Every boat owner has to take good care of his vessel. One of the most important tasks is to keep the hull clean and unobstructed. It’s not as simple as it sounds – the hull of the boat is an attractive life habitat for various species of marine animals, especially barnacles, mussels, and also algae and plants. The best solutions are nautical antifouling systems that either prevent the fouling of the hull or serve to recover the fouled hull into a flawless state.
Which systems are the most effective in doing so? One of the most popular choices seems to be the ultrasonic antifouling system. This is the best solution in many instances, but not really universal for everyone. The main problem of ultrasonic antifouling is its price – the whole system will cost more than a thousand dollars, which can be a proportionately large sum of money for owners of small boats. An ultrasonic antifouling system is better suited for larger yachts and speedboats. It also requires the vessel to fit into some standard dimensions and shapes, as the ultrasonic system has its limits in effectiveness. But still, there are many features that make an ultrasonic antifouling system the best choice for a wide variety of boat owners.
The main benefit of such a system is definitely the effectiveness. It just can’t be compared to the alternatives in this regard. There are other options for nautical antifouling, but most of them don’t get even close to the effectiveness of the ultrasonic antifouling system. The other big advantage is its long lifespan. Protective paints and coatings are only useful for a year, maybe two, while the ultrasonic system can easily last through the years with undiminished effectiveness. In this way it also justifies and repays the initial investment.