Press Reviews

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After six months of the boat being in constant use, I’m very impressed.  Previously, the hull would have had very heavy fouling on it, but as you can see from the photo the only growth is on the aluminium keel bands, which I wasn’t able to prepare in the same way as the rest of the hull.

Applying Coppercoat Antifouling, “Practical Boat Owner” April 2015, written by David Parker

I personally wouldn’t use any other anti-fouling on any vessel I own in the future. The savings over the minimum 10 year period of its life expectancy will be quite considerable. When compared with using regular anti-foul, applying Coppercoat will save me nearly £3,900!

Antifouling Special, “Practical Boat Owner” 2009, written by Mike Coates

The Coppercoat has performed extremely well as an antifouling, needing only a light washing down each year to remove the ubiquitous river lichen slime.” “As an antifouling we have been particularly impressed by Coppercoat performance over the years and we would confidently recommend it.

8 year trial by ‘Yachting Monthly’ 1999, written by Duncan Kent

Needless to say it was a simple decision for us to continue using Coppercoat, and we were happy to find the product sold in New Zealand. Travelling in remote regions, many people carry extra anti-foul with them to re-do their boat as they go. Coppercoat gives us the confidence that we won’t run into these issues.

Article from ‘Trade A Boat’ 2007, written by Rowan Spinks

The main advantage of Coppercoat is that it is lower maintenance than ordinary paint, and owners in the Med have told us that they need less frequent haul-outs to deal with waterline weed and general slime. Owners in the Caribbean have told us that their hulls stayed cleaner for much longer.

Article from ‘Practical Boat Owner’ 2006, written by Jake Kavanagh

Since her launch almost seven years ago ‘Zest’ has never been out of the water for more than 18 hours. Our experience is that copper epoxy, (Coppercoat) is a great success. We never have any weed or barnacles on the bottom, just a thin layer of slime that is easily blasted away by a pressure hose.

Article from ‘Yachting Monthly’ 2001, written by Miles Kendall

There was no weed or barnacles on the Coppercoated hull and just 30 minutes after its lift and clean off I was back on the water and heading out to the Solent, where  I was pleased to find that she was still  just as quick as she was last season. On the basis of these results I wouldn’t hesitate to use Coppercoat again.

Stunted Growth, “Motorboating & Yachting” 2012, written by  Greg Copp

Our experience with Coppercoat has been fantastic. In all the 14 years we’ve never had a barnacle, seaweed, nothing…. The original claim for our Coppercoat was that it would last 10 years and many people were sceptical. Our test proves the doubters wrong.

14 year trial by ‘Practical Boat Owner’ 2007, written by Sarah Norbury

Since applying the Coppercoat system I have been delighted with its performance. There’s been much less weed build-up than in previous years, and what did appear has been easy to remove. It’s quite a high initial outlay, but a lot of money will be saved over the years and it seems to work as a very effective anti-fouling with the bonus of offering good hull protection.

Article from ‘Sailing Today’ 2002,  written by John Goode, Editor

As far as I am concerned, it really does work. John Burges has much the same experience as me. He reports that he is delighted with the product

Article from ‘Multihull International’ 1994, written by Malcolm Turner

Copper epoxies tend to be favoured by environmental groups as they do not leach their metallic content in anything like the quantity that the popular self-eroding antifouls do, thereby reducing the build up of copper on the seabed, and equally importantly, continuing to be effective with little or no maintenance for ten or more years. Now must be the time to consider whether Coppercoat could be the answer to your fouling problems, both economically and environmentally.

Article from ‘Captain’s Log’ 2002, written by Duncan Kent