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Sailing Boat

105 ft (32 m)

Windship (1991)

Naval Architact
Ron Holland Design

Interior design
Andrew Winch Design


DuPont 18510S
Epoxy Primer

Superstucture, stripes, hardtop
Dupont Imron Ms600
Polyurethane Topcoat
"Beguile White"

Mast, Boom
DuPont Imron MS600 Polyurethane Topcoat
“Absolute White”

DuPont Imron MS100
Polyurethane Basecoat
“Miniskirt Titanium”

Helm, Boom Inscription
DuPont Imron MS100
Polyurethane Basecoat
“Silver Metallic”

Clear Coat
DuPont Imron MS1
Polyurethane Clearcoat

Refit By
ARES Custom Yachts

Juerg Schreiter, Juerg Schreiter Photo Video, Inc.
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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This custom built, composite sailing boat was the first collaborative effort between designers Ron Holland and Andrew Winch. Launched in 1981, Miniskirt was purchased in 2008 by Elias Atencio. Shortly thereafter, Miniskirt underwent many upgrades, which included enlarging the cockpit, adding a custom hardtop, adding a reverse sheer transom door, replacing the helm pedestals, and several modifications to the exterior hull.

“I wanted to stay true to the original design while modernizing the exterior. Essential to the success of this product would be the combination of colors to accent her new contemporary line,” said Elias. The original build was finished entirely in Matterhorn White. The new paint scheme, conceived over several meetings between Elias and representatives from ARES Custom Yachts and DuPont, features two solid and two metallic colors. DuPont’s extensive color capability provided Elias with the design freedom he needed to actualize his dream.

“I’m most impressed with the consistency of the metallic colors", said Rick Pineiro, president of ARES Custom Yachts. “typically with a project this size the metallic flake will have a tendency to mottle and the final appearance will appear
blotchy. But with DuPont Imron the metallics were easy to float and they setup perfectly".

“It’s amazing how many people stop to admire the finish.” Said Elias, “and they all want to know the name of the color - I just tell them it’s DuPont Miniskirt Titanium”.

DuPont Marine Finishes is a complete system of products scientifically engineered to deliver the marine industry’s best appearance, performance and corrosion protection.

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