EcoClad Newsletter March 2012
Spring is all around us as the flowers and trees are in full bloom. Boat owners in the cooler regions are looking forward to getting back out on their boats and boat yards have been busy getting the boats ready. We have seen an uptick in activity as more people learn about the benefits of Eco-Clad. We were also very pleased to see that Practical Sailor magazine rated Eco-Clad as excellent in its review of new bottom paints in the March issue. This further supports that Eco-Clad is best choice for an environmentally friendly bottom paint that also gives superior performance.
Eco-Clad Enthusiast – Jeff Karstadt
Jeff Karstadt, the General Manager of Yacht Boarding Systems, Inc., www.BoardingRamp.com, a manufacturer of portable boat boarding ramps and vessel boarding solutions, had his 42′ Silverton Motor Yacht’s bottom painted with Eco-Clad in June, 2011. We caught up with Jeff at the Miami International Boat Show and this is what he had to say. “I have been very pleased with Eco-Clad. I have seen a 2 MPH speed increase at WOT and about a 10%-12% better fuel economy since I applied Eco-Clad. Now after nine months in the saltwater of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, my diver reported that there was still no marine growth on the hull. This boat is now up for sale and when it does sell, I will definitely have Eco-Clad put on the next one. Feel free to use me as a reference as to the quality of your product.”
Dealer Spotlight - Pierside Boatworks
Pierside Boatworks was introduced to Charleston SC in 2009 at the peak of our nation’s recession. While Pierside is new to the area, owner and President, John Brophy has been in the industry for more than 34 years. Because of Pierside’s customer service and quality work, Pierside has quickly become Charleston’s premier and customer preferred boatyard. As a busy full service boatyard, bottom care and painting is a big part of our business. It is important for our business to use an effective bottom paint that not only pleases our customers but it must also please the environment. Eco-Clad has become an important part of that equation. Eco-Clad has been successful in developing superior products with their biofilm technology. Both the original formula and FastCoat are products that are environmentally friendly, performance enhancing, and provide reduced maintenance which results in cost savings to the customer. We are glad to be part of the Eco-Clad family.
John can be reached at 843-554-7775 www.piersideboatworks.com
Featured Article – Boat Show Winners
Houston Richard McCready – 27′ Formula
South Texas Yacht Services, Kemah, TX
Charleston Tom Downing – 30′ Grady White
Pierside Boatworks, Charleston, SC
Miami Becky Devilliers - Catalina 320
Snead Island Boat Works, Palmetto FL
Savannah John Murray – 37′ sailboat
Sail Harbor Boatyard, Savannah GA
Southwest Jeff Kaspic - Cruisers 340 Express
Houston Seabrook Shipyard, Seabrook TX
We will be exhibiting at a number of shows this year. Stop by and see us for a chance to win free Eco-Clad.