We have applied Finsulate to lots of yachts around the world. As we cannot show you all the experiences, below you find a selection of a variety of yachts to give you an impression:

Finsulate is applicable to practically any kind of hull!

Sealine T51 Flybridge

Sailing behavior

  • The Netherlands
  • Fresh water berthing, occasional salt water sailing and berthing
  • Planing mode, up to 30kt
  • Sailing frequency: 5 to 10 times per season

Product: Finsulate® Speed Wrap
End of season maintenance: Cleaned by high pressure water (200 bar) at end of season to remove organic debris, no fouling present.

For me Finsulate stands for environmental friendly, lower maintenance cost while maintaining relevant performance.

For me Finsulate stands for environmental friendly, lower maintenance cost while maintaining relevant performance.

SealineOwner

The application is easy and clean; two experienced wrappers finished the job in a day. In displacement mode (95% of the time) I enjoy the same performance compared to traditional anti-fouling. In planing mode it’s a few % lower. There has been no fouling after the season and no need for re-application, saving me significant on maintenance cost while protecting our children’s planet.

SealineOwner

Ravitaro Motor Cruiser

Sailing behavior

  • Region: Europe inland waterways
  • Water type: fresh water
  • Sailing mode: displacement hull
  • Sailing frequency: regular

Product: Finsulate® Speed Wrap
End of season maintenance: flushing with fresh water

Dear Finsulate team,

We now use your product for 2 years and we are still impressed with the results. Also your service in case of damages is excellent. We chose your product for the environmental performance, but we are also really happy about the comfort it gives us in relation to maintenance!

Ravitaro Owner

sailing without maintenance

House Boat

Sailing behavior

  • La Paz – Mexico
  • Salt water, tropical
  • Sailing frequency: Static at all times

Product: Finsulate® Antifouling Wrap
End of season maintenance: remains in the water, regular under water cleaning

Dear Finsulate team,

Just to let you know that Finsulate has continued to perform in the second season that I am using it. Cleaning is easy and I plan to keep it in the water for a long time. With toxic antifouling, I would have taken it out for maintenance already by now.

Houseboat Owner

after the first two seasons

Dehler 28S Sailboat

Sailing behavior

  • Sailing region: Aalsmeer – NL
  • Fresh water
  • Displacement hull
  • Sailing frequency: occasional sailing trips on the Westeinder Plassen The Netherlands

Product: Finsulate® Speed Wrap
End of season maintenance: removal of slime with spatula

Dear Finsulate team,

I have really enjoyed your innovative antifouling product this year. As we have seen there is no real growth, just some slime, whereas at the unprotected areas the mussels grew quickly. An extra proof of the strong antifouling performance.

Really glad I chose your product, especially as I don’t need to do any paint maintenance now during wintertime

Dehler Owner

no more mussels

Delphia Sailboat

Sailing behavior

  • Wadden Sea, out off Makkum Marina – NL
  • Salt water with berthing on Fresh water
  • Displacement hull, designed for drying out on the shallows
  • Sailing frequency: regular sailing trips on the Wadden Sea

Product: Finsulate® Speed Wrap
End of season maintenance: stays in water, occasional removal of slime during drying out trips

Dear Finsulate team,

We enjoy using your antifouling product now for a year already. It keeps us in the water and we are glad to stay away from the toxic paints. We hope you will increase your business rapidly and save the environment from lots of pollution

Delphia Owner

sailing all year round

Duffy Electric

Sailing behavior

  • Florida (USA)
  • Salt water, strong tidal movement
  • Cruising mode, up to 6kt
  • Sailing frequency: once every 2 weeks

Product: Finsulate® Antifouling Wrap
End of season maintenance: Cleaned by hose at low pressure once a year to remove organic debris, no fouling present.

Strong performance in most severe conditions: long idle times and strong fouling pressure.

We applied Thorn-D about a year and a half ago to my Duffy Classic 21 in S. Florida, amazingly it has kept the bottom un-fouled. Thorn-D is the ideal product.

Duffy ElectricOwner reference after 1 .5 years

Just pulled the Duffy out of the water. Easily pressure washed off all residue except in the joints where there was just a small strip area that was fouled where the foils met. I am happy things are moving forward for your team. Keep in touch.

