The wood with which the P8 is built is FSC certified marine plywood approved by RINA, the best wood on the market for nautical use. This precious variety, treated with the high protection painting cycle to which it is subjected during processing, is selected for lasting immersion in water. With regard to maintenance, which as known is directly proportional to the time of exposure to sunlight, it does not depend on the material with which the boat is built. More time in the sun? More maintenance. The big advantage of the p8, compared to ordinary boats, is given by the effective ease with which it can be stored for many months a year away from the sun. The P8 consequently has very low maintenance requirements compared to any other boat.
I'm Italian, I'm 58, from Puglia, born in Barletta and I live in Cassano delle Murge in the province of Bari. Married to Marcella and I have 2 children, Marco and Francesca. I have been sailing for 50 years and have loved sailing since I was a child. I am a computer scientist, expert sailor, designer and owner of the Nauticat 43 "Madi". I have designed and built many beautiful wooden boats including the P8. I am the administrator of ZenTime Srl and the webmaster of this site.