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.”
"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."
Paint Department Manager, Bay Ship and Yacht Co., Alameda, CA
What size Propspeed kit do I need?
200ml: up to 0.4m2 or 4.3ft2
500ml: up to 1m2 or 10.75ft2
1 liter: up to 2m2 or 21.5ft2
How does Propspeed work?
Is Propspeed environmentally friendly?
How long does Propspeed last?
Will Propspeed lose its effectiveness if my boat is out on the water for a period of time?
Can Propspeed protect against Zebra mussels and other freshwater growth?
Can I apply Propspeed myself?
What is the shelf life of Propspeed
The date of manufacture should be clearly labelled on your kit and components