Sonihull: The world’s leading ultrasonic anti-fouling specialist
Wherever there is unwanted marine biofouling. From tugboats to oil tankers, wind farms to fish farms, Sonihull is working with industry leaders to create cost-effective antifouling solutions that reduce drag, cut fuel consumption, increase service intervals and leave no poisonous environmental legacy.
Key Features of Sonihull
Effective bio-fouling without the poisonous environmental legacy of biocides or microplastics.
No drydocking, no through-hull fittings, no expensive Impressed Current Antifouling copper anodes to replace.
No cleaning hard-to-reach areas, extended maintenance intervals, less downtime and reduced running costs.
Inaudible to humans and marine life with no interference to sonar and electronic equipment.
Lower Fuel Consumption
Clean hull, propellers and rudders can reduce fuel consumption by up to 30%.
Ideal for bulk storage. Sonihull suppresses Diesel bug and keeps potable water fresher for longer.
Low Power Consumption
At only 3.6 Watt-hours per transducer, Sonihull is ideal for onboard, standby or remote power.
Lower Operating Costs
Can save up to 95% of capital and MRO costs when compared to impressed-current antifouling systems.
Easy System Integration
Compatible with RS232 / RS422 and Modbus communication interface for remote control with critical path fault monitoring.
Biocides are not a long term solution
Ultrasound has already proven its antifouling credentials in the food, brewing and aquaculture industries. By 2026, any marine antifouling system that uses a biocide will have to be resubmitted for lengthy and expensive approvals.
Coating industry insiders expect that many of the current biocide systems will be discontinued before 2026, as demand grows for future-proof biocide-free solutions.
The 2026 deadline for biocide resubmission is approaching.
Prevents biofouling on all surfaces
Sonihull is a complete range of fit-and-forget antifouling solutions for any solid surface that is exposed to raw seawater. From hulls, shafts, propellers and waterjets, to sea-chests, tanks, keel-coolers, box-coolers, pipework, intakes and valves.
Unlike biocidal coatings and impressed-current systems, Sonihull is low cost, low maintenance with zero poisonous environmental legacy.
Since 2006, over 30,000 Sonihull anti-fouling systems have been installed worldwide, making Sonihull the world’s leading ultrasonic anti-fouling specialist.
Zero environmental impact
No leaching of poisonous biocides, no shedding of microplastics from ablative coatings harmless to marine mammals and fish.
Save on running costs
A fouled hull, propeller, and steering gear will increase drag and can increase fuel consumption by up to 30%.
Reduce capital & MRO costs
Compared to Impressed Current Antifouling Systems. With Sonihull there's no drilling, no welding, no downtime and no costly copper anodes to replace.
After the first week, a noticeable difference could be seen, by the end of the 4th week, the results were conclusive. The vessel fitted with Sonihull had little or no growth over the entire hull, while the other vessel was found to have so much growth the vessel struggled to get on the plane. As a result of this test, Sonihull will be included in all future standard project specifications.
MTR16 Patrol Boat
Finally, I am proud to inform you that the first Sonihull anti-fouling system has been installed on one of the SAR vessel without any problem. We have installed two transducers on the intake of the water jests, one between engine & generator and another one in accommodation. After finding this project successful, many other vessels will be in the row.
Vigilant coming out to dry dock in Kuwait, she has been in the water for almost a year (February 2015) and is in a pretty impressive condition. There is no fouling at all.
All pipes pretty clean/clear, bit growth in some but no mussels so obviously Sonihull is working. thank you.