Resin applications specialist Bolidt will supply and install decking and flooring for NYK Cruises’ latest ship, Asuka III, which is currently under construction at Meyer Werft’s shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. This will be the first time Bolidt’s products have been used in a ship destined for the Japanese cruise market.
Bolidt has collaborated with NYK Cruises, interior design firm SMC Design and Meyer Werft to develop a selection of new colours for the ship’s interiors, with special attention given to the sports courts. Bolidt will supply a range of products for Asuka III, including its Future Teak, Select Hard, and Select Soft flooring products.
“Although we have previously worked with East Asian operators such as Genting Hong Kong, Japan is a new market for us, and as such, it presents new opportunities,” said Jacco van Overbeek, director maritime at Bolidt. “Bolideck systems, in particular Future Teak, are the ideal choice for modern, environmentally friendly vessels like Asuka III, and we are delighted to be collaborating with NYK Cruises on this exciting project.”
Asuka III will have capacity for 744 passengers and will be LNG powered. It is scheduled to be delivered by Meyer Werft in 2025, after which it will homeport in Yokohama, Japan.