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Announcing the New Propspeed Wicked Captain Brand Ambassadors

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Leader in underwater coatings partners with celebrity Captains to keep their vessels performing at their peak season after season.


Auckland, New Zealand– Propspeed, leading innovator of underwater foul-release coatings, announced today it has contracted with a number of brand ambassadors. Five captains, each part of the Wicked Tuna fleet, will promote Propspeed products and demonstrate the benefits of using the line to keep their vessels running smoothly through the demands of their occupational endeavors.

Propspeed Brand Ambassadors now include:

  • Wicked Tuna Captain Dave Marciano – FV Hard Merchandise
  • Wicked Tuna Captain Tyler McLaughlin – FV Pinwheel
  • Wicked Tuna Captain TJ Ott – FV Hot Tuna
  • Wicked Tuna Captain Paul Hebert – FV Wicked Pissah
  • Wicked Tuna Captain Bob Cook – FV Fat Tuna

“These professional fishing captains rely on their boats for their very livelihood,” said Chris Baird, CEO, Propspeed. “We are honored that they have chosen a proven brand like Propspeed to keep their equipment running reliably in some of the most challenging conditions imaginable.”

"I am so honored to have Propspeed on my new boat, Propspeed is amazing,” said Paul Hebert. “When I hauled my boat last year for the winter, I noticed that the Propspeed had protected every inch of the surface it was covering. Putting Propspeed on my boat has saved me countless hours of work each season!" 

“Last season, I had Propspeed products applied on my wheel, rudder, underwater lights and transducer,” said Bob Cook. “Fat Tuna looks as fresh hauling out as the day she went in for the season!”

The television show Wicked Tuna follows a group of salty fishermen from the nation's oldest seaport, Gloucester, Massachusetts, as they make their living the way it has been done for centuries – rod and reel fishing, one catch at a time – all in pursuit of the bluefin tuna. The tenth season is currently airing on the National Geographic Channel and nine previous seasons are now available to stream on Disney+. 

Propspeed’s ultra-slick topcoat is specially formulated to prevent marine growth from bonding to metal surfaces below the waterline. It is proven to increase boat efficiency, reduce drag, save on fuel and maintenance costs, and protect from corrosion. It features an exceptionally strong chemical and mechanical bond between the metal substrate, the Etching Primer and the Clear Coat – ensuring that the Propspeed coating actually sticks to running gear, and any other underwater metals, and performs season after season. Propspeed products include Propspeed for running gear and underwater metals, Foulfree for transducers and Lightspeed for underwater lighting.

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