ICOMIA Superyacht Applicators Group welcomes new member


ICOMIA welcomes Storm Yacht SRL to the Superyacht Applicators Group. They join fellow members ACA Marine, Klaver Yachtpainting BV, Bonsink Yachtpainters BV, De Koning Marine Service BV and Superyacht Solutions.

Storm Director, Malcolm Kerr comments: “From our base in Livorno, Italy, we provide the ultimate in yacht fairing and painting to the Superyacht industry. For the last 12 years we have been Benetti`s, and more recently, Lusben`s main exterior paint contractor, with now more than 30 boats on our curriculum.

Our continuous research of innovative technical and management solutions has enabled us to improve our service and end product to the client, offering:
* The highest standards of quality, thanks to the monitoring of the filler and paint activities conducted by our QA/QC departments. * Respect for processing times due to precise sequencing, planning of activities and periodic monitoring through weekly/monthly progress reports. * The most up to date solutions in terms of products, application and inspection techniques.
The quality of our workmanship has resulted in many owners and surveyors contractually stipulating our involvement in both new-builds and repaint projects. Through our experience gained, knowledge and skills acquired, we also offer a highly professional consultancy service to shipyards and owners alike. Both managing partners are FROSIO and RMCI certified.”

Why the need for an Appplicators Group? Large yachts and related structures require specific attention in order to be able to apply paints with high quality requirements for the ultimate standard of exterior surface appearance expected, and which withstand the severe corrosion stresses to which they are exposed during their service life. There is a need to minimize the risk of failures that would compromise and impact the level of exterior coating finish that the customer expects in term of gloss, colour, appearance, safety and operating costs or capital costs.
The Superyacht Coatings Applicator Group seeks to maintain and improve quality within the Group, follow professional working standards and meet specified environmental best practices. The Group acts as the voice of this segment within the industry. The interests of SY Applicator Companies within the Superyacht Industry (globally) are represented at an international decision-making level through the Applicators Group. They are also informed and updated of all applicable legislation and regulations that need compliance. The Applicators Group also serves as a forum between yards where issues can be raised and discussed.
Technical, health and safety and environmental rules and regulations are of crucial importance to the Superyacht Coating industry. The trend towards the globalization of regulations makes it vital that SY Applicators work together and are represented internationally.