December 11th, 2012
We were recently contacted by the owner of a Coppercoated™ boat, “Mardi Gras”, that he believed had been treated around 12 years ago, by a previous owner. We happened to remember that his boat was previously owned by the (then) Commodore of Christchurch Sailing Club. The boat was actually treated in 1992, over 20 years ago! We were able to supply the current owner with some pictures of his boat from 1993. And yes, the Coppercoat™ is still working “brilliantly” on Mardi Gras, based in Falmouth.
September 10th, 2012
Back in March, Steve Blanchard of Poole Sea Safari (www.pooleseasafari.com) had Coppercoat™ applied to his commercial rib. The smooth and non-absorbent epoxy surface gave immediate improvements in hull speed and efficiency, so much so in fact that Steve calculated his fuel saving this year alone will more than recoup the cost of his Coppercoat™ application.
He wrote “…we have seen a massive decrease in the amount of fuel used, I kid you not, even compared to when she was brand new. In our 7 month season, we use around £25,000 of fuel. So far we are averaging about 15% decrease in fuel consumption, which should save me just under £4000 this year.” The question for motorboat owners becomes not “Can I afford Coppercoat™?” but instead, “can I afford not to have Coppercoat™?”!
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September 10th, 2012
We have always had a strong following amongst the leisure boating community, with most Coppercoat™ treated boats being between 25 and 45ft in length. But increasingly Coppercoat™ is being used by larger leisure boats and super-yachts. In the last month alone Coppercoat™ has been applied to the 49m motor-yacht “T6” in New Zealand and a 45m catamaran in Abu Dhabi (see attached pictures). Other super-yachts using Coppercoat™ include the 57m yacht “Pan orama” treated in Greece and the 33m motor-yacht “Beothuk” treated in the USA.
For more information and pictures see below:
September 10th, 2012
Later than most I know, but finally we have joined Facebook. This regularly updated site contains all the latest news and pictures relating to Coppercoat™, as well as a smattering of more general (and boating) stories. If you are Facebook subscriber, log on to http://www.facebook.com/antifoul . And if you like it, don’t forget to click “like”!
September 10th, 2012
We are pleased to announce that Coppercoat™ anti-foul has now been certified by Lloyd’s Register. This means that it can now be used on ships that are built and managed to Lloyd’s Register specifications. Therefore Coppercoat™ can now be used by even the largest commercial ships and super-yachts as well as personal leisure boats. (Certificate copies available on request)
July 5th, 2012
Forum contributor “Tolhurstorganic” YBW Forum.
Wooden Pinky Ketch
Moored in Emsworth, UK.
Treated early 2011.
“Naida, my hand built Pinky ketch was treated by myself with Coppercoat™ during her build. She was launched 15 months ago and have just dried her on a grid at Emsworth a very quick clean off had her bottom looking like new. So for me the product definitely works and looks great too. This is a moulded wood hull.”
For more information on Ian’s beautiful yacht, please see: http://www.tolhurstorganic.co.uk/consultancy_-_boat_building.cfm
March 30th, 2012
Yesterday I had the rare opportunity to enjoy a sunny afternoon at Dell Quay Yacht Yard. Whilst there I took a few pictures of some of the boats present using Coppercoat™. These boats included the owner of the yards personal fishing boat and a yacht I remember supplying 20 years ago. I was pleased to see and hear how well these boats are performing. I must get out more often! (Please note the boats which are still brown are newly treated and yet to be launched and hence have yet to turn to the normal verdigris colour.)
June 13th, 2011
We are delighted to have won the prestigious Eco Friendly Business category of the Asian Marine & Boating Awards 2011, held in conjunction with the China (Shanghai) International Boat Show. The award was presented to Nigel MacFarlane (Coppercoat™ representative for Hong Kong) by Yang Xin Fa (Secretary General of the Chinese Boatbuilding Association) at a gala dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in Shanghai.
It is very rare for any anti-foul to receive an award for being environmentally friendly, so this is a major coup for us and welcome recognition that Coppercoat™ is an environmentally sensible choice.
By commonly remaining effective for between 10 to 20 years, anti-fouling a boat once with low-leaching Coppercoat™ is clearly far more responsible than re-anti-fouling every year with a standard eroding anti-foul paint. And you don’t have 10 to 20 years worth of painting apparel such as rollers, brushes, tins and plastic paints trays to bury in a landfill site either!
February 7th, 2011
At the recent London Boat Show it was great to catch up with old customers, Sue and Stuart from Sails and Summits, who Coppercoated their Dufour 455 ”Esseness” 3 years ago. They were planning on lifting her out for her first lift since being treated and promised to send us pictures of the results. Whilst we don’t as a rule recommend that you leave a boat in the water for 3 years without a clean, it does show what Coppercoat™ is capable of. If you are looking for a holiday with a difference, why not check out their website www.sailsandsummits.co.uk/
Below are the pictures of “Esseness” when lifted:
Esseness as lifted
Keel as lifted.
Clean and on the hard.
January 24th, 2011
As many of you will have seen in the past, there are always a good number of new boats treated with Coppercoat™ at boat shows all around the world. During a quiet five minutes at the recent London International Boat show, I took the opportunity to take a few pictures of some of the boats present treated with Coppercoat™. If any of you have any more pictures of boats showing off their Coppercoat™, please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Just some of the manufacturers we currently supply at a build stage are Sessa, Sunseeker, Cornish Crabbers, Solaris, Southerly, Najad, Discovery and Hanse.