PREMIER PAINTS ANTIFOULING BEATS THE ATLANTIC!
Having used your eroding antifouling on our heavy displacement sailing yacht with excellent results in 2008, during a typical
Western Mediterranean cruising season, it was easy to select your company again as the supplier for my 2009 “epic”. I had
entered in OSTAR 2009, which meant that the boat would be covering a pretty huge distance that year. The plan was to sail her
from the Med. to Plymouth UK, then enter the OSTAR 2009 single handed race to Newport R.I., USA and finally back to her
Mediterranean berth. I expected to cover around 9000 n.m. overall. I choose your Premier brand, which is semi-hard and has a
high copper content, with accompanying strong antifouling properties. Being semi hard, I hoped it would last the distance [it
did!!]. The boat was prepared in Mid March by a simple power wash and very light wet abrasion with wet & dry. The Premier
antifouling was very easy to apply and the 4 tins used provided a 2 coat coverage (as per your on-line user guide), with a little
spare to give the leading edges and waterline a 3rd coat.
We left our berth on March 22nd. The boat stayed in Coruna in Northern Spain for 5 weeks before the Biscay crossing in May to
Plymouth. With the race starting on May 25th, I had a quick check and found her undersides still spotless. 3500 miles later, in
Newport, a further check revealed absolutely no fouling. Yet another 3500 miles voyage saw us arrive back home in early August
and this time my checks again found her spotless but with some erosion evident around the waterline. This was no surprise and
frankly, I was pleased to see how little erosion had occurred after all those miles. It was limited to her waterline. The boat
has remained largely stationery over the winter, in her rather muddy marina berth. A recent inspection from a dinghy shows a
little soft slime build up but no evidence of barnacles or other marine growth on her hull. This was after nearly 9000 nm and 11
months being continuously afloat, the last 5 of those being secured to her berth.
My view is that the performance of your paint has been quite outstanding, over a long period afloat and in very varied sea water
conditions, both geographically and with regard to temperature, which varied from 6 degrees C to 30 degrees C. Preparation was
simple and minimal, application very straightforward and results fantastic. I will certainly be using your product again and I
would like to thank you very much for providing a friendly, quick service at a most competitive price. Well done.
I will add that, as a professional yacht surveyor, I see dozens of craft every year hauled for inspection and often after a
prolonged period afloat. It is rare to find a craft this free of fouling after so long afloat, especially in the warmer waters
of the Med., so I have to conclude that Premier Paints must have a winning recipe here.
(A.G. Petty BSc. C.Eng. MIMarEST Yacht & Small Craft Surveyor)
"Just to let you know that my complete order arrived today, what excellent service. Well done." (A.H.)
"Thank you for the prompt service on my order for flag antifoul. It actually arrived a day early a pleasant change to the often quoted "its in the post" I have now completed the work on my cruiser and can say that I found your product to be as good if not better than others I have used costing two or three times as much. Many other boaters asked me about the product and I was happy to pass on your details so hopefully "word of mouth" will get you more ordersPlease fill free to use this recommendation as you see fit." (Ian Clark)
"Recently I ordered some Antifoul paint from your Company. May I say how pleased I was with the eventual application of the paint! I followed your helpful advice and found it very easy to apply. I am a member of the Seamaster Club, and I thought your product might be of interest to my fellow boat owners. I therefore wrote a letter (attached) to the club recommending you and your company. I do hope you don't mind me mentioning you by name, but I thought others should be aware of your Antifoul Paint, and your efforts to help me in it's application. Hopefully other members will purchase your products and avail themselves of your sound knowledge." (John Massey)
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