Revolutionary water-based drag reduction bottom paints are being credited with increasing the speed and fuel economy of superyachts by up to 8%.
Belle Adventure the 29 metre William Fife Classic Sailing Yacht was coated in March 2012 with HullSpeed 3000-series. She had sailed 9.5 knots in 12 knots of wind with her Petit Ultra bottom paint but one coated sailed 10.5-11 knots in 12 knots of wind with HullSpeed demonstrating an improvement in speed of between 8.5% and 12.5%
The epoxy/silicone dual domain polymer network combines the hardness and abrasion resistance of organic epoxides and the performance characteristics of dimethyl silicones.
HullSpeed coatings are one of the most eco-friendly paints available and contain no biocides, heavy metals or anti-fouling agents.
The very low VOC’s and extremely low fumes during application make this a product of choice for confined spaces and environmentally conscious applications.
Less time and materials are required to apply the coating and with proven speed and fuel economy increases there is a cost saving tool for both suppliers and consumers to benefit from.
HullSpeed a subsidiary of Greenfield Mfg., Inc. located in Saratoga Springs, NY was established in 2002 originating in the performance sailing markets.