April 7th, 2010
As you can imagine with boats changing hands over the years, it is difficult to keep track of some of the first boats treated with Coppercoat™, nearly 20 years ago. However at the 2010 London Boat Show it was my pleasure to meet up with Robert and Ann Burns, who’s 27ft Albin Vega was treated with Coppercoat™ in 1993. Yesterday they were kind enough to send me an email with some pictures of their boat over the years. Below is a copy of the email:
You may remember that we spoke to you at the London Boat Show in January about our experience with Copperbot (now Coppercoat™) on our 27ft Albin Vega. You asked us to send you some photos of the hull over the years. Unfortunately we cannot easily find a number of the pictures from some of the intervening years as they are stored away in boxes in the loft. However, I have some showing our application of Copperbot in 1993 and one after the first season, one 10 years on and one at the present time, 17 years on.
Initially, I was concerned that we had made a sensible decision in moving from the standard antifouling to this new product, but time has proved what a great choice we made. The time and expense that we have subsequently saved over the years has been substantial and we have been delighted with the product. It was guaranteed for 5 years in 1993, with an expectation of 10 years, so we are more than pleased to still be going with the original application 17 years on, with only a rub with wet and dry last year to refresh the surface. During this period we have sailed extensively around the West Coast of Scotland and over to Ireland.
I look forward to seeing you next year at the Boat Show.
Bob and Ann
The cost to Coppercoat™ an Albin Vega 27 today is £411.25 (inc VAT). This equates to less than £25 per annum, over 17 years, and saves the hassle of having to repaint the hull each season. If you would like a quote for your boat, please contact us.