Monaco Marine has re-launched the 81-metre superyacht Air after a nine-week haul out period at their shipyard in La Ciotat, France. A custom-built enclosure was constructed to facilitate the delicate painting process of one of the most complex finishes on any superyacht afloat today.
“Black matte paint is a very delicate paint,” explains Monaco Marine Project Manager, Cyprien Milhe. “It requires a careful preparation of the paint and coatings, as well as a continuous application to render the rare non-reflective and soft texture appearance.” It took 25 Rolling Stock painter to coat the 1000 square metre surface in one single attempt in order to deliver the optimum finish.
"We were stunned about the perfect finish. That the yacht could be ready before the set date was even more satisfying.” had Steve Warren, Captain of Air, tocomment. After departing the shipyard in early December, Air has since reached the Caribbean where she will enjoy a busy charter season with her brand new coat of paint.