YDSA/ABYA Online Training – 2 New Paint Seminars Available!

Published: 23 November 20


This set of courses will teach you best materials and instruments to use for painting depending on the motivations of the vessel. Part 1 is Introduction to Yacht Coating Failures hosted by Matthew Pots, Yacht Technical support Specialist who has been working at AkzoNobel for a number of years now but has been in the sailing and yachting industry since his early years. Part 2 is guided by Tim Bannister who is also Technical Support Specialist at AkzoNobel and he will be discussing the Introduction to Yacht Paint side of the course, he has been in the professional Yachting industry since 1997 and specialise specially in ‘How to apply product’.

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If you want to know the best practices you should be looking out for whether you’re investigating a vessels paint job or you are planning on painting yourself, specialists from AkzoNobel are the right people to guide you.

AkzoNobel are known as experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in colour and protection since 1792. They have a world class portfolio of brands these include the likes of; Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – who are trusted by customers around the globe. They are currently active in over 150 countries worldwide and are passionate about delivering high-performance products and services so if you’re ever looking for a professional, they’ll never be too far.

The courses will give you an introduction to what you should be looking for in relation yacht painting, coatings and fixtures. The Introduction to Yacht Paint Defects and Coating Failures is split into 3 parts; part 1 is general paint defects and measuring equipment’s, Part 2 is top 5 below the waterline paint defects and failures, and Part 3 will explain the top 5 Brightwork / Varnish defects and failures.

The Introduction to Yacht Paint is hosted by Tim Bannister will discuss the retail and small professional coaching market and will mainly focus on the small to medium yacht market. He looks in to the Why? Who? and How? of yacht painting.

The Academies offer a range of other courses including an MCA-Approved Tonnage Measurement course, Ladder Safety, Phishing Emails, Risk Assessment 

Your first three course's on Driver Safety, Ladder Safety and Risk Assessment are completely free! 

If you want to know more about these courses please email events@ybdsa.co.uk

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