MÄDER makes its technology and know-how available for yachting professionals and amateur enthusiasts, in close collaboration with constructors for woodwork varnish, and in partnership with the brand OCEOPROTEC for anti-fouling coating.

For years, MÄDER has been creating very high-quality finish paints for the automotive and aeronautics industries, and now that know-how has been applied to a range of Yachting paints under the brand MÄDER Marine with a range of OCEOPRIMER, OCEOCOLOR, OCEOWOOD and EPOSURF. These products represent the very essence