Derk Bonsink is a top Yacht Painter in Holland. In his early years he was born a sailor and is still on the water today. He has such a passion and knowledge for boats that he knew he wanted to do more with it. It was only a matter of time until he began to build his own boats. Then The Yard “Serious Yachts” was born in Zwartsluis. Working closely with clients, they are able to build high quality, custom-built boats that are definitely worthy of the name “Serious Yacht”.
Just like many other high quality yachts, corrosion is always a concern. Corrosion is caused by unwanted moisture throughout a vessel interacting with different metal substrates. Here, the moisture can come from many sources but condensation is almost always one of them. In order to take preventive measures against this, Serious Yachts chose to use Mascoat Marine-STM because of its unique thermal insulation properties and ability to block condensation. Applied at 60-80 mils (1.5-2 mm) the coating also provides protection against solar loading, prevents corrosion, and keeps the internal comfort to an acceptable level.
In addition, they are also using Mascoat Sound Control-dB which is designed to reduce any structural and vibration noise. Applied at 80-100 mills (2-2.5 mm), it drastically reduced the vibration and the amount of noise inside the vessel. Because of this, they went to start the engine and didn’t even realize that it was already started. They were extremely satisfied with the results that they decided to use Mascoat on all of their builds. Currently, they are working on a new unique concept- the Gently 45 Low Bridge.
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