2014-03-06 15:33:06 - ‘Megayacht Professional’ to address unique needs and growing demand for luxury boats and vessel protection in the UAE
Jotun Paints, one of the world’s leading producers and distributors of paints and coatings, is showcasing its latest range of protective paints and coatings at this year’s edition of Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS), the largest and one of the fastest growing leisure marine industry exhibitions in the world, which will run until March 8, 2014 at the Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi. The company will be throwing the spotlight on its ‘Megayacht Professional’ range, which has been developed from today’s most advanced self-smoothing and self-polishing technology and is composed of anti-fouling, primers, top coats, fillers and paint systems. The company’s stand can be found at Stand No. ESS Q16 at the DIBS venue.
Industry reports have revealed that
a large fraction of the world’s super yachts and luxury vessel owners can be found in the UAE, particularly in Dubai. This is widely attributed to Dubai’s successful positioning as a hub for super yachts and is backed further by the large concentration of wealth coming from within the Middle East. In fact, the world's largest yacht, Azzam, and over a third of the world's 200 largest yachts can be found in the region-- owned by the residents and nationals of key Middle East economies. Jotun’s ‘Megayacht Professional’ aims at addressing the unique and growing demand for vessel protection from the region’s growing fleet of super yacht and luxury vessel owners.
"The Dubai International Boat Show is one of the most awaited events in Dubai--defining luxury and lifestyle through its exhibition of luxury vessels and super yachts that have docked in for this dynamic five-day event. The luxury vessel segment continues to grow as renewed consumer confidence has driven in an increase in boat sales," said Thanos Kostakopoulos, Marine Manager, Jotun UAE. "The increase is accompanied by a demand for protective paints and coatings that can provide long term protection for these vessels. Our 'Megayacht Professional' ensures extreme and durable protection that also adds to the aesthetic value of these luxury boats."
Across today's highly competitive global marine industry, Jotun has continuously proved its ability to use cutting edge technology in developing paints and coatings that can provide full protection for key vessels of all sizes. The company offers much more than a paint and coating product--presenting a combination of enthusiasm, creativity and commitment that is unrivalled in the yacht industry. Jotun's 'Megayacht Professional' range prevents fouling, which results in keeping desired speed with less friction; reduces fuel consumption and improves hull protection. Local yacht builders like Gulf Craft, Dubai Marine, Al Shaali and Riviera Boat, who are participating at DIBS 2014, have used 'Megayacht Professional' products and have achieved positive results.