Services to yacht owners, yacht management companies, new construction and repair yards, P&I clubs and law firm, worldwide.


Safinah supplies independent, unbiased technical consultancy services to the yacht market.  Our team of experts provides coating specifications and guidance on future maintenance for some of the world’s largest megayachts and has been directly involved as expert witness in significant and influential yacht legal cases, both in Europe and the United States.


Safinah can advise on the following:

  • Coatings Project Management
      Coating management skills for new build and refit;
    o   The chemistry of all yacht coatings and fillers;
    o   Expertise on all substrates – aluminium, GRP, steel or any combination;
    o   Practical knowledge of all surface preparation standards.
  • Coatings Specification and Product Selection
      Functional Specification
  • Expert Witness
  • Market Analysis and Research
    o   Reviews on specific sectors
  • Technology Development
    o   Formulation skills
    o   Analytical skills
  • Training

Safinah has more than 150 years of experience in yacht chemistry and structure at its finger tips ensuring that any decisions or conclusions reached are based on a sound foundation of knowledge.  We have the ability to evaluate technically any coated area of a yacht be that underwater, above water, in tanks or in general technical spaces.


Safinah has represented both yard and owner on the same project in order to ensure a smooth and satisfactory outcome for the coating management of a megayacht.

We have been called on to act as independent arbitrator during coating disputes and have succeeded in achieving an acceptable agreement for both parties.

Talk to one of our experts today to discuss your needs or make an enquiry

Call us on +44 1670 519 900    Email us at enquiries@safinah.co.uk