Virtually every single Refit project involves expensive exterior refinishing work of one sort or another. Large and small-scale painting contractors and applicators swarm over the vessel to shelter, strip, sand, prime, paint, and re-paint hulls and superstructures. But what actual specifications and standards are being imposed on the contractor’s climate/environment control, chemical formulations, preparation process, application, and finish? How does an Owner objectively know that the finished job measures up to the proper specification and standard? What is “smooth?” What is “durable?” Why does bubbling and blistering happen when the preparation and paint applications were touted as fully professional? A growing dimension of Refit work is found in the field of independent coatings consulting, involving everything from coatings condition surveys to application supervision and final approval, all aimed toward reliably defined application standards in Superyacht painting. NACE-Certified Coating Consultant David Revay will anchor a panel comprised of other experienced professionals involved in the yacht coatings industry for a thorough conversation on the intricacies of ensuring a proper and durable result.
Thursday, April 11, 1:15-2:30pm
David V. Revay
Revay Coating Consultants, Inc.
David V. Revay is the founder of Revay Coating Consultants, Inc. (RCCI), and the Treasurer and Secretary for the South Florida NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) Chapter. RCCI is a consulting and inspection company headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, the Refit capital of the world. RCCI specializes in coating and corrosion consultancy, specification review, design, and development, as well as quality assurance (hold-point) inspections, quality control (full-time) inspections, paint surveys, failure analysis, QC training, and more. RCCI has performed various consulting and inspection services on numerous Superyacht Refit projects, not only at the outset, but after being called in to analyze failed “professional” paint jobs. Coatings involve as much science as art, and the future health of the Refit industry will require a deep understanding of this artistic science from experts who have studied paint. Are there really professionals who are certified in watching paint dry? Yes!
Sea Hawk Paints
Bill Wolf is the Superyacht Technical Representative for Sea Hawk Paints, where his responsibilities include technical support, customer training, and new business development. Prior to joining Sea Hawk, Bill managed regional sales and superyacht technical support for Pettit Paints. Before that he spent three years as Project Engineer at Rybovich Superyacht Center. Bill is a certified NACE Coating Inspector (CIP Level 2) with comprehensive knowledge of antifouling coatings, corrosion control, paint inspection and project management, which enable him to assist marine service professionals in specifying and applying the appropriate coatings with exceptional results. As a 500-ton licensed Captain, Bill also brings real-world understanding and experience to the needs of marine professionals.
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