We met up with Andrea Cavalleroni of Boero YachtCoatings to find out how these superyacht paint specialists are finding the METSTRADE, and what makes the 2016 edition special for them.
Can you tell us what you are showcasing at METSRADE this year?
One of our main products that we are presenting here at METS this year is our new Epoyacht filler. This new product goes hand in hand with our Epolight Win – known as the lightest filler on the market. The new filler is an evolution of this product, whilst maintaining its excellent physical and mechanical properties. It is perfectly suited to the Northern European market, but also to Italian yacht builders, who currently make up our target market.
Boero has built up a strong research and development department in the company. Can you tell us more about the work that is being done by them?
Our research and development department is one the key parts of our company and has become a service that we invested a lot of time in. One of the main projects which the team is currently working on is the new BPR regulations for antifouling. We have done extensive work on the subject in the past, particularly during project LEAF (Low Emission Antifouling), which involved various universities and institutions across Europe in developing a greener and safer product for the environment. This was initiated as a prototype and we hope to soon be able to introduce this technology to the market.
What is it about METSTRADE that makes Boero YachtCoatings keep coming back each year?
I find this is one of the two main shows of the year for us. The Monaco Yacht Show our most important in-water event of the year, and as a trade show, METSTRADE is certainly the best.
Text: Charl van Rooy/SuperYacht Times