The Philippines based HYS Yachts are breaking new ground in the Asian region by being the first to foil wrap the full exterior of the 54.96 metre superyacht Ark Angel (ex Taishu Maru; Tiara II; Galapagos). Built by the Japanese shipyard Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in 1979, she is the largest vessel to be wrapped in Asia.
Foil wrapping enables a special type of ‘shrink’ film to be semi-permanently grafted to prepared surfaces of virtually any size or shape. HYS President Mark Prangnell comments, “The beauty of this type of application is that it’s so much faster and more cost-effective than traditional painting methods. We wrapped the entire hull and superstructure of Ark Angel in just two weeks and for about half the cost of applying a typical painted finish.”
Prangnell notes that painting the same surface area would have taken approximately 3 months. He continues, “We see this technology as the next step in exterior yacht finishing. This material not only looks great, but its ease and speed of application ensures minimal impact upon a project’s build timeline and budget.”
For more information about HYS’ foil wrapping services, please contact them at [email protected].
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