At Freedom Boat Club in Venice, FL, the need for effective hull protection is crucial for the entire fleet. A Pathfinder 2005, known as The Sheik, was in the spotlight for a hull protection makeover. While traditional bottom paints were the norm for other boats in the fleet, they came with their set of issues, from visible growth and fouling to environmental concerns. This blog explores Freedom Boat Club's decision to choose Hull Pro for The Sheik and the unique benefits it brought to the table.
HULL PRO’S SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE OVER BOTTOM PAINTS
The initial comparison was stark. Vessels with traditional black bottom paint showed visible growth and fouling, even above the paint's surface. These traditional paints, while costly to apply, offered minimal protection to the hull and had detrimental effects. They slowed down vessel speeds, increased fuel consumption, and introduced hazardous biocides into the marine environment as the paint wore off.
Below are a few reasons Freedom Boat Club chose Hull Pro for the Sheik as a hull protectant.