AkzoNobel is launching a new topside system in its yacht coatings portfolio that is easier to apply than traditional one-part systems, furthering its commitment to developing products and solutions that make boaters’ lives easier. 

The system contains two new products under its high-performance International® range  – One UP®  and Toplac® Plus.

One UP is a new versatile undercoat and primer in one that saves boaters time and costs by not only drying faster, but requiring fewer coats on both wood and metal, while also providing protection for fibreglass. 

The next generation of International’s renowned Toplac topcoat, Toplac Plus is a premium silicone alkyd topcoat, that is suitable for all substrates above the waterline.

It improves upon the original formula with superior flow and levelling that eliminates the need for tipping when using a roller. This makes Toplac Plus quicker and easier to use for DIY boaters and professionals alike.

It also benefits from improved aesthetics over Toplac in terms of Distinction Of Image.

Boat owners wanting to benefit from Toplac’s industry-leading high performance will have 16 bright colours to choose from from the day of launch, which remain glossy for longer as a result of UV filter technology. 

Michael Van Harmelen, AkzoNobel Regional Segment Manager Yacht Coatings – Europe & APAC, comments: “The stand-out finish of our Toplac range has been renowned across the APAC region for decades.

“But we remain determined to continue raising the bar for boat owners by continuing to innovate.

“The launch of both One Up and Toplac Plus really demonstrates our commitment to developing solutions that save time and money and ultimately make life simpler for DIY boaters.

“Fewer coats and the same stand-out mirror-like finishes mean that boaters can spend less time working on the boat and more time enjoying it.  

“One UP and Toplac Plus are great additions to an already industry-leading range of coatings, with the perfect blend of convenience, performance, and in colours we know boat owners are going to love.”

For more information visit: www.international-yachtpaint.com