Finsulate, a producer of environmentally friendly antifouling, has partnered with Heesen Yachts in Oss. This renowned yacht builder recently built the 30-metre superyacht My Amigo, on which – to combat fouling – the innovative Finsulate, a durable, self-adhesive foil with microfibre technology, was applied.
Innovative shipbuilding company Heesen Yachts attaches great importance to sustainability, environmentally friendly solutions and reducing the impact of shipping on the ecosystem.
Finsulate CEO Rik Breur says of the partnership: ‘Heesen Yachts and Finsulate fit together seamlessly. It is a fantastic development that the owner of the motor yacht Amigo chose our antifouling and we were able to apply it to the vessel in Spain at the Pendennis shipyard. I hope and expect that we have made a breakthrough with this. Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in the superyacht industry. Finsulate is free of harmful chemicals, so good for the environment. As soon as more superyacht owners start choosing our antifouling, it will really be an important step forward for marine life.’
Heesen Yachts is a Dutch yacht builder known for its high-quality motor yachts with attention to innovation and design. Finsulate fits very well into the company’s BlueNauTech programme, which aims to make superyacht construction as sustainable as possible.
Finsulate, a Dutch invention, is completely non-toxic and thus offers an eco-friendly alternative to antifouling paint. It has a lifespan of eight to ten years. It is applied as a self-adhesive film (“wrapping”). The antifouling properties are the result of small fibres sticking up on the foil. As a result, the surface is no longer smooth, but prickly and fouling has no chance of adhering.
Picture: Motor yacht Amigo (by Finsulate).