World Oceans Day, the United Nations day for celebrating our oceans. In seven years, we have experienced a small shift towards biocide free antifouling in the Baltic Sea area. We want to thank everyone who is a pioneer with their own example, and hope that more and more boaters understand the importance of their own choices.
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.