Wild Group has announced that 68m yacht Aviva is the largest yacht to receive a full hull wrap in new Färben foils.
Work in underway at Rybovich yard and is on schedule for completion at the end of February before making its way back for the Mediterranean season.
Aviva was custom built in 2007 by Abeking & Rasmussen in Lemwerder in Germany and refitted in 2012 by Palumbo Superyachts Refit yards. She has a steel hull with an aluminium superstructure and a beam of 12.30m (40’4″ft).
The captain researched various methods of finishing and discovered that by using foils and films the project timescale would be significantly reduced.
The decision was made to opt in favour for foils and films following a visit to the Monaco show where the client was able to see up close the quality and finish on a couple of similar large projects completed earlier last year by Wild Group (WG).
A team of WG skilled installers were flown out to Miami where the project is expected to complete by the end of February, taking approximately three weeks from start to finish.
The advantages of a simpler application means there is less labour time and cost as well as less time in the yard. The specific marine foils used have been colour matched to Awlgrip battle ship grey by Färben foils and films.
“I believe the new Farben foils and films offer a superior finish to what’s currently on the market. We are excited to be working on this project and hope it gives confidence to other Captains and owners to come forward and discover the benefits of using Färben products too” comments Greg Hoar, WG director.
Färben and WG have been working together and just recently launched the new tougher, stronger and glossier films specifically for the marine market.