World-leading commercial fishing shipbuilder Padmos finds Propspeed reduces fuel consumption and load
“The data that we gathered suggest a clear improvement in the performance of the vessel with Propspeed from the day it was applied. Impressed by these results, we’re now implementing Propspeed on all our vessels and recommending it to our customers.”
Ing. Maurits van Maaren
Naval Architect, Padmos
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
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
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
Propspeed remains the preferred solution for Freedom Fast Cats in Queensland, Australia after more than 20 years of use.
"Over 20 hours, there was a noticeable difference in the fuel burn between the two sides, with the port side burning an additional 200 litres of fuel and clocking up an extra two hours of run time compared to the propeller with Propspeed.”
Owner, Freedom Fast Cats
Prior to using Propspeed, Argo was making work difficult for its fishing crew, often cruising at a sluggish 5 knots.
"We don’t get to see our family a lot so if we can do anything to help us get home faster, get home and eat dinner, go see my girlfriend, my mom, my dogs, we’re going to do it."
Crew member, Argo
Based in Lyttelton, New Zealand, and part of the Stark Group of companies owned and operated by the Stark family, Ocean Fisheries Ltd. was started in 1967 to encompass the company’s commercial fishing operations.
"The benefits of Propspeed are definitely noticeable in terms of a much cleaner propeller when we haul the vessel for survey, maintenance and repairs. Application of Propspeed has now become a must-do job at all haul outs."
CEO, Ocean Fisheries
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