Cutting marine antifouling costs
Cut costs and reduce downtime
Save fuel while protecting your engine
Sonihull is leading the way by transforming the way the marine industry approaches the subject of Antifouling: a $100 billion industry.
When marine growth builds upon a ship’s hull it can increase drag and fuel costs by up to 60%. When fouling builds up in the raw-water cooling system, it can destroy the main engine, and even render a vessel out-of-commission.
Fitting – safe, survey-free and no drydock
Drydock – An expensive business
Average Docking Time:
10 - 14 Days
Average Docking Interval:
4 - 5 Years
Average Docking Cost:
*This is dependent on the size, age, and complexity of the ship and the type of regular maintenance being completed during drydocking. Losses from downtime and out-of-survey costs, like main equipment repairs and other unforeseen costs, are not accounted for.
Protect your vessel
Sonihull’s mission is to deliver environmentally safe, cost effective anti-fouling wherever unwanted bio-fouling persists. Our vision is:
To make dosing the oceans with poisonous biocides and microplastics a thing of the past
To deliver effective anti-fouling systems using the power of ultrasound
To save the oceans, one ship at a time
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
Coastguard – UAE
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.
SAR Vessel- Gulf Arabian
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.
Vigilant Patrol Boat – Kuwait
All pipes pretty clean/clear, bit growth in some but no mussels so obviously Sonihull is working. thank you.
Guiding Star – UK