New yacht painting service at Vilanova Grand Marina Barcelona
Vilanova Grand Marina – Barcelona’s technical area has set up a painting division to provide clients with a permanent, agile and high quality yacht painting service, thanks to an agreement with the Spanish company ADP (Alfonso de Prada). Since March, the new yacht painting service offers a wide array of solutions that include painting of hulls and superstructures, antifouling removal, application of epoxy rust inhibitors, osmosis treatment, mast painting and burnishing, amongst others.
ADP’s 25 years experience in the nautical industry enables Vilanova’s technical area to offer a certified professional quality service with the use of cutting edge technologies in maintenance and application of products that aim to achieve high customer satisfaction levels, such as metalized finishing and propellers and shafts silicone treatments… In this sense, Vilanova’s technical area, through its partner ADP, has agreements with the industry’s top brands such as Awlgrip, International Marine Coatings Antifoulings, Epifanes Varnishes, West System y Propspeed.
The division employs a team of professionals permanently based at Vilanova’s facilities and offers a technical management service led by engineers for the supervision of applications and treatments. Alfonso de Prada, CEO of ADP, stressed the strategic value of the collaboration agreement with Vilanova Grand Marina - Barcelona and commented: “The facilities of Vilanova’s technical area are excellent for yacht maintenance and refit and enable us to carry out projects in an efficient and comfortable manner. We are proud to be part of such a professional team”.
Ignacio Erroz, General Manager of Vilanova Grand Marina – Barcelona, said: “Thanks to the agreement between our marina and ADP, we can now provide an in-house comprehensive painting service as part of our mission to offer customers the best possible service, quality and price”. “We have already approached other companies that provide repair and refit services and we hope to reach similar agreements with them”, he added.
Phase I of Vilanova Grand Marina – Barcelona’s technical area is fully operational since the beginning of 2011. Its first year activity levels have exceeded expectations and they are expected to continue rising in 2012 given the good performance of the recent months March and April, when the technical area has reached its maximum capacity.