Keep Your Vessel Shipshape with this Advanced Antifouling Method
As a yacht owner, you get energized by being out on the water. The sand, sea, sun, and sensations make it more than a hobby. It’s a way of life. But anything worthwhile also comes with its challenges. One of them is biofouling. Marine growth on your hull is an unfortunate bioproduct of yachting. It reduces yacht speed, increases fuel consumption, and causes damage to your hull and propellers.
Fortunately, StereoTypes has an answer: electronic barnacle prevention. Whether you’re docked in Boca Raton, FL, or riding the waves on the ocean, you can be confident that this advanced antifouling method keeps your hull clean and clear of growth. Read our blog to see how it reduces marine growth on your vessel.
The Never-Ending Battle with Biofouling
Barnacles, mussels, algae, and plant life love your yacht almost as much as you do. Biofouling begins when a thin layer of slime build ups on the submerged portion of your vessel. Sea creatures feed on it, which paves the way for their attachment to your yacht. Not only does boat fouling increase drag and fuel consumption, but if you leave it attached for too long, it can deteriorate your yacht’s hull.
What can you do about biofouling? As you’re cruising the open water and listening to music on your boat’s sound system, you don’t want to worry about barnacles. There are several solutions, such as regular cleaning and painting. Unfortunately, they require costly annual maintenance. However, one method is generally underutilized but highly effective. With it, you won’t have to repair your hull year after year.
Keep the Growth Off Your Yacht
Electronic barnacle prevention is a state-of-the-art method that works with many types of boat fouling. It eliminates biofilm before it has a chance to form. That means no barnacles or other sea creatures will attach to your yacht. This electronic method works in conjunction with conventional yacht painting. After all, you still need to take care of your yacht. Starting with a clean surface makes the process much more effective.
The system is like a boat automation system. It works on its own. The system emits low-powered soundwaves from a digital control unit inside the hull. The process of using ultrasonic frequencies to address biofouling problems has been around since the 1950s, but has been further developed over the years. As the hull vibrates (imperceptible to humans), the movement is transferred to the water, creating a pressure differential. Just outside your hull, the sound waves create an environment that makes it very difficult for microorganisms to attach.
Would you like to reduce hull maintenance by fifty percent? That’s what electronic barnacle prevention does for you. Here’s more great news. Depending on your vessel, these systems can be installed in as little as a day, and without taking your vessel out of the water.
For more information on this innovative and effective antifouling method, call StereoTypes at (888) 217-9488 or visit our contact page. We look forward to hearing from you!