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Grow Your Business, Not Barnacles with Propspeed
Propspeed, the original and best performing foul-release coating, has been tried and tested around the world for over 21 years.
No matter where your business is located, or how your customers spend their time on the water, providing a solution that protects their underwater assets from marine growth is vital for good boating and good business. Propspeed, the original and best performing foul-release coating in the industry, has been tried and tested around the world for 21 years, delivering customers the same result – improved vessel performance, lower fuel and operational costs, sustained value of their investment, all while keeping the vessel’s underwater assets looking their best.
For marine business owners, if your customers have any underwater assets (running gear, metal components, lights or transducers) on their boat, they are a Propspeed customer. Offering the Propspeed product range to your customers will add value that they will appreciate for years to come. The feedback received regularly from boat-owners is “it just works” and “it pays for itself”. By reducing the operational cost and haul-out or dive labor required to remove hard marine growth, the industry-leading line of foul-release coatings also allows captains and boat owners more time on the water and more money in their pockets.
“Propspeed is a must-have on any vessel that has underwater running gear. There are other running-gear coating systems out there, but none can compete with Propspeed.” – Michael Yankowski, Coatings Manager, Lauderdale Marine Center, Florida.
Unlike traditional bottom paint the key to the success of the Propspeed product is its two-part coating system that delivers exceptional foul-release properties and prevents marine growth from bonding to metal surfaces. Propspeed also reduces the risk of corrosion by electrically isolating the metal, as well as limiting the exchanges between the ions and the gases contained in the water and the metal. In short, if a reaction can’t occur, there will be no corrosion! Their industry-leading formula features an exceptionally strong chemical and mechanical bond between the metal substrate, the Etching Primer and the Clear Coat – ensuring that the Propspeed coating actually sticks to your running gear and performs season after season. The only maintenance needed is a light wiping with a non-abrasive cloth. The boat can be hauled and launched multiple times or left out for long periods without affecting performance. Propspeed has the added benefit of preserving the integrity of metal surfaces, unlike bottom paints, which causes copper to leach out of bronze, weakening the material. This difference makes it ideal for propellers, running gear and other underwater metals.
“If you operate a boatyard and don’t offer Propspeed you’re doing your customers a disservice, if you’re a boat owner or captain and you’re not using Propspeed your vessel will never reach its full potential. At FYS Propspeed is like money in the bank.” – Dennis Foster, Fosters Yacht Services, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Formulated by industry-leading scientists and certified by Airmar for transducers, Foulfree is the latest addition to the Propspeed product line. Fouling on the face of transducers can reduce their sensitivity, bottom-echo returns and positive fish targets. Foulfree keeps transducers clean and operating at the top of their game for the clearest sonar images possible.
Underwater lights are just as susceptible to marine fouling as any other underwater surface which can result in reduced visible light, and efforts to remove barnacles can result in damaged lighting components. Similar to Foulfree, Lightspeed is an underwater light coating that has been fully tested and endorsed by Lumishore. Lightspeed protects underwater lights from marine growth and keeps your customers lights shining bright season after season!
Propspeed’s online portal – the Propspeed Business Resource Center (BRC) seamlessly offers sales teams and marine businesses a fully stocked “tool belt” that provides access to training, information and resources 24/7. Through the BRC, sales representatives and B2B customers can sign up for two different styles of training – an online instructor-led training or in-person training at the customer’s facility. The training programs are designed to build confidence in selling, applying and servicing the Propspeed product lines, and are guaranteed to support the integration of Propspeed as a valuable part of your business and at the same time enhance your customers’ boating experience.