The purpose of antifoul is to protect your boat from the organisms living in the water. Coating the hull of your boat with antifoul paint protects it from barnacles, algae and other marine organisms.
Fouling can leave your boat looking unsightly, and can cause more damage to your boat than you may know. It can cover your propellers, outdrives and block engine water inlets and outlets. Over time it may also ultimately damage the hull surface.
Without a layer of antifoul paint on the bottom of your boat, your boat’s performance and efficiency can be hindered, resulting in lower top speeds and reduced fuel efficiency. Instead, algae and barnacles would be allowed free reign over the underside of the boat, causing much more harm than good.
Antifoul releases bioactive ingredients. The bioactive materials contain cuprous oxide and organic biocides to further protect the hull of your boat as well as the mechanisms.
For more information on how to apply antifouling, take a look at our how to antifoul a boat guide today.