Duffy ElectricOwner reference after 4 years

Strike 26

  • San Diego (California, USA)
  • Salt water
  • Planing mode, up to 20kt
  • Sailing frequency: 10-20 times per season

Product: Finsulate® Easy Clean Wrap
End of season maintenance: Monthly Cleaned with soft Scotch Brite pads in Summer time, bimonthly in wintertime, no fouling present.

Customer has saved on diving cost and has already saved one antifouling application.

I have used Finsulate for almost 4 years now and I am impressed with the results. I have hade my strike 26 done with the Finsulate® Easy Clean Wrap as in California we are used to clean boats monthly. My diver has complimented me on the long term ease of cleaning. He keeps using the soft Scotch Brite pads and no deterioration of the Finsulate product is seen. I will easily manage the promised 5 year lifetime!

Strike 26Owner reference

Corsiva 690 tender

Sailing behavior

  • The Netherlands
  • Fresh water
  • Planing hull
  • Sailing frequency: 5 to 10 times per season

Product: Finsulate® Speed Wrap
End of season maintenance: Cleaned by high pressure water (200 bar) at end of season to remove organic debris, no fouling present.

Dear Finsulate team,

We just finished our last trip of the season and our Corsiva sailed just as it did when we put her in the water. After two seasons in use, I can say: “really good stuff, this Finsulate Speed Wrap!”

Corsiva Owner

Corsiva 690 tender

50ft Motor Cruiser 

Sailing behavior

  • Black Sea and Mediterranean
  • Salt water
  • Annual Cruise from Bulgaria to Mediterranean/Greece during Summer
  • Sailing frequency: Idle in Winter, frequently sailing in Summer

Product: Finsulate® Antifouling Wrap

End of season maintenance: depends, some years dive cleaning at end of season

Dear Finsulate team,

The – for now – last antifouling update. We sailed on the Mediterranean for about two months. Only some green algae occurred at the waterline and this was easily removed. No hard fouling. Since a few days we are back at the Black Sea and we know from experience that there will be growth here.

After 3 seasons in use, I can state that the product works well and it looks like it will work for the years to come. Next year we go to fresh water (Danube to NL). Let’s see what happens then. I wish you luck with your business!

Owner

Experience in the Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean

Quote after 3 seasons in use

Dear Finsulate team,

The – for now – last antifouling update. We sailed on the Mediterranean for about two months. Only some green algae occurred at the waterline and this was easily removed. No hard fouling. Since a few days we are back at the Black Sea and we know from experience that there will be growth here.

After 3 seasons in use, I can state that the product works well and it looks like it will work for the years to come. Next year we go to fresh water (Danube to NL). Let’s see what happens then. I wish you luck with your business!

Owner

50ft Motor Cruiser

Offshore support company in Middle East

Sailing behavior

  • Persian Gulf
  • Idle at oil rigs (standby vessels)
  • displacement mode, up to appr. 10kt
  • Sailing frequency: once every 2 weeks

Product: Finsulate® Antifouling Wrap
Since October 2013, Halul Offshore has been using Finsulate on standby vessels. These vessels are moored continuously at offshore platform sites in the Persian Gulf.

Dear Rik,
It was pleasure to meet you & Robert after a brief interval and discuss the status of Micanti Antifouling film applied on our Safety standby vessels. We chose this product for Antifouling application considering the very low vessel movement during Safety standby duties and long period idling at offshore locations.

To summarize our experience till now with Micanti product:
Halul 18 has now been sailing with Micanti Antifouling since November 2013 (2 years): Vessel is used as a safety/standby vessel and as such has little activity; Performance of Micanti Antifouling is still appropriate with minimum complaints, Speed of Halul 18 with Micanti Antifouling after 2 years is comparatively higher than what we normally see with regular antifouling;

The first location where we could notice the effects of Micanti Antifouling was around the sea chests and unrestricted flow of sea water into sea chest contrary to normal antifouling which wears out quickly. Micanti Antifouling has been intact even after 2 years;

Halul 12 has now been using Micanti Antifouling for 6 months. She is also in use as a safety/standby vessel. So far the performance is satisfactory.

We are anxiously waiting to dry dock the vessel to evaluate condition of applied antifouling film. We are glad to co-operate with you in developing such environment friendly product for Shipping industry.

Fleet Manager

Halul OffshoreClient reference in Spring 2016

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