Innovative Underwater Coating Ideal for Caribbean Vessels

Auckland, New Zealand – Propspeed, leading innovator of underwater foul-release coatings, announced today it has partnered with Budget Marine to offer its full product line to boaters in the Caribbean. With an overriding commitment to its customers and large footprint in the Caribbean, Budget Marine is well known as the leading retailer and wholesaler of pleasure boat marine equipment in the region.

We chose to partner with Budget Marine because of their great reputation for second-to-none customer support in the Caribbean, and their ability to supply the whole territory across multiple countries easily and reliably,” said Chris Baird, CEO, Propspeed. “We understand that with a territory as spread out as the Caribbean, its critical to be able to support all of our customers when needed. The combination of the Propspeed technical support team, and the superior customer service from Budget Marine is a winning combination.”

“Our staff focuses on supplying equipment and supplies that stand up to specific challenges that conditions in the Caribbean pose to boaters,” said Jolyon Ferron, Product Manager, Budget Marine. “Our warm waters aren’t only good for cruising, but also ideal for significant marine growth. Propspeed is the perfect solution for protecting underwater assets from growth and corrosion and it does so in an environmentally safe way.”

Propspeed’s ultra-slick topcoat is specially formulated to prevent marine growth from bonding to metal surfaces below the waterline. It is proven to increase boat efficiency, protect against corrosion, reduce drag, save fuel and maintenance costs. It features an exceptionally strong chemical and mechanical bond between the metal substrate, the Etching Primer and the Clear Coat – ensuring that the Propspeed coating actually sticks to running gear, and any other underwater metals, and performs season after season.

Propspeed products include Propspeed for running gear and any underwater metals, Foulfree for transducers and Lightspeed for underwater lighting. For more information on Propspeed or its industry-leading coatings, please visit


About Propspeed
Propspeed develops high-performance products that make marine craft more efficient and economical to run and maintain, with an eye toward doing the least harm to humans and the marine environment. Propspeed manufactures and distributes Propspeed, recognized globally as the leading product for preventing marine growth on underwater metals. Biofouling – the accumulation of marine life on ships’ hulls – increases drag and costs the global shipping industry an estimated $7.5 billion a year in wasted fuel. Based in New Zealand, where sailing excellence is culturally ingrained, Propspeed has become a worldwide phenomenon throughout the marine industry.