Crystal Boat changes how to protect the hull from vegetation, a paint that saves time and money to shipowners. The surface layer of the paint, given these characteristics, does not favour the adhesion of the vegetation and, thanks to the friction produced by the speed of the boat in the water, facilitates the removal of vegetation and algae which, in case of extended stops, would inevitably cling to the hull. This paint, which is non-exfoliating, can be cleaned as often as desired without thinning the paint during operation.
Basically, this type of paint offers two very interesting advantages:
- Protection from osmosis: almost complete protection from humidity, just as standard anti-osmotic treatments do;
- Anti-galvanic insulation: an insulating layer protects the vessel from galvanic currents.
Crystal Boat is also tested to withstand impacts of up to 4 Newton and is solvent resistant.
A single coat of paint on the surface is sufficient and does not need primer to adhere to the surface of the hull. The paint does not need thinners and is split into two elements A (paint) and B (hardener), these must be combined according to a 1:1 ratio. If the paint is applied by spraying, the yield is 12 m²/L while if it is applied with a roller brush, as in our case, it is 10 m²/L.