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Icard Maritime Saves Fuel With Propspeed On Passenger Vessel

  • Fuel Savings
  • Propspeed
  • Commercial & Superyacht

"Before Propspeed, we consumed 180.74 liters per hour and this year we consumed an average of 153.56 liters per hour, which represents a little over 15% savings.”

Renaud de Bernard, CEO
Icard Maritime, France

Summary

Icard Maritime has an impressive fleet of 5 vessels, ranging from the traditional wooden trawler to a hybrid-powered vessel - Helios, which has seen significant fuel savings after applying Propspeed.

Passenger vessel Helios

About

Icard Maritime, established in 1984 in Marseille, France, began as a food and supplies transportation service and now has an impressive fleet of 5 vessels, ranging from the traditional wooden trawler to a hybrid-powered vessel.

Hélios, Icard Maritime’s hybrid-powered passenger boat, first had Propspeed applied in 2021. The vessel has a hybrid-diesel and electric propulsion to allow it to operate in the natural park of Calanques in Marseille, a protected site. As a bonus, Propspeed contains no biocides, helping to protect this magnificent and fragile place.

Propspeed applied to passenger vessel Helios propellers

Following the application of Propspeed, Hélios experienced an increase in speed and reduced fuel consumption. “Before Propspeed, we consumed 180.74 liters per hour and this year we consumed an average of 153.56 liters per hour, which represents a little over 15% savings,” says Renaud de Bernard, CEO, Icard Maritime. “Usually we have a loss of speed at the end of the season – this season, we had no loss. We are very satisfied and will renew the application."

Albert Olocan and Renaud de Bernard, Icard Maritime

Propspeed understands the importance of the commercial market and the savings that can be had through the use of our product line on commercial vessels. We have recently launched the Propspeed Commercial Kit, created specifically for the commercial marine trade professional. This kit includes everything need to coat a surface of 14.2m2 / 153ft2, ensuring your vessels operational readiness and sustained performance, while reducing maintenance and fuel cost.

"Before Propspeed, we consumed 180.74 liters per hour and this year we consumed an average of 153.56 liters per hour, which represents a little over 15% savings.”

Renaud de Bernard, CEO
Icard Maritime, France

Propspeed

Reduce Cost & Save Fuel

Vessel

Passenger vessel

Location

Marseille, France

Benefits

  • Reduce cost & save fuel
  • Improved efficiency
  • Biocide free