About Finsulate Antifouling

Finsulate is a typical Dutch maritime invention and has been applied to yachts and vessels on every continent. Ranging from small sloops and day sailers up to offshore support vessels and dry weight bulkers. The Finsulate concept works in any environment and is up to any challenge!

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The Finsulate Concept

Without antifouling, any surface in water, like ship hulls and offshore constructions, will foul with algae, mussels and barnacles.

Traditional antifouling paints are highly toxic and very harmful to the environment. Finsulate offers an environmental friendly solution to the fouling challenge.

Inspiration for Finsulate

Nature is a source of technological developments in many cases. For Finsulate, the spines of the Sea Urchin were the inspiration. Rik Breur was elected European Inventor of the Year 2019 with this concept.

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Independent research shows the effectiveness of Finsulate

Every year, yachts are painted again and again. Besides the biocides, where does the paint go? Exactly into our precious oceans!

That has to change, but what are the alternatives? Milieucentraal has investigated the alternatives.

Finsulate lifespan

What is the realistic lifetime of Finsulate? We warrant 5 years, yet in practice we already show longer lifespans are possible. One of the first boats that we applied Finsulate to, is sailing in the Zaanstreek (NL). Meanwhile, Robbert has enjoyed Finsulate for 7 years (since 2014). In case the film needs tob e replaced, it is possible with a steam cleaner or with hot air. Once the old film is removed, Finsulate can directly be renewed.

Cleaning Finsulate

The Finsulate surface consists of very fine fibers. The fibers are so close together that organisms cannot get in between. As nature is strong, fouling can occur eventually on top of the fibers. This fouling is easily cleaned off.
This Dehler sailboat is high pressure washed before winter storage.

Five years sailing with Finsulate

Applying antifouling paint with mouth cap, a bloom of toxic paint when you want to remove some fouling in the water, this must change! For many boat owners the environment is a large factor when selecting Finsulate. The additional benefit of the longevity is a second strong argument. At least 5 years of no sanding and painting, we talked to mr. De Vries about his experiences.

Finsulate experience with “drying out”

The Finsulate film is stronger than you might think. Lifting and resting on stands are no problem. And if a damage occurs, you can easily repair by yourself. In case of drying out, sharp objects can of course damage the film like it would with regular paint. Ineke Dicker dries out regularly in the Wadden Sea. After the sailing season they make a small repair job on the hull.

User Experiences

Finsulate Do-It-Yourself installation?

Finsulate is only applied by certified installers. It does not seem difficult, yet it requires practical experience and skills. The certified installation also enables us to warrant Finsulate for 5 years.

Application of Finsulate

The adventurers of Seawind Adventure are committed to their environment and chose an environmental friendly alternative for the traditional toxic antifouling paint. This vide shows a time lapse of the installation.

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Finsulate in the news

The Hiswa Product of the Year election in 2018 and the European Inventor of the Year election in 2019 have been triggers for international media and TV. Also in The Netherlands, several media have picked up the innovation of Finsulate.

Finsulate at “Het Ei van Midas”

World famous biologist (in The Netherlands) Midas Dekkers has made a series of so-called biomimicry based inventions. By looking at nature, scientists develop actual industrial products. Rik Breur is happy to explain the concept of his Sea Urchin based antifouling technology.

Finsulate at 'Hart van Nederland'

In 2019 Finsulate inventor Rik Breur won the prestigious European Inventor Award, issued by the European Patent Office. More than 100 news items were issued in the media. Also TV-station SBS6 broadcasted an item on their news show.

Finsulate in Zeilen Magazine

Many sailors follow the newest developments in the sailing business through the Dutch magazine Zeilen. Also the search for alternatives for antifouling paint starts here Zeilen wrote an extensive article about the Finsulate technology including some interesting user-references.

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ANTIFOULING FOR CLEAN AND HEALTHY WATERWAYS

Contact

Questions?

We understand that Finsulate feels like a big change. We are therefore happy to speak to you. You can reach us using the details below. If you would like us to call you back, you can press the button below.

PO Box 191

2130 AD Hoofddorp
The Netherlands

✆ +31 85 0653470
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Thank you for your interest in Finsulate foil

There are now a few questions that we need to be able to calculate a price indication for your boat. We will gladly send you this price indication by e-mail.

Good to know:

  1. In order to be able to give a 5-year warranty, good adhesion of Finsulate foil to the hull is of course essential. This adhesion is optimal on a bare underwater hull with 1 layer of epoxy.
  2. Finsulate foil can only be applied by our trained employees, applicators or maintenance yards.
  3. The price indication you will receive includes labor, material and VAT, but excludes the removal of old anti-fouling paint layers.


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When is the best time to call you back?

We can also call you in the evening if you prefer.

Thank you for your interest in Finsulate foil

There are now a few questions that we need to be able to calculate a price indication for your boat. We will gladly send you this price indication by e-mail.

Good to know:

  1. In order to be able to give a 5-year warranty, good adhesion of Finsulate foil to the hull is of course essential. This adhesion is optimal on a bare underwater hull with 1 layer of epoxy.
  2. Finsulate foil can only be applied by our trained employees, applicators or maintenance yards.
  3. The price indication you will receive includes labor, material and VAT, but excludes the removal of old anti-fouling paint layers.


You can post any questions and comments at the end of the form.
Now click on 'Start Application' to begin.

Enter the measurements of your ship to receive a price indication.
Your sailing area determines which type of Finsulate we will recommend.
Please fill in how we can contact you for the quote. Telephone is not required.