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5 Years, 6 Continents, and 27 Countries Later

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"Saving yourself the time and effort, in addition to ensuring you get the most out of your propellers, makes Propspeed well worth it."

Amy Alton
Sailor, Starry Horizons

Summary

Amy and David Alton spent 5 years sailing the world, visiting 6 continents and 27 countries and territories. One comfort that has accompanied them on their travels since 2017 is Propspeed.

Propspeed coated saildrive on Fountaine Pajot Helia 44

About

In late 2014, David and Amy Alton, otherwise known as the Star Chasers, packed up their entire life and moved aboard their new yacht, Starry Horizons, a Fountaine Pajot Helia 44. This was the beginning of their adventure around the world.

Circumnavigating took the couple 5 years and brought them to 6 continents and 27 continents and territories. One comfort that has accompanied Starry Horizons on their travels since 2017 is Propspeed. “We were tired of cleaning our props so often. We searched online for a solution, and since we were in New Zealand, it was convenient to give it a try. And Propspeed has a great reputation.”

Fountaine pajot helia 44 with Propspeed coated saildrive

Whilst sailing the coast of Australia, Amy and David experienced first-hand the difference of Propspeed versus no Propspeed. “We had one folding propeller with Propspeed and one without. We departed to make our way up the coast and discovered the propeller without Propspeed had so much growth on it that it couldn’t close…we had to detour to anchor off an island and clean our propeller.

So would Amy and David recommend Propspeed? “Absolutely. It’s one less thing to worry about, and with the investment of folding propellers, you certainly want to keep your propellers clean as easily possible…Saving yourself the time and effort, in addition to ensuring you get the most out of your propellers, makes Propspeed well worth it.”

"Saving yourself the time and effort, in addition to ensuring you get the most out of your propellers, makes Propspeed well worth it."

Amy Alton
Sailor, Starry Horizons

Propspeed

Foul-release coating for all underwater metals.

Vessel

Sailboat

Location

Circumnavigation

Benefits

  • Protection against fouling
  • Reduced maintenance
  • Protecting underwater assets