing performance and quality. The Exploration 45 is a boat designed for the extremes – high latitudes and tropical waters. With this in mind we always look for solutions that are durable, and partners that are reliable. The solution was AkzoNobel.
“AkzoNobel’s values also align with the core message of the Blue Planet Odyssey. Jimmy is sailing his Exploration 45 in the Blue Planet Odyssey, a global event aimed at raising awareness of the effects of climate change. With a commitment to reducing environmental impact and remaining sustainable, AkzoNobel’s International line is the perfect complement to the Exploration 45.”
The superstructure is primed with Interprime 880 and finished in Perfection – Oyster White to provide a great base for a long-lasting gloss finish. A popular trend in France, the topside is left as bare aluminium. The Garcia Exploration 45 is antifouled with Trilux 33 in Green, which gives protection against fouling for up to 18 months for all substrates.
Garcia Yachting is part of the Grand Large Yachting group of companies, which includes Outremer Yachting, Alumarine Shipyard as well as Allures Yachting. Odile Bernhart, Sales Manager, AkzoNobel Yacht Coatings in France comments: “We have been working with Allures Yachting since the company was founded 10 years ago and are delighted to have specified the protective coatings for this latest yacht launch from sister company Garcia Yachting, meeting the requirements of both the yard and the yacht owner.”