Anderson Gaarden

Sept 18, 2018

NRG Marine, the UK-based manufacturer of Sonihull ultrasonic anti-fouling systems, has been helping the ‘Green Marina’ project in Norway get some amazing results with its research into a zero-toxin approach to leisure boating.

The project has shown that a combination of just three eco-friendly measures will keep a hull in perfect condition and free from marine growth.

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is a close partner of the Green Marina project, which is in the middle of a 3-year trial at Vollen Marine Centre near Oslo which is funded by The Norwegian Environmental Agency and the Norwegian Research Council.

“In our opinion, the combination of three key elements: a low friction coating, the Sonihull ultrasonic anti-fouling system and a boat-washer, is a win-win-win for boat owners and the environment,” says Anders Øgaarden, coordinator of the ‘Green Marina’ project. “Firstly, there is a one-time application of a durable and slippery hull coating. In addition to avoiding the VOC emissions during application, our tests have shown that boats will also benefit from significantly increased speed and a reduction in fuel consumption.” “Secondly, the Sonihull system prevents the settlement of macro-growth on the hull (weeds, barnacles, mussels etc). Any remaining light slime or small cases of micro-growth are easily removed by the third element, a regular cleaning at a drive-in boat wash.

To check out a video of how it works please visit here.

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