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Bolidt wins backing across ocean and river cruise newbuilds and refurbs

Bolidt wins backing across ocean and river cruise newbuilds and refurbs
Bolidt Synthetic Products & Systems has booked orders for its decking solutions covering newbuildings deliverying in the next five years.

Among others, Bolideck® products have been specified by Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International, Viking River Cruises and TUI Cruises.

Latest delivery to sport Bolidt products is the 324mtr long, 4,000-passenger Norwegian Getaway which made its maiden voyage to the Caribbean last month. Continuing a long track record of cooperation with both Norwegian and Meyer Werft, Bolidt installed nearly 17,000sq mtr of decking, covering indoor and outdoor areas. Products supplied included the low maintenance and slip-resistant Bolideck Future Teak.

Also featured extensively onboard Norwegian Getaway is Bolideck 525 flexible decking system. For example, the material was used to create the grass-like putting surface for the vessel’s mini-golf course.

Bolidt completed a similar installation on the sistership, Norwegian Breakaway, which was delivered in 2013. Bolideck Future Teak and Bolideck 525 will feature on the 4,200 passenger capacity Breakaway Plus-class Norwegian Escape, which is due for delivery in October 2015.

Another repeat customer is RCI, which is featuring  Bolideck products on Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas, due for delivery in November 2014 and March 2015 respectively. Future Teak will be used for the stateroom balconies on the Quantum-class vessels, while Bolideck Select Soft will feature extensively in public areas.

Bolidt decking will be a feature of the 295mtr long, 2,500 passenger Mein Schiff 3, which is nearing completion for TUI Cruises at STX Europe, Turku. Both Bolideck Future Teak and Bolideck Select Soft will be onboard.

In the river cruise sector, Viking River Cruises has specified the company’s products for a number of new vessels that enter service in 2014, including Viking Ingwi, Viking Eistla, Viking Bestla and Viking Alsvin. Bolideck Future Teak has been used on the outer decks, including the 95 stateroom balconies and the Aquavit Terrace at the bow. Future Teak will also be a feature of the embarkation decks, the shuffleboard area on the top deck and various staircases.

Jacco van Overbeek, director maritime division, Bolidt told Seatrade Insider. ‘in addition to all these newbuild contracts, refurbishment work is a growing market for us.’ He added, ‘we are delighted that we have secured the backing of so many high quality cruise ship operators, onboard vessels which have very different ambiences, underscoring the flexibility of our decking systems that can be used within many different design frameworks.’