Prior to using Foulfree™, Propspeed’s foul-release transducer coating, the Atlantic Shark Institute faced the challenge of biofouling, which impacted the performance of tags deployed on sharks.
“From our perspective, Foulfree is a must-have for anyone who conducts research and uses tags to transmit data”
Jon F. Dodd
Executive Director, Atlantic Shark Institue
Boat owner Mark Lister couldn't be happier with the performance of Propspeed on his Gori folding propeller.
"With respect to Propspeed’s performance, I couldn’t be happier. Each time I dove I found just a small amount of growth (a film) on the prop which wiped off easily with a sponge, leaving the prop in a like-new condition."
Boat owner Larry Goldberg swears by Propspeed after over 10 years of use after experiencing increased fuel efficiency and clean running gear.
"Propspeed keeps running gear clean for two years when the boat is used a few times a month and increases fuel economy from around 10% to 15% depending on the vessel I have used it on."
Owner, Sea Ray 340 Sundancer
Brit Etzold recently discovered the effectiveness of Propspeed after applying it to his Nordhavn 47, which has led to significant improvements in his vessel's performance, such as an extra half a knot at the same fuel flow.
"We’re getting about 1800 RPM and 7 and a half knots. When 7 knots is a big deal, an extra half a knot actually makes a difference.”
Owner, "Escape Velocity, Nordhavn 47
Montkaj is powered by twin 12-cyclinder 2,525 hp Caterpillar engines, allowing her to reach a max speed of 18 knots and cruise at a comfortable 15 knots.
“We have been using Propspeed for a long time on Montkaj and we have seen the effectiveness of this coating. At each service we find our propellers and our shafts clean and without corrosion.”
Second Officer, Montkaj, 78-metre superyacht
Hugh Fissore replaced the original product on his 2020 Princess F50 with Propspeed and was not disappointed - reducing his fuel consumption by 40 litres per hour!
“Before the application of Propspeed, on the same trip, I consumed 200 litres per hour. This year I consumed 160 liters per hour.”
Owner, Princess F50
Propspeed was put to the test on a Blackfin 29 Flybridge, with all tests returning the same result - an increase in speed and decrease in fuel consumption after applying Propspeed.
“In all three tests, we were getting the same results. In my opinion, we have gained 1 knot from the props being painted in Propspeed."
Owner, Blackfin 29 Flybridge
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