The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) took delivery of a new Impact 12-metre RIB in December.
The boat was coated with HullSpeed 3000 after production speed trials were completed and then tested again. Both testing protocols were conducted by Impact manufacturing staff. The application came at the request of FWC in efforts to improve fuel economy, speed and introduce eco-friendly bottom paint into their fleet. FWC and similar environmental enforcement organisations throughout the world are becoming increasingly aware of conservation laws concerning environmentally harmful bottom paints. It is important that these organizations know and utilize eco-friendly alternatives.