Antifouling Tips Articles

How to prepare for the ban on Cybutryne Antifouling in 2023

What is cybutryne? Cybutryne (CAS No. 28159-98-0) is a biocide, xenobiotic and environmental contaminant. Its role as a biocide has seen it used as an ingredient in anti fouling systems on ships, floating platforms, FSUs and FSPOs. Why is cybutryne banned? In 2019, it...

What is the future of antifouling?

Marine biofouling is a huge problem for boat owners but also for the shipping industry across the globe. The build up of fouling organisms on hulls, rudders and propellers leads of higher fuel consumption and reduced boat performance. Traditionally, antifouling paints...

How to save money on boat maintenance

Owning a boat can be costly at the best of times but the sting is even more so during this cost of living crisis. This blog aims to give you some tips for saving money when it comes to rocketing boat ownership maintenance costs. Use a mooring rather than slip ways...

Environmentally friendly antifouling options

Antifouling the bottom of your boat is key to optimising fuel efficiency by reducing friction caused by the build up of marine organisms, such as barnacles, on the hull, rudders and propellers of your boat. However, antifouling paints can have a huge impact on marine...

What is the future of antifouling?

Marine biofouling is a huge problem for boat owners but also for the shipping industry across the globe. The build up of fouling organisms on hulls, rudders and propellers leads of higher fuel consumption and reduced boat performance. Traditionally, antifouling paints...

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How to save money on boat maintenance

Owning a boat can be costly at the best of times but the sting is even more so during this cost of living crisis. This blog aims to give you some tips for saving money when it comes to rocketing boat ownership maintenance costs. Use a mooring rather than slip ways...

read more

Environmentally friendly antifouling options

Antifouling the bottom of your boat is key to optimising fuel efficiency by reducing friction caused by the build up of marine organisms, such as barnacles, on the hull, rudders and propellers of your boat. However, antifouling paints can have a huge impact on marine...

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Yacht maintenance checklist

As you probably know, boat ownership and maintenance is expensive! Having a good boat maintenance schedule can help with maintaining your yacht in good shape for all the trips you make, reducing the likelihood of costly repairs, picking up any problems early before...

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How to remove barnacles from boat hull

When left in the water, over time, marine life such as algae, tube worms and barnacles will attach to your boat's hull. This build up of marine life is known as biofouling and can lead to increased fuel consumption and reduced fuel efficiency, as well as reduced...

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How do I keep my boat bottom clean?

Keeping your boat hull clean and free from bio fouling, such as algae, mussels and barnacles, is key to optimal boat performance. It improves handling, boat speed and fuel efficiency by reducing drag, prevents the boat sitting too low in the water and also prevents...

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What are the main types of antifouling?

The water around your boat is teeming with microscopic life, or fouling, that can attach to and build up on your hull, eventually attracting larger marine life such as mussels and barnacles. Over time this reduces the performance of your boat and increases fuel...

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The impact of antifouling on the marine environment

Use of antifouling methods to prevent the build up of marine fouling on the hulls of boats has multiple benefits to boat owners, including improving fuel efficiency and performance. Hulls may gather up to 150kg of fouling per square metre in just six months, with a...

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Is ultrasonic antifouling suitable for all boats?

No matter what your boat type you will need some kind of antifouling in place. This blog will talk you through your options depending on your boat hull material, access to the hull and boat size. Why is antifouling important? Do you need to antifoul your boat? The...

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