The re-painting and varnishing has been a major part of the restoration so far and something me and my team have worked long and hard to achieve.
Before the boat even entered the shed I began researching the best methods and materials, visiting London boat show I spoke with various paint brands. Whilst all companies promote themselves as the best quality, International stood out as the most professional with a very comprehensive range.
After discussing the level of finish I was looking for they produced a complete paint scheme for the boat, detailing products, coverage, preparations, drying times and application conditions. I was to need approximately 100 litters of paint and even more patients.
With perfection my goal and working with the body shop at Petersen Engineering, I invested in the same paint gun and preparation equipment we use to restore Bentleys.
Details of each area below.
Cabin Topsides - 16m²
The wheel house and aft cabin roofs have been prepared and finished solely with two-part polyurethene products for maximum durability and colour-retention. Using Mauritius blue Perfection Professional to match the hull stripes and adding silica sand in areas for better practicality.