Antifouling Systems for yachts

Anti Fouling

Fouling is the growth of marine organisms on the underwater area of vessels outside hull. Any organism capable of attaching itself to a vessel can cause fouling. Fortunately, only relatively few species are found on ships hulls.

The most quoted effect of fouling in a ship hull is the increase in drag and hull roughness resulting in speed reduction. Using antifoulings is therefore an effective solution and worthwhile investment too

The basic principle of any antifouling is the release of active compounds called biocides at the coating-seawater interface where it creates a hostile environment for fouling organisms. Fouling will therefore be prevented and any growth of fouling will be inhibited.

The mechanism how biocides are released can vay from antifouling to antifouling and depends onthe type of boat, coating system and budget.

Transocean has a long history in testing and developing antifouling systems. Before being introduced as a Transocean Antifouling, the formula has gone through extensive test procedures such as erosion rate measurements and static immersion in various sea conditions ranging from icy waters to tropical marinas.

The usage guide shows which transocean Antifouling system is suitable for yout boat.

Anti fouling table

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