Blog

2
Feb

Lick of new paint for Clipper 70s

Over the last six months, the Clipper Race fleet of twelve 70-foot ocean racing yachts has been given a makeover of mighty proportions in preparation for the Clipper 2017-18 Race. In addition to major works during this refit, the Maintenance Team is also carrying out the usual servicing, replacements, re-rigging, upgrades and improvements, including the …

4
Jul

13 Years, 3 Boats and 3 Children.

For many of us, sailing around the world is a dream. The time, commitment and finances reqired often make this dream impossible. In 2003 Matthieu Fleury, and his partner Soizic, realised this dream and began a 3 year circumnavigation. 13 years, 3 boats and 3 children later, this dream has become their life. In 2003, Matt …

25
May

Coppercoat on the Rapido 60.

The Rapido 60, designed by Morrelli & Melvin to offer its owners volume, comfort and speed. At the origin of the project is Paul Koch, who has designed, built, sailed and raced trimarans for 25 years (notably the Corsair trimarans), and who wanted a blue-water cruising boat with space to live, but offering all the ...
4
May

Not your run of the mill Coppercoat application!

Over the years some strange things have had a Coppercoat application. Subbuteo Buoys in Barcelona harbour, a chandelier in Stringfellows nightclub, even the raised bed in my front garden have all been Coppercoated! However, I think this is our first Nuclear Diffuser Dome!  

26
Apr

Abrading Coppercoat.

I recently came across this thread on the YBW forum about abrading Coppercoat and it was nice to read of a customer doing this after 12 years and having a clean hull after 18 months afloat, even in a high fouling area like Sant Carles!: Abrading Coppercoat Should I be abrading Coppercoat? We are often asked by customer when they ...
24
Mar

Coppercoat Long Life Antifoul!

This morning I called into Cobb's Quay in Dorset, to a yacht we treated in 1994, near the start of Coppercoat's history. Jayson and Ewan, the two founders of Coppercoat, treated this boat themselves. "Nickla Thyse", a Moody 336, has recently changed hands and the new owner has decided to apply a new treatment of Coppercoat. The initial treatment of ...
14
Mar

Coppercoat on a Riostar 130 Superyacht.

Our Brazilian distributor, Marcos Agra, recently sent us some pictures of Coppercoat on a Riostar 130 Superyacht. This brand new Superyacht, built by Riostar Yachts of Brazil, has a copper coloured super structure with a cream top. I think this looks brilliant with the Coppercoat hull! For more detail on this new superyacht see here
12
Feb

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston chooses Coppercoat for Suhaili.

Sailing Legend, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston chooses Coppercoat for his yacht Suhaili. I had the pleasure of meeting with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston last week, to discuss Coppercoat for his famous yacht, Suhaili. As many of you will know, Suhaili is in the middle of a full refit. Following a 5 year stint at the National Maritime ...
25
Jan

Coppercoat on the flagship Sunseeker 155 super yacht.

Sunseeker have just released this footage of the much anticipated 155 Super Yacht leaving the factory. This vessel, the largest and most expensive to date, had Coppercoat specified at the design stage and I was lucky enough to meet with the project manager and see this amazing Super Yacht a few months ago. It is a mightily impressive thing to …

20
Jan

Coppercoat Independent real world review.

A Coppercoat Independent real world review. I came across this on a world wide Cruiser's forum this morning. Certainly worth a read. This boat has been in the water for 20 months, without any scrubs: "A few pictures taken today.Boat was Coppercoated back in May 2014,and has been in the water since then, no hull scrubs in the ...
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