Auckland, New Zealand – Propspeed, leading innovator of underwater foul-release coatings, announced today it has partnered with Fairline Yachts. Under the terms of the agreement, Propspeed will be the standard foul-release coating for all Volvo IPS drive system vessels in the Fairline product range, which includes the 45- and 50-foot Targa and all Squadron models. 

“Fairlines are designed to exude sophistication and exceptional quality in every detail while providing superior on-the-water experience,” said Chris Baird, CEO, Propspeed. “The addition of Propspeed’s award-winning foul-release coating to each vessel’s IPS drive system ensures that a Fairline boat owner can count on exceptional and lasting performance and the peace of mind that comes from knowing their investment is protected from corrosion and unwanted marine growth.”

“We have spent considerable time and energy in the design of our Targa and Squadron models,” said Martyn Hicks, technical services director, Fairline Yachts. “Our search for the perfect solution to underwater fouling to complement the level of quality has led us to try many other products. After an exhaustive search we have supreme confidence in the reliability and durability of Propspeed and feel that it is the best option to protect the Volvo IPS system.”

Propspeed’s ultra-slick topcoat is specially formulated to prevent marine growth from bonding to metal surfaces below the waterline. It is proven to increase boat efficiency, reduce drag, save fuel and maintenance costs. It 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 running gear and any other underwater metals, and performs season after season.

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About Propspeed
Propspeed develops high-performance products that make marine craft more efficient and economical to run and maintain, with an eye toward doing the least harm to humans and the marine environment. Propspeed manufactures and distributes Propspeed, recognized globally as the leading product for preventing marine growth on underwater metals. 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. Based in New Zealand, where sailing excellence is culturally ingrained, Propspeed has become a worldwide phenomenon throughout the marine industry.