Princess Yachts is one of MS1’s most ambitious projects.
The 60 ft. yacht is a 2009 model that had not been taken out of the water for a period of 4 years. As a result, the yacht was left in a poor condition with many barnacles and marine growth underneath the hull. In addition, the teak had been falling apart and needed replacement. Finally, minor paint touch-ups and polishing had to be done on the bow area.
The hull of the yacht was pressured washed to remove the barnacles and marine growth under the hull.
This was done with grid 120 & 80 sanding paper until the old anti-foul was removed and the hull was stripped back to its gel coat.
The hull was washed with fresh water to remove any dust particles.
1 coat of primer was applied manually for better coverage which took 8 hours to cure.
Light sanding was done again, and the area was cleaned with acetone for bounding purposes.
One coat of Marine Sealant was added by hand with a paint roller which took 8 hours to cure.
Another round of sanding was done, and the area was cleaned with acetone for bounding purposes.
Two coats of black Anti-fouling paint were added to the hull of the boat by hand and needed to be semi-dried a few hours before the boat went back into the water.
The old teak deck was inspected for its overall condition.
A sheet template was created for every piece of new teak required.
Another template was made out of MDF and was used onboard the boat to check the sizes of each piece.
Once the template was cross-checked against the old teak, it was scrapped off and removed completely.
The deck was sanded down and filled out with epoxy to make it leveled.
New teak was fabricated based on the MDF template with a 5 cm width of teak, and a 5 mm depth of grooves.
Teak primer was added in, and then the 290 DC Sikaflex in black was applied.
The deck was cleaned with acetone and the 298 Sikaflex was applied to the new teak pieces which act as a bounding agent. Once stuck together, the new teak pieces were placed onto the deck.
Once the teak pieces were aligned together correctly, 290 DC Sikaflex was applied to the boarders of the teak for a clean finish.
The new teak was sanded down with grid 300 sanding paper for a smooth finish.