This year, the vessel required re-varnishing, and in the words of the vessel’s captain Russell Potter: “Shenandoah is arguably the most famous classic sailing yacht in the world, and Awlgrip is a market leading product. It seemed like a good match! We chose Awlgrip for its quality and familiarity.”
The areas to be varnished included all the spars, the three masts, three topmast, three gaffs and booms, as well as some areas of the deck, including the helm station, lazarette hatch and engine order telegraph. On a 177 ft schooner, this represents a significant task and an expanse of surface area. The varnish application was done by brush only, using the latest addition to the Awlwood range of high-performance varnishes: Awlwood Multi-Climate Gloss.