Without antifouling your hull, your vessel will become a breeding ground for all types of marine life, barnacles, weeds and more invasive creatures.
This fouling of your vessel reduces fuel efficiency, which in turn can lead to further emissions into the environment. Also excessive fouling may lead to steering and manoeuvrability difficulties. Any Yacht owner that races will know the importance of keeping the hull smooth and free of any fouling to avoid unnecessary drag. Fouling can obstruct the engines water intakes causing overheating.
The build-up of biofouling on marine vessels poses a significant problem. In some instances, the hull structure and propulsion systems can be damaged.
We are all very fortunate to enjoy boating in the most beautiful part of the world. As we appreciate this, we acknowledge the huge importance of ensuring our Hauraki Gulf can be enjoyed by more generations to come. Keeping a handle on our vessels biofouling will contribute to this.
We offer free services such as assisting our owners to bring the boat around in inclement weather. We dont charge any extra than quoted if we have spent a couple of hours completing minor repairs, filling, fairing and priming. We don’t cut corners, we use the correct amount of antifoul that is specified on your vessels measurement
We take care of your boat and insure that antifouling overspray and other contaminates are keeped off your vessel whilst on the hardstand.
We are happy to work with other Contractors to get the job done in a timely manner and as we are at the hardstand we can help manage the whole project for no extra cost. For example if she requires more than antifouling, we can arrange other contractors for engine servicing, touch ups, vinyl replacement, and repairs etc.
We can offer advice on the different Antifouls available, which Antifoul will suit your boat, her existing antifoul, her locality and your budget.
If it is that time to remove the build-up of old Antifoul, give us a call. We are experienced in the scrape backs of hulls. We use Guide coats to enable us to ensure a nice smooth finish. Owners are extremely pleased with the results.