A speed ferry company in Spain has reaped immediate benefits after all its vessels were coated with Akzo Nobel products.
Buquebus coated its entire fleet with International’s Intersleek 425 foul release coating and the effect on the company’s catamarans was immediate, with speed increases of 1-1½ knots being recorded. In the single hull vessels, the increase was 1½-2 knots.
Fuel consumption benefits have also been noted as a result of the speed increase.
The company’s fleet manager has since confirmed that the paint application for Buquebus’ new pentamaran prototype project will be carried out by International using Intersleek.
(Released: February 17, 2003)