East coast marina is named UK’s busiest application centre for the leading long-term antifoul solution
London February 23rd 2017 – Suffolk Yacht Harbour is celebrating a record-breaking year for the number of Coppercoat antifoul applications it completed during 2016.
The east coast’s largest privately-owned marina treated 39 yachts with Coppercoat last year and already has 29 applications booked and scheduled to be carried out by the end of April.
Following its success as the UK’s busiest application centre of the high-performance multi-season antifoul, Suffolk Yacht Harbour has invested in a new purpose-built advanced spray shop to support the increasing demand for Coppercoat applications. The environment-controlled facility can accommodate vessels up to 60 feet in length. Suffolk Yacht Harbour has several years’ experience in applying Coppercoat to the highest standards for their customers. The growth in business and newly expanded facility coincides with the marina’s 50th anniversary year in 2017.
Joshua Major, Boat Yard Services Director at Suffolk Yacht Harbour, said: “Coppercoat is the most popular workshop sale we make as many customers see the long term and cost saving benefits. At the Harbour, we have boats outside being prepared for applications, alongside finished boats, with yachts continually being sprayed. At our new state of the art facility customers can watch the entire applications process stage-by-stage.”
He added: “I’ve seen many vessels with Coppercoat that was applied over two decades ago and are still 100% intact. Because of this we confidently offer a five-year adhesion warranty with all applications. Approximately one third of our Coppercoat customers are from Suffolk Yacht Harbour with the remaining travelling from as far as Scotland. This increases our customer base, which is a fantastic advantage for future business. 2016 was an amazing year for us with Coppercoat and 2017 is showing signs of breaking that record.”
Mr Ambrose comments on the service he received at Suffolk Yacht Harbour “My boat had Coppercoat applied 10 years prior to my purchase, however its patchy finish was not in keeping with the rest of the boat - it was time to re-apply. I was very pleased with the investment made by Suffolk Yacht Harbour in their new temperature controlled spraying facility. The finishes achieved with Coppercoat were impressive, so I had no hesitation it putting my yacht in their hands. I was not disappointed; the finish was smooth and uniform and should last at least another 10 years.”
Ewan Clark, Managing Director of Coppercoat, said: “The achievement at Suffolk Yacht Harbour is evidence that Coppercoat is becoming the long-term antifoul solution for boat owners. With the development of the new application shop, this allows for the continued progress of Coppercoat applications. We are delighted with the ongoing success at Suffolk Yacht Harbour and are excited to see the increase for future business.”
To find out more about Coppercoat please visit www.coppercoat.com.
To find out more about Coppercoat-Superyacht please visit www.coppercoat-superyacht.com.
Ends / Date: February 2017
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About Aquarius Marine Coatings Ltd.
Aquarius Marine Coatings Ltd. manufactures the high-performance multi-season anti-fouls Coppercoat and Coppercoat-Superyacht. Since launching in 1991, Coppercoat has proven to be the most durable and long lasting anti-foul coating available. These hard wearing and densely copper-filled epoxy resins provide protection against unwanted marine growth for many years (commonly over a decade). To date over 60,000 sail and power vessels have been treated with Coppercoat in the leisure, commercial and superyacht sectors.
About Suffolk Yacht Harbour
Suffolk Yacht Harbour is one of the easiest marinas to access on the East Coast. Located on the River Orwell at Levington, Suffolk, four miles from the entrance to Harwich Harbour. The marina has a capacity of 550, high quality, fully serviced berths - including 50 new 'big boat' positions for yachts up to 60ft long and a maximum draft of 2.5 metres.