A Maltese company named MAC Division Ltd has introduced Cavitcleaner, a new ISO14001-approved hull cleaning and anti-fouling product to the superyacht market.

The system comprises a mobile cavitation stream which is applied directly to the hull by the attendant diver, and its manufacturer insists it is so safe that the stream can be directed at bare skin without injury, removing the need for an accompanying retro-jet.

The product line comprises three models:

EasyEnergy 220 - powered by a single-phase 220V electric motor, ideal for light to moderate duty. This model can be plugged in at any marina pontoon or driven by a simple 4kw generator.
EasyEnergy 380 - powered by a three-phase 380V electric motor. This is for professional use, where two ‘pistols’ may be used simultaneously.
Hot Road Diesel/Petrol - driven by a Yanmar 8kW diesel engine or Honda 9.5kW petrol engine. This is the preferred option for professional divers where there is no ready access to a source of electricity.

The Hot Road model is recommended for use on superyachts.

SuperyachtNews.com spoke to production manager, Alessandro Dessi  who insisted that the Cavitcleaner was the ideal hull cleaning solution for superyachts and said that the stream caused absolutely no damage to expensive paint work.

“Cavitcleaner is [entirely] suitable for the kind of jobs you asked me about”, Dessi said. “Our machines, when combined with 2D Cavitcleaner accessories kit - Double Divers-two guns - or Maxi Beam 50 - rotating cavitation nozzles - are unbeatable.”

Dessi recommended the Easy Energy 380 model for work in marinas, where noise might be an issue, but for heavy duty jobs, he said the Hot Road was most effective, a point demonstrated by the fact 16 diver used Cavitcleaner machines to clean the 300m behemoth M/V Solitaire in four days.

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