One hull, four design variants. In addition to the classic, a cruising yacht and a regatta yacht are played through in the article
In issue 2/09 we dealt with freshening up the interior, issue 3/09 is about the hull and deck. Especially with older yachts there is often a need for action, but not only practical considerations decide on the choice of color, but also aesthetic and psychological considerations.
The hull, the deck, the cabin superstructure are like a figurehead. At first glance, everyone can see whether the owner loves their boat - when the hull is shiny, the deck is clean. Or, whether he is tired of it, only sees it as a commodity, which is evidenced by scratches, chafing, rust or peeling paint.
In addition to the aspect of maintenance, a new hull design, with more modern colors or just a refreshment, can enormously enhance the appearance of an older boat, which often already has a strong character of its own, and even significantly increase the actual, material value. As well as the subjectively felt for the owner. In other words: the old love can be rekindled.
With today's paints or even adhesive films, there are no limits to the imagination. And the choice of design can be tremendously fun, can provide amusement on long winter evenings when the familiar yacht suddenly appears in a trendy, poisonous green or sophisticated ocean blue. And maybe dealing with the new look will only help to confirm the previous decision for a white or dark blue; if nothing else seems visually appealing.
In issue 3/09 we show how the different colors work on yachts, which optical function decorative strips can fulfill and which methods of coloring, whether gelcoat, lacquer or foil, are available today.
In addition, a workshop will show how everyone can paint their own yacht at home.