Motorboat, Ship, Yachts, Catamaran, Trimaran
Ship hulls littered with algae and shells are a great nuisance for every boat owner. Not only is the unattractive appearance annoying, but the ships also suffer long-term damage from the algae. In the beginning the algae and mussels make the materials rough and destroy the paint, after a longer time the hulls even become brittle. The protective coatings often used, on the other hand, are an expensive, labour-intensive and environmentally damaging measure.
The Y-Sonic Antifouling Algae Cleaner reliably prevents the adhesion of algae by means of click tones. Already infested hulls will also be freed sustainably. The effect sets in quickly, after a few weeks the algae die off and can be wiped off.
Suitable for boats, yachts, catamarans made of GRP, steel or aluminium. For catamarans the application per hull should be used. Depending on algae infestation, up to 10% fuel can be saved during engine operation. By installing the antifouling system, the hull speed increases through the water, reducing the resistance in the water.
Are antifouling paints still necessary?
We always recommend the combination of antifouling with our click system. Nevertheless, we have very good references without antifouling, only with our click system. The ship’s hulls are freed from algae and kept free exclusively by high-precision clicks. The nutrient concentration in the water is decisive. For example, if there is a high level of algae in the water or the gelcoat is of poor quality, antifouling may have to be applied in addition to the click system. The combination of antifouling with the algae eliminator always works better than each individual system.
The installation of the algae collector is simple: the click generator is attached to the inside of the ship’s hull (ideally in the bilge). The click tones are then through the entire fuselage. You do not need a specialist for installation. Once in use, the device does not require any maintenance.
Thanks to the algae-free hull, the boat glides through the water with little resistance. With the algae remover an antifouling coat is not necessary every year.
The installation can easily be done by yourself or by your local shipyard. Our Y-Sonic Antifouling installation manual is supplied with the device.