As far as Linssen Yachts is aware, Linssen is the only yacht builder in the Netherlands to have its own blasting cabin – and that has been the case since 1982!

Once the steel hull has been constructed it should be completely blast cleaned. This is the only correct method for blasting all the critical points -- for example, weld seams, grinding seams, angles, indentations and edges – and ultimately obtaining a completely clean, grease-free and fresh hull!

Linssen production shot blasting

As far as Linssen Yachts is aware, Linssen is the only yacht builder in the Netherlands to have its own blasting cabin – and that has been the case since 1982!

Once the steel hull has been constructed it should be completely blast cleaned. This is the only correct method for blasting all the critical points -- for example, weld seams, grinding seams, angles, indentations and edges – and ultimately obtaining a completely clean, grease-free and fresh hull!


There are yacht builders who use pre-blasted steel plate and then still claim to be producing a blast-cleaned boat. However, in this case, weld seams, etc. are not blast cleaned although this is what determines quality and service life.

At Linssen Yachts we go much further. Here too, pre-blasted plates and sections are used to ensure that all mill scale (a result of the milling process during the production of steel plates) has already been removed before construction work starts. However, once the hull has been completed, the outside of it is blast cleaned all over again using modern blasting techniques so that the whole surface is freshly blast cleaned before the most important coat of paint, the first coat, is applied. It is important because this undercoat could be said to support the rest of the coating system. All weld seams, grinding seams, angles and edges are therefore meticulously blast cleaned.

Yacht builders who use pre-blasted and pre-primed material support their paint system on a dirty coat of primer which has been exposed to external conditions throughout the transport, storage, metalworking and construction process.

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