Yacht Coating Sector

Safinah’s team of experts provides coating specifications and guidance on newbuild projects and future maintenance of the world’s largest mega yachts. Our specialist consultants are also regularly engaged as expert witnesses in legal cases, both in Europe and the United States.


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.

Services provided in the yacht coatings sector

Safinah can advise on the following:


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


Safinah has been jointly appointed by yard and owner on the projects to ensure the smooth and satisfactory outcome for the coating work on megayachts. We have been appointed to act as independent arbitrator during coating disputes and have succeeded in achieving an acceptable agreement for both parties. Working with yacht builders Safinah can improve output by better integration of the coating process with other construction activities.

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Talk to one of our yacht coatings experts today on +44 1670 519 900 or email the yacht team at yacht@safinah.co.uk