BoatUFE Supplies Deck Caulking Compound For Cruise Ship Fantasy

BoatLIFE of New York and Southampton, England, recently concluded a major contract with Finnish shipbuilder Wartsila Marine Industries for the supply of deck caulking compound for the 70,000-grt cruise ship Fantasy.

BoatLIFE, specialists in marine sealants, supplied Life Calk® twopart deck caulking compound for the decks of the Fantasy, one of the largest cruise ships ever constructed.

Working closely with one of Wartsila Marine's top naval architects, Jarmo Seppale, Boat- LIFE provided a complete installation system including filling and application machinery and extensive technical advice. The total run of the teak deck seam is over 40 miles.

The liner, which is due for completion later this year, is owned by Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami, Fla., and will cruise in the waters of the Caribbean.

Additionally, a specialized noncuring underlayment compound was manufactured to bed the teak onto the metal deck structure. This underlayment compound is additional insurance against seepage and ultimately corrosion.

Commenting on the order, Edwin Kehrt, president of BoatLIFE said, "The decision to use Life Calk was based on the quality and wellproven track record of our two-part polysulfide." BoatLIFE offers an extensive line of products, with a total range of deck maintenance and restoration products for the heavy marine industry.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 11,  May 1989

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