M/Y Anawa – Airbus H135 protective cover

M/Y Anawa 62 meter Damen: The pilot said the last helicopter cover we made for him was the best in the world so when Anawa got a new Airbus helicopter onboard he asked us to make the new covers for it.

They needed to protect it from salt spray and be able to withstand the extreme weather conditions that the explorer vessel Anawa was going to be cruising in.

The covers needed to be quick and easy to put on and take off, we could only use existing fittings and places on the helicopter to fasten the covers to.

We used a product called Jetty Plus which has a soft lining on the inside and a waterproof outer layer. We had to think outside the box to come up with the simplest method to put on the covers and make them secure. In the end we used a combination of zips, straps and shock cord to fit and secure the covers.

We also recovered Anawa’s exterior seating/ lounging areas and supplied some wet covers while she was undergoing refit at Orams Marine. We used Sunbrella for the upholstery and Stamoid heavy for the covers as these needed to be very strong.