Our Boatyard Crew, Expert Yacht Painters, Detailers and Technicians Are Dedicated to Handling Every Vessel With the Greatest Care.
Any yacht owner will admit that the thought of fiberglass damage is upsetting; however, the repair can be a painless process when matched with the right yacht service provider.
Yacht Management South Florida, Inc. is a yacht management company and a full-service boatyard in Fort Lauderdale that services vessels up to 100-feet in length. Our skilled yacht mechanics have an extensive background in yacht refits and boat yacht refits and boat repairs, with years of experience in fiberglass boat repairs. If you are experiencing yacht fiberglass damage, do not worry - our team is here to help!
The Process of Repairing Fiberglass Damage on Boats
Once fiberglass damage has been determined, our yacht maintenance specialists will walk you through the timeline for completing the repairs. Our fiberglass mechanics will start by identifying and cutting away the damage. Enlarging the fiberglass hole may be necessary in order to remove all damaged fiberglass to replace with new laminate.After the damaged area is removed, our mechanics will work from the inside of the damage and build outward; the way the boat molds are originally designed. Our team will then dewax the patch with a special solvent so that the original fiberglass and the fiberglass repairs will be identical.
After the dewax is completed, we will begin the grind, mask, and mold process. Repairs will also require the use of polyester or vinyl ester resin or epoxy, in addition to a catalyst, to 'cure' the resin for a strong lay-up. Before the job is complete, our fiberglass mechanics will apply a gelcoat and lay-up.
Fiberglass Boat Painting Services
Come to Yacht Management South Florida, Inc. for top-quality boat painting and boat hull painting in South Florida. If you are looking for experienced professionals to paint your fiberglass boat, look no further than our full-service boatyard located in the yacht capital of the world. After providing the necessary fiberglass repairs to your boat, the painting process can begin.
How to Paint a Fiberglass Boat
The fiberglass boat paint used on most vessels is a gelcoat paint, marine paint, or a combination of both. Regardless, the process of painting fiberglass boat bottoms remains similar. Our professional boat painters know how to paint the bottom of a fiberglass boat using the best techniques and premier boat paints and finishes. These are steps they will typically complete when delivering fiberglass boat painting services.
- Clean the boat
- Tape or remove hardware that will not be painted
- Fill in any scrapes, dings, gouges, or other damaged areas
- Remove wax coating with solvent
- Sand the boat
- Apply a coat of primer
- Lightly sand
- Apply two coats of paint
Top-Quality Fiberglass Boat Paints and Finishes
Our professional boat painters have experience working with premier boat paints and finishes. However, our team is a certified authorization center for some of the most trusted fiberglass boat paint brands such as Awlgrip, Petit, Interlux, and SeaHawk.
The team at Yacht Management South Florida boatyard preps, paints, and finishes every boat painting job to manufacturer specifications and our own strict standards in order to deliver a flawless finish. Please call (954) 941-6447 to speak with a boatyard manager to schedule fiberglass repair or painting services.
When your vessel needs serious tender loving care, you can count on Yacht Management South Florida to bring your boat back to pristine condition.
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We are experts and pride ourselves in delivering superior service.
- Beautifully Maintained Paint Shed Accommodates Boats Up To 100' Length & 65' Height
- Aluminum, Fiberglass And Wood Hulls, Topsides And Bottoms Painted
- Regulated Temperature, Air Quality, Paint Mixing And Paint Application
- Thorough Cleaning And Prep Work
- Hardware And Teak Removal, And Careful Masking Where Necessary
- Fiberglass Repairs
- Fine Sanding And Buffing
- Skillful Hull And Topside Refinishing
- Boat Restoration And Refurbishment
- Gelcoat Repairs And Refinishing
- Boat Bottom Painting
- Boat Detailing Epa Approved Paints