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
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.
"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
Diver Tim Valka, owner of Timmy's DownUnder, has found that boats with Propspeed applied are generally better maintained and are significantly easier to clean than boats without Propspeed applied.
"Very rarely do I need to use anything more than my glove to clean running gear with Propspeed. If a boat doesn’t have Propspeed, I use a wire brush or hand scraper every time."
Owner - Diving Service - Timmy's DownUnder
Sir Robert is a 22.2 metre tug featuring 2 Caterpillar 3516 EUI marine diesels, producing a total of 4400 HP and 50-tonnes pulling power, and can operate at a speed of 12 knots.
"Following a recent dive inspection of the underwater hull, the divers report suggests that all areas coated in Propspeed are looking clean and free of marine build up.”
Tug Engineer, Sir Robert
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