Humidification for shipyards

The correct humidity is crucial when building a yacht, especially when you consider the exclusive, luxury woods used in outfitting the vessel, and the water-based paints and lacquers used for the finishes. The wrong humidity will invariably lead to costly repairs or the need to completely rework sections.


Avoid unnecessary repair work with the correct humidity


Variations in the humidity levels affect the quality of woods and timber. When the air is too dry wood can shrink, crack, and warp. Building luxury yachts is precision work, where measurements must be exact and quality is paramount. It therefore necessary to have precise control over the humidity.

  • Achieve KOMO-Quality Mark certification, or other accreditations.

  • Eliminate dried-out, warped, cracked wood.

  • Avoid unevenly-sized materials.

Paints and Lacquers

These days, industrial paints and lacquers are water-based. Variations in the humidity level can affect the drying process, causing bubbles and imperfections in the finish. The length of the drying time can also be adversely affected. The finish can also be spoiled by dust particles in the air. The correct humidity keeps dust under control, and provides the perfect conditions for applying and drying paints and lacquers, thereby avoiding costly rework.

  • Avoid patchy effects caused by the uneven drying of paint and lacquer

  • Avoid delays in production

  • Prevent a bubbled, blistered finish

  • Reduce the level of dust in the air


Reduced dust levels in the workshops


The correct humidity also means less dust. The moisture in the air makes the dust particles heavier, meaning that they fall to the ground instead of floating about. This improves the work climate, and sometimes even results in less work for the ventilation systems.



You have to take extra special care with a yacht. As the Dutch market leader in custom-built humidification systems, we are proud to have contributed towards the production of dozens of exclusive, luxury yachts since our beginnings 1991.

  • Our experts co-wrote ISSO 55.3 (the guidelines for Legionella safe installations)

  • All our installations comply with the ISSO 55.3 Publication guidelines

  • TÜV Nord have certified that our installation systems comply with VDI 6022

  • We meet the guidelines as outlined in the TNO Hospital Report

  • We have the biggest maintenance network in Benelux

For free advice on safe, energy-saving humidification solutions tailor-made for your business, contact us here.

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