Jim Edwards, Managing Member of Coppercoat USA and an avid sailor, said that the recognition is important worldwide. Coppercoat is a water-based epoxy, which means it is non-toxic during application and stays on the hull for 10+ years without dropping chemicals and minerals into the water like an ablative paint. Being recognized as an environmentally sensible choice is reinforcement of Jim’s original goal when he brought Coppercoat to the U.S. in 2009.
“Environmentally minded boaters have applauded Coppercoat for years; this is our first major award, but we don’t expect it to be the last.” Since Coppercoat is effective for well over 10 years and never requires removal, anti-fouling a boat with extremely low-leaching Coppercoat is far more responsible than re-applying anti-fouling every few years. In addition to protecting your boat, that’s 10 years worth of old paint, rollers, trays and tarps that don’t go to landfills!
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