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Confused by Coppercoat?

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We have now launched our step by step video of how Coppercoat is applied; find out how it can save you time, fuel and money.





Regularly used in the SYH workshops, Coppercoat is a combination of a specially developed solvent-free epoxy resin and high purity (99%) copper. Whilst it can be applied manually by an individual, SYH sprays over 30 boats per year using its innovative Coppercoat spraying technique, which gives a smoother and more even finish compared to the more traditional roller method.

Spraying a hull with Coppercoat needs precision and skill, we’ve created a new film to give you an insight into the process, just click here to view.

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One boat owner, Tim Clift, who had his boat sprayed with Coppercoat at SYH commented, “Having talked to friends who had a nightmare applying Coppercoat themselves we decided to splash out and have the whole job professionally done. Being moored at Shotley Marina, the reps at the London Boat Show advised us to use Josh and his team at Levington Marina, only one of a few places in the country that were spraying it on to give a super smooth finish.”

Tim continued, “On our first, and subsequent, trips we have achieved three or more knots at our cruising revs of 2300rpm. A massive fuel saving considering we cruise for 150 hours per year. When our boat was lifted after 11 months, there was just a tiny film of slime over the coating.”

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Why Coppercoat?

· Each litre of resin is impregnated with 2 kilos of ultra-fine copper, making Coppercoat the strongest copper based anti-foul available.

· Longevity & low maintenance: a single treatment of Coppercoat can last in excess of ten years.

· Environmental benefits: non-eroding and therefore less harm to the marine environment compared to other products.

· Efficiencies: a clean, smooth hull results in lower fuel consumption.

Images: Emily Harris