ICOMIA publishes Guideline on Super Yacht Gloss Coatings


ICOMIA published today its Technical Guideline on Minimum Acceptable Finish and Appearance for Super Yacht Gloss Coatings following industry expert consultation.

The guideline was developed at the urging of industry expertswho attended the 2009 and 2010 International Superyacht Coatings Conferences.

Its intention is to support yards and applicators within the superyacht sector in defining their own quality by establishing a baseline standard. That is, the contract specification and the finish achieved should be at best an improvement on this baseline and certainly no worse.

ICOMIA is also making available a supporting spread sheet which portrays in radar chart presentation the Guideline, the contract specification and the result achieved so that owners and their representatives have a simple graphic of the contract delivery. Remedies for what is delivered falling below either the contract or the guideline may be expressed in the coatings contract.

ICOMIA Secretary General Tony Rice stated:

“I am pleased that we have been able to deliver a product that has been requested by the industry and I am grateful to those who have contributed to its development. I appreciate that there will remain an element of subjectivity by the owner, but I hope this will assist yards and applicators in demonstrating what they have achieved.

“This Guideline will require the use of the new ISO (DIS) 11347 which sets out how a yacht’s coating is to be measured. I hope it will also encourage others to define their own standard, such as has been done by Pinmar.”