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Oceanmax is dedicated to developing high-performance products that make marine craft more efficient to run and economical to maintain. Oceanmax is the proud manufacturer of Propspeed, recognized globally as the leading coating system for preventing marine growth on underwater metals for more than 20 years. Biofouling – the accumulation of marine life on ships’ hulls – increases drag and costs the global shipping industry an estimated $7.5 billion a year in wasted fuel.
Thousands of boat owners and captains worldwide trust Propspeed to protect their running gear, like Gareth Sheppard, captain of The Big Blue, a 138-foot superyacht that typically travels 22,000 nautical miles in 10 months, sailing from Florida to Southeast Asia and throughout the South Pacific. For him, Propspeed translates into significant fuel savings and less time spent in dry dock. For boatyard professionals like Chris Ward, paint manager at Bay Ship & Yacht Co. in Northern California, Propspeed offers premium fouling protection and is not just recommended but required for those who want to protect their investment.
Based in New Zealand, where sailing excellence is culturally engrained, Oceanmax has turned Propspeed into a worldwide phenomenon and hopes to repeat its success with Lightspeed, its recently launched foul-release clear coat for underwater lights, one of the marine industry’s fastest-growing sales categories. Underwater lights are virtually standard equipment on today’s luxury superyachts but require special attention to stay looking and working their best.
Developed to solve this new fouling problem, Lightspeed harnesses the science behind Propspeed to provide an effective solution for non-metal underwater componentry. Keep your lights shining bright and your transducers clear of marine growth with Lightspeed.
Oceanmax exports to more than 30 countries around the world and has head offices in Auckland and a regional sales team distributed throughout the United States. Want to find a distributor or listed applicator near you? Visit https://oceanmax.com/find-an-applicator