Marine Group

  • Cardiff 02920 343459
  • Aberystwyth 01970 611422

Boat painting

Helping to ensure your boat is looking at its best

Boat painting

Helping to ensure your boat is looking at its best

TO ENSURE YOUR BOAT IS LOOKING AT ITS BEST, WE OFFER A RANGE OF SERVICES FOR MOTOR BOATS AND YACHTS OF ALL SIZES.

We use leading industry paints, epoxy systems and varnishes to ensure the most appropriate product for your boat is used every time to create a flawless finish.

  • Antifouling
  • Copper coat
  • Polishing
  • Spraying
  • Varnishing
  • Topsides and decks
  • Spar painting
  • Custom painting
  • Approved Awlgrip Application Centre
  • Approved International Paint Application Centre

A Range of Services

Our marine services team use many of the market leading antifouling brands to ensure the highest standard finish and most suitable antifouling product for your boat.

We have undertaken extensive testing in conjunction with International Paints. The evidence proved that International VC Offshore was the most effective antifoul in the range in particular for the waters of Cardiff Bay.

WHAT IS ANTIFOULING?

Antifouling is the process of protecting the underside of your boat from marine growth. Antifouling paints contain the chemical tributyl tin (TBT) which slowly dissolve from the hull and into the surrounding seawater. This is then ingested by various marine creatures and eventually gets into the food chain.

WHY ANTIFOUL YOUR BOAT?

Heavy fouling not only looks unattractive but also makes your boat slow, less responsive, less fuel efficient and difficult to manoeuvre in close quarter situations. Routine maintenance of vessels will limit this build-up and prevent such problems occurring.

A particular issue for boats mooring in Cardiff Bay is the presence of Zebra Mussels. They can foul the hull of vessels and lead to blockages or restrict engine cooling water intakes, resulting in engines over-heating.

Antifouling