Yacht Solutions, a leading luxury yacht company in Southeast Asia, has teamed up with Scott Taylor to head up its paint division to ensure the firm meets increasing demand for world-class superyacht detailing and finishing.
The highly-experienced Mr. Taylor brings 25 years experience in yacht painting, fairing applications and project management to the company, having been employed by many of the world’s leading firms such as Camper & Nicholson, Devenport Yachts, VT shipyard UK and Royal Denship Denmark while working on well-known superyachts such as Superyacht Mirabella V , My Cristiana B and luxury yacht Leander during his career.
Mr Taylor also recently completed a metallic paint project for a 105ft superyacht in southern Thailand with outstanding results and comes to Yacht Solutions from Marine Coatings.
The high-profile working relationship is a further boost for Yacht Solutions’ already highly skilled and experienced team and to a company very much in expansion mode having recently launched a superyacht new-build division called Ruea Yachts.
Yacht Solutions Managing Director Gareth Twist said he was thrilled that Mr Taylor is now an integral part of the Yacht Solutions team. “He has been brought onboard to lead the paint division in response to an increase in demand for superyacht painting in Asia to world-class standards,” he said.
“More yachts are coming to Thailand for their paint solutions, thanks to the growth in the superyacht industry in Asia, and we are seeing an increase in yachts being re-fitted and repaired here. Yacht Solutions provides teams of highly experienced craftsman offering exceptional quality in finishing and superb value for money.”
Yacht Solutions is equipped to work with either Awlgrip or Hempel paint systems and Mr Taylor brings certificates in both these paint disciplines in application and technical management.
Worldwide Business Development Manager for Hempel Mike Lister said that to get the very best and desired results when painting a superyacht is the combination of the applicator’s skills, the working environment and using the best paint products.
“Hempel have found that in Thailand, during the application of their superyacht paint system – ProSystem, the products have shown enhanced application characteristics, the weather conditions in Thailand make Hempel products easier to mix and apply and this is especially true of the ProFiller, and other advantages of course are reduced paint drying times,” he said.
Mr Taylor said that he was delighted to be working with a company clearly establishing itself as a leader in Asia.
“To have the opportunity to team up with Yacht Solutions – a company that is paving the way for world-class standards in the region – is very exciting and I am looking forward to playing my role in contributing to their further growth and success,” he said.
Yacht Solutions has successfully completed exterior paint projects on the 54-metre MY Pegaso, 40-metre MY Amoha, 35-metre motor yacht Nymphaea and is now in the final stages of completing a 60-metre motor acht in Bangkok – Superyacht Fox.
Teaming up with Mr Taylor, enhances Yacht Solutions’ commitment to providing highly experienced hand-picked teams who are the very best in their specific trades, with extensive experience working on both private and commercial vessels.
This dedication is further reinforced by working with European engineers and designers, in order to deliver the world-class standards in finishing for discerning clients.
Yacht Solutions is Southeast Asia’s premier superyacht marine consultancy. Launched in 2001 in Phuket, the company offers exceptional services and is the parent company of Ruea Yachts, which hand-builds new luxury superyachts up to 85 metres using cutting edge European marine technology and design combined with the renowned finishing skills of Thai craftsmen. Yacht Solutions employs 120 experienced professionals and over 100 sub-contractors. Key company partners are award-winning UK architecture and design firms, BMT Nigel Gee and Design Unlimited, who ensure international standards are maintained while clients receive value for money due to the efficiencies of operating out of Thailand. Yacht Solutions is a founding member of the Asia Pacific Superyacht Association.