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Pilot-Tested and Recommended

  • Propspeed
  • Barca a motore
  • Testimonial

"I just had the boat hauled; the product had been on there a year, and I’m going to get another eight months or a year out of it. I highly recommend Propspeed."

Rich Taylor
Owner, 39ft Tiara

Summary

As a pilot for American Airlines, Rich Taylor understands the importance of an efficiently running vessel.

Rich Taylor at the helm of his 39 foot Tiara motor yacht

About

Rich Taylor of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a pilot for American Airlines and has flown all kinds of aircraft, from single-seaters to wide-body planes carrying up to 300 passengers. Currently captaining the airbus A330 to destinations throughout Europe, Rich is equally passionate about boating.

“As a pilot flying high-performance jets, I understand the need to reduce parasitic drag. Because you don’t want parasites hanging around on your boat—you know, unless they’re really attractive,” he jokes.

Rich is serious about boating, however, a hobby he got into when he was just 12 years old, the same summer he began taking flying lessons with his father, a former air force pilot. He first used Propspeed on a 41-foot sailboat that he cruised around the western Caribbean, Florida and the Bahamas between 1997 and 2010.

Rich Taylor and his wife Laurina aboard their 39 foot Tiara motor yacht

Four years ago, he bought his current boat, a 39-foot Tiara Sovran with Volvo Penta IPS diesel engines. Joystick-control pod drives and two forward-facing, counter-rotating props complete the setup. “Propspeed was a no-brainer,” he says. “A clean prop is essential for maximum performance and efficiency on any boat. I had used bottom paint on previous props, but it wore off fairly quickly.”

On the recommendation of a marine repair specialist friend who handled his boat’s maintenance, Rich first used Propspeed in 1999 and found it particularly beneficial in protecting the underwater metal surfaces of his pods.

“It’s a great product—better mileage, smoother running. I just had the boat hauled; the product had been on there a year, and I’m going to get another eight months or a year out of it. I highly recommend Propspeed.”

"As a pilot flying high-performance jets, I understand the need to reduce parasitic drag."

Rich Taylor
Owner, 39ft Tiara

Propspeed

Foul-release coating for all underwater metals.

Vessel

Powerboat

Location

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Benefits

  • More speed, less fuel
  • Product performance
  • Improved efficiency

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