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Hempaguard X7 – Sustainable antifouling solution for Superyachts.

The ultimate requirement from Superyacht captains and management companies to achieve fouling free hull, less fuel consumption and minimal maintenance is now a reality. We all know that fouling increases surface roughness of the hull, which than consequen…

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The ultimate requirement from Superyacht captains and management companies to achieve fouling free hull, less fuel consumption and minimal maintenance is now a reality.

We all know that fouling increases surface roughness of the hull, which than consequently increases frictional resistance when superyacht moves through water, which brings us to higher fuel consumption and higher cost. Increased fuel consumption leads to increased emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Maintenance costs also increases with fouling. The superyacht must be dry-docked more often and will require extra surface treatment and painting. In addition to all that, fouling also has a negative effect on a ship’s maneuverability.

Time saved on monthly cleaning regimes would help the superyacht to stay out of drydock as long as possible.

There is a solution from Hempel that „ticks all the boxes “.

Our Hempaguard X7 provides excellent results in terms of improving the boats’ performance while also reducing the maintenance costs, the fuel consumption and the overall emissions. It helps keep the boat clean even though the boat is standing still for a long period.

The advanced fouling defence coating is based on ActiGuard® technology which utilizes the combined effect of advanced hydrogel silicone and an efficient biocide.

Besides a proven track record on over 3000 vessels, we are proud to share the most recent application of Hempaguard X7 to the Superyacht Saudade.

The previous underwater hull coating used on this superyacht was also a silicone system but, according to the crew, it required regular diving and cleaning due to fouling and was a challenge for the crew due to long idle time periods.

After testing the performance of Hempaguard X7 for 6 months on the rudder and keel, the captain and the crew from SY Saudade decided to protect the whole underwater area with X7.

We tried Hempel’s X7 on the rudder and keel for the last 6 months and had fantastic results and now decided to do the whole boat. “ Rob Cumming, Captain of Saudade

Hempaguard X7 is the only antifouling paint which received a Water Revolution Foundation certificate for sustainable solutions and has been entered in WRF database of sustainable solutions, verified under the LCA methodology as an antifouling coating that uses advanced technology to extend the fouling free period.

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