Unfortunately, the year 2020 will go down in history because of the virus that shook the whole world. However, we want to be hopeful and see positive developments in these times. One example is a better awareness for how to take care of our nature. We could feel this as a group of high-performance sail- and motorboats where painted with 100% biocide free Seaboost Overdrive antifouling paint at the Helsinki and Stockholm boat fairs. This gives hope for a biocide free boating future on our lakes and the Baltic Sea.
Antifouling and hull friction are among the most crucial factors affecting the boat’s performance, driving characteristics and fuel economy. In 2016 Seaboost was the jury’s favorite of a total of almost 100 environmental projects that competed for the Baltic Sea project’s support. The reason is that the biocides used in antifouling paints are a serious and permanent environmental problem for marine life. A Swedish survey also shows that antifouling paints are one of the worst sources of microplastics that come into our waters.