M/Y Illusion V
Coating the 58m Hull with ToughGuard

About This Project

Early this month, the Wild Group team completed the application of another major ToughGuard project, coating the hull of the 58m M/Y Illusion V at the Benetti Shipyard in Livorno.

Recently Wild Group signed the master distribution agreement for ToughGuard to the superyacht market for Florida and the whole of Western Europe.

Greg Hoar, founder of Wild Group comments,

‘’What really stands ToughGuard apart from market competitors is the end product is a coating that exhibits high gloss like competing polish brands but ToughGuard is a true coating in that it adheres to the painted surfaces and does not easily wear off. The ToughGuard team in the USA have seen 3-5 years of excellent results in the aviation industry, who experience similar issues with soot staining the finish, as the marine industry. The product has long lasting UV protection to keep paint from fading, and a deeper gloss coating due to better levelling of the polish.

We are delighted to have worked with M/Y Illusion V on this project, and we trust they will be very happy with the product long term.

We also applied a gloss effect black vinyl finish to the tender at the beginning of the project, which we subsequently protected with a layer of ToughGuard on completion. Therefore, the client will see how the ToughGuard product can protect both vinyl and paint finishes.’’

The project was completed in a week from start to finish, on time and within budget.

The Captain of M/Y Illusion commented on the quality of the work, and the products used by the Wild Group team,

‘’Thank for your quick and flexible approach, we are looking forward to having an easy clean hull this year, especially around the exhausts – where we have had real soot problems.’ Captain, M/Y Illusion V

For all enquiries regarding any of the Wild Group products or services, please contact sales@wildgroupinternational.com or refer to our websites;







Livorno, Italy.


March 2016

Exterior, ToughGuard
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