Anti-Fouling for yachting

Our unique combination of
Ultrasonic technology and high-tech coating

Fouling / Biological pollution

In the maritime sector, the occurrence of biological pollution causes serious disruptions, extensive maintenance and ultimately enormous costs.
Costs are related to damage, increased fuel consumption (up to 30%!) and risks of overheated engines and generators.
Moreover, this can result in dangerous situations when used in harsh conditions.

Our unique combination consists of:

Ultrasonic Anti-Fouling

Easy (self) to install system. Very effective against biofilm, pollution, algae growth on ship hulls, in filters, in drinking water systems, on propellers and bow thrusters. Environmentally friendly, durable and maintenance free.

  • No fouling on the hull
  • No fouling on bow thruster
  • No fouling on the screw
  • No problems with algae in the diesel tank

Fouling Release Coating

The coating ensures that the water flows smoothly along the surface, making the surface less attractive for biofilm: the coating minimizes the pollution of mucus, algae, fouling and organisms without the use of toxic copper oxides and / or biocides.

  • No fouling on the hull
  • Amplifies Ultrasonic
  • Less friction
  • Less maintenance

Ultrasonic Anti-Fouling with Sonihull

The principle of the ultrasonic system is decades old and finds its application in, for example, the medical world to kill certain cells (micro-organisms).
In addition, the American navy discovered that their submarines had biological fouling on the ship’s hulls, but not in the area close to the sonar installation.
This phenomenon was thoroughly investigated and it became clear that there is an interesting relationship between ultrasonic sound waves and unicellular bacteria.

In the maritime sector, the occurrence of biological pollution causes serious disruptions, extensive maintenance and ultimately enormous costs.
Costs are related to damage, increased fuel consumption (up to 30%!) and risks of overheated engines and generators.
Moreover, this can result in dangerous situations when used in harsh conditions.
An overview of possible biological pollution zones with regard to a vessel.

Already installed Ultrasonic Anti-Fouling systems by Sonihull
More than 25,000 installations worldwide

Sonihull

Sonihull, the market leader in Ultrasonic Anti-Fouling

Less maintenance due to our unique system

Fouling release coating met Oceanspeed Clear

The technology of NT 2019 combines in one single product the best of three traditional types of underwater hull coatings, without the need for toxic materials such as Cuprous oxides and biocides. The film coating allows the water to flow smoothly over the surface, making the surface less attractive for biofilm: the coating minimizes fouling from slime, algae, grass and organisms without the use of toxic cuprous oxides and or any biocides.

The smart siloxane fluororate hybrid coating forms a flexible yet tough and long-lasting film, which can excellently withstand abrasion and impacts with fenders, tugs and ice.
Thanks to the film’s very low coefficient of friction, it can help reduce fuel consumption and improve the speed: the average hull roughness is in fact significantly lower than other types of underwater coatings.

Features:

  • Environmentally safe, not toxic (it does not contain poison)
  • V.O.C. FREE emissions (volatile organic compounds)
  • Extremely hard film, highly resistant to damage and wear.
  • Low coefficient of friction = better speeds and fuel efficiency
  • Equal to or less expensive than Conventional toxic SPC’s and Ablative paints

Benefits:

  • Inferior dry-docking time and costs
  • Lighter than conventional anti-fouling coating systems
  • Easy and fast to apply.
  • Can be used in salt and sweet Waters.
  • Easy to Clean.

Experience with Sonihull Ultrasonic Anti-Fouling system