HullSonic™ Ultrasonic Antifouling Systems are ideal for the protection of your catamaran hulls and can help maintain your hull speed through the water. With a clean hull your vessel will maintain performance and manoeuvrability while saving money and reducing passage times with less drag. When your hull is fouled it can take 30% + more fuel or energy to push through the water while also taking longer to arrive!
The main factor in determining the correct system and number of transducers required for ultimate protection is the hull waterline length (LWL). As the vessel hull size increases so too does the surface area in contact with the water and in turn the area requiring ultrasonic protection.
The HullSonic™ Ultrasonic Transducers are installed in strategic locations throughout the inside of your hulls to provide the best transference of ultrasonic energy into the hulls. This energy is then dissipated out into the water at a 180° arc from the hull itself providing bio fouling protection. Ultrasonic transference is best through solid objects that the transducers are directly attached to and there will be some attenuation (loss of signal) when ultrasound attempts to transfer to acoustically isolated items (sail drives, shafts, rudders, etc). HullSonic™ ultrasonic transducers can be installed directly onto isolated items such as rudders (tiller / shaft), sail drives, thrusters, etc for ultimate protection of these devices.
During installation there is no through hull drilling required. Our systems can be installed without removing the vessel from the water.
Below is a recommended system configuration guide. Typically we like to be involved in your transducer layout and product selection, however use this as a guide to our system and then Contact Us below so that we can ensure your installation / layout is the best it can be.
Up to 10m Vessel
Up to 20m Vessel
Over 20m Vessels
It is recommended that you contact us no matter what size vessel you have so that we can best determine the number of transducers and suitable locations for your vessel. We are in the business of ensuring you have the best protection possible on your vessel.
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