FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a remarkable turn of events, arguably one of the strangest in the history of car care, a product designed to protect and add a deep, glass-like shine to multi-million-dollar mega-yachts is now being called the best automotive polish on the market.
"Think about it," says Francisco Linares, creator of SEA-SHIELD®. "Boats and yachts face the absolute harshest environment to an external finish: constant wind, sun, and salt. Automobiles have it relatively easy by comparison. But we started hearing reports from places like Michigan, Utah, Colorado, you know, places with a lot of snow and salt on the roads in the winter, and people absolutely love the protection SEA-SHIELD provides their cars."
Visitors to the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show might be surprised to learn that this premium exterior polisher and protectant has become popular among high-end automobile owners and detailers. SEA-SHIELD has earned a well-deserved reputation in the world of mega-yachts due to its remarkable ability to not only protect and extend the life of boat paint and other exterior finishes, but to add an amazing mirror-like shine that makes yachts look brand new. And now high-end automobile owners are turning their backs on traditional car waxes and are entrusting the care of their six-digit-priced cars to SEA-SHIELD.
The company hypothesizes that the trend of using SEA-SHIELD to dramatically extend the high polish and protection of a car's exterior finish began with crews of noted mega-yachts, who were tasked with not only keeping the yacht's exterior finishes clean and protected, but also the various other high-end vehicles belonging to the yacht owners. This elite, uber-rich group is notoriously picky, yet SEA-SHIELD's mirror-like finish and protective qualities managed to impress even them.
"We've seen cases where a car was polished and protected with SEA-SHIELD and left without further protection for over a year, and water still beads and rolls off the surface," says Linares. "That kind of outstanding weather resistance is what helps spread the word around."
So the next time you're visiting the yacht club and you see someone polishing a Bentley-GT with a yacht protectant, don't think they've gone off the deep end… once you see that Bentley glittering in the sun, you'll realize its owner is smarter than you think.
Be sure to stop by booth number 3025-3026 at the Ft. Lauderdale boat show and check out the full line of SEA-SHIELD products.
SEA-SHIELD has saved yacht owners literally millions in re-painting costs
"One of the biggest costs in maintaining a yacht is in its coatings system. Paint manufacturers are recommending that yachts be painted every four to five years," says Linares. "With paint jobs starting at $300,000 and getting as high as $2 million for a yacht in the 125-foot to 200-foot range, that gets expensive, especially during these economic times."
The SEA-SHIELD® brand of products was developed by experienced professionals and crew working within the boating and yachting industry. Whether your boat's exterior is gelcoat, glass, stainless steel, wood, plastic or acrylic, SEA-SHIELD® uses the latest in technology to clean, polish, protect and restore your vessel's exterior to its original luster.
"We developed a polishing system that provides a barrier against oxidation while burnishing the shine on paint. A paint/gelcoat restoration or protection system can't last forever, so being realistic, we developed a system that can be refreshed fairly quickly and only needs reapplication about once a year," says Linares.
The full line of products includes the SEA-SHIELD® Polishing System which restores the dull finish on a weathered paint job/gelcoat and the SEA-SHIELD® Paint/gelcoat Protection System which protects the finish of a newly-painted boat. Both treatment systems have the potential to save boat owners thousands of dollars over the lifetime of their vessel. The goal is to provide a line of products that clean faster, polish better and protect longer than any other products in their class.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER:
Francisco Linares was raised in David, Panama and spent more than 10 years as a crew member on a number of yachts all over the world. In 2008, after years of working on crews and coming to understand the marine product and service business from many angles, he launched SEA-SHIELD®. In an effort to grow and expand the SEA-SHIELD® brand, Francisco now travels all over the world training detailers on the SEA-SHIELD® process and creating a network of SEA-SHIELD® Certified Businesses.
SEA-SHIELD® is looking to expand distribution with retailers, wholesalers and detailers. If your favorite marine shop does not carry SEA-SHIELD® products, be sure to ask them to – SEA-SHIELD® has a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee, so there is no risk in trying it out. SEA-SHIELD® also has an affiliate program for organizations interested in selling SEA-SHIELD® products online. For more information on SEA-SHIELD® or to purchase the full line of products, visit www.SEA-SHIELD.com or call 1-800-673-8886. For information on distribution or to become a wholesaler, visit www.sea-shield.com/wholesale