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A New Standard in Fouling Protection

“Propspeed really adds something new to the industry, protecting your running gear and propellers and increasing fuel efficiency. To us, it’s a no-brainer. Why wouldn’t you use it?”

Chris Ward, Paint Department Manager, Bay Ship & Yacht Co., Alameda, California

About Bay Ship & Yacht Co.

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The Bay Ship & Yacht Co. occupies roughly 39 acres in Alameda, California, just south of Oakland and across the San Francisco Bay. They are capable of hauling 6,000 tons on their HMB-1 dry dock, 3,000 tons on their auxiliary floating dry dock and 1,200 tons on their synchro lift.

Bay Ship & Yacht Co. works on approximately 200 boats a year, with facilities to accommodate up to 14 boats at one time.

Over the last five years, Bay Ship & Yacht Co. has painted everything, from life rafts right up to the largest vessels of the United States Coast Guard fleet.

Chris Ward, manager of the paint department at Bay Ship & Yacht Co., currently has a team of five specialists trained in applying Propspeed foul-release coating and aims to have five more by the end of the year.

“Once a vessel is lifted out of the water, the customer is usually right there to inspect the underwater body, keel coolers and propellers,” says Chris. “The lack of marine growth on areas previously treated with Propspeed speaks for itself. With rave reviews from customers, we have seen a rapid rise in requests and inquiries, and Propspeed has become a welcome addition to all customers’ specifications.”

Bay Ship & Yacht Co.’s 39-acre facilities include a dry dock, auxiliary floating dry dock and synchro lift.

Bay Ship & Yacht Co.’s 39-acre facilities include a dry dock, auxiliary floating dry dock and synchro lift.

Chris Ward (front, center) leads an expert team that currently includes five specialists trained in Propspeed application.

Chris Ward (front, center) leads an expert team that currently includes five specialists trained in Propspeed application.

"The lack of marine growth on the areas previously treated with Propspeed speaks for itself. With rave reviews from customers, we have seen a rapid rise in requests and inquiries and Propspeed has become a welcome addition to all customers' specifications."

Chris Ward

Paint Department Manager, Bay Ship and Yacht Co., Alameda, CA