What is Macglide?
Each year in Europe, boat owners use nearly 150,000 tonnes of anti-fouling paint containing biocides. Every square metre of anti-fouling paint contains around 15 grams of biocide, capable of polluting 150,000 cubic metres of water. So it’s easy to appreciate the impact on marine life, when you consider that a 30ft yacht has something like 25 square metres of immersed hull.
Sail responsibly with MacGlide fouling protection and release foil. Preserve marine life and cut costs.
Thanks to its non-stick properties, MacGlide fouling protection and release foil prevents the colonization of marine micro-organisms on your hull in the same way as anti-fouling paint, however without spreading toxic substances into the water. MacGlide is an innovative solution against fouling that lets you sail responsibly in cleaner waters while saving money at the same time.
Invest in the future and preserve our oceans and waterways
Reduce fuel consumption by 5 to 6%.
Increase speed up to 4 to 5 % according to hull design.
Lower maintenance costs over a period of 5 years.
Protection from marine organisms with no biocides released into the water.
Proven solution: suits all types of boats up to 40 metres - with a maximum speed of 30 knots.
Self-cleaning: fouling falls off from speeds of 7-8 knots.
Reduce osmosis ensuring lower hull moisture content.
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“Estimates suggest a 30-foot sailboat will leach about two pounds of toxic copper into the water each year.”
“I chose MacGlide because I was already aware that the film was better than paint at stopping marine organisms from fouling the hull, and because I knew that it was a more ecological solution. The film was applied on one of my rudders, with the other rudder left painted. I saw the difference at the end of one year: the painted rudder was very difficult to clean, whereas the one covered in MacGlide had much less fouling, and it was removed very easily.”
Ronan Guerin, Skipper Trimaran racing 42 ft.
What is the alternative to boat paints?
MacGlide™ self-adhesive film is not only a non toxic alternative to anti-fouling paints for boats hull protection, it also offers more flexibility in the planning of maintenance work : it can indeed be applied indoors and outdoors, during all the dry season, as long as the ambient temperature is above 10°C. Mactac views environmental responsibility as an integral part of good corporate citizenship and an essential consideration in the products we manufacture, the processes we employ and the research and development activities we carry out.