Invest in a greener future with MacGlide anti-fouling adhesive foil. Reduce costs, save fuel, and preserve marine life.
MacGlide is an innovative solution against fouling that protects your hull from the colonization of marine micro-organisms. It’s the non-toxic solution all ship owners should embrace so they can sail responsibly and preserve marine life. With MacGlide you can make your contribution to a cleaner planet and saving money too.
Indicative price MacGlide fouling protection and release foil
10m sailing boat:
- Blasting + epoxy paint + MacGlide foil + labour = €4000-€4500
- Epoxy paint + MacGlide foil + labour = €3100- €3300
10m motor boat:
- Blasting + epoxy paint + MacGlide foil + labour = €5900-€6200
- Epoxy paint + MacGlide foil + labour = €4300-€4600
Advantages of foil over paint
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.
Marine organism protection 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.
Ecological: MacGlide preserves the marine environment and human health and offers unmatched ease of maintenance: A simple sponge or a soft brush allows any biofilms to be removed before the hull is colonized.
Self-cleaning: Fouling comes off by itself when the boat sails often and with a speed of more than 5 knots.
Effective in all seas: The product has low sensitivity to the biological variables of the marine environment. It offers superior durability of up to five years. (vs. 6-8 months for toxic anti-fouling agents currently on the market.
Drag lowering: MacGlide provides estimated fuel savings estimated of 5-6%.
Reduce the risk of osmosis: The MacGlide film complex is impermeable to water
Financial: Maintenance costs are lower when spread over the five year lifespan.
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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.