The ISTIA Award...
At the beginning of 2004, Visions East was invited to submit its abstract and
application for consideration in the first Seas event.
The International Superyacht Technology and Innovation Award
(ISTIA) was created to recognize technical excellence and innovation throughout
the superyacht industry.
The inaugural awards were unveiled in May of 2004 and the winners
were announced during the first SEAS event in Nice, France.
In the first year of the awards program, more than 70 entries were
received which were eventually voted down
to the six winners and six runners up, in each specific category, that were
selected by the editorial team of The
Category 1 Winner for Innovation was Visions East, Inc.
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Engineering and Construction
Software & Systems
Navigation & Communications
Safety & Security
Category 1 – Innovation
East Robotic Coatings The
yacht system performs laser surface mapping, plural component spraying of the
fairing material, precision milling and sanding and robotically sprays primers
and top coats on the exterior hull surface. It
makes the coatings process safer and more efficient while computer-controlled
robots perform the work.
(Excerpt from The
Yacht Report magazine,