As a critical part of the marine industry, dry docking and maintenance is necessary to ensure that vessels remain seaworthy and durable. However, the cost of such maintenance can be astronomical, and the time it takes can leave vessels out of commission for extended periods. Luckily, there is a cost-effective and time-saving solution that can also reduce the impact on the environment. Finsulate USA, a marine anti-fouling wrap, offers an innovative and eco-friendly alternative to traditional hull maintenance, lowering the cost of dry docking and reducing the time vessels are out of commission.
Saving Time and Money: How Finsulate Can Lower the Cost of Dry Docking Large Vessels
Less Need for Maintenance
Maintenance is an integral part of dry docking, but it can be a costly affair, especially when dealing with large vessels. With Finsulate, boat owners can experience reduced maintenance costs thanks to the product's unique design, which essentially eliminates fouling on the hull. The wrap is adhesive and easily applied, effectively blocking marine growth from adhering to the surface, resulting in less time and money spent on hull cleaning and maintenance.
Eliminating Toxic Paint Removal
Traditionally, anti-fouling paints were used to protect a ship's hull. However, these paints contain biocides, which are toxic substances that can end up in the water. Fouling accumulated on these paints must be removed by hand, which results in the toxic waste being sent into the water. With Finsulate, no such toxic removal process is necessary, making it an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional hull maintenance.
Easy to Clean
Finsulate is easy to clean, freeing up time and resources for ships and vessels. While in the water, a Cavitation water floss system can easily remove any buildup or attachment on the wrap. Even while out of the water, fouling attachment to Finsulate can be power washed or lightly scraped, eliminating the need to scrape off any anti-fouling paint and repaint.
Reduces Dry Dock Costs and Time
The costs associated with the marine industry, such as maintenance and dry dock, can be quite substantial. Depending on the vessel's size and type, as well as the extent of maintenance required, the cost of dry docking can range from tens of thousands to millions of dollars. The time needed for maintenance and dry docking can range from a few days to several months. To mitigate these costs, the use of Finsulate anti-fouling wraps can be a cost-effective solution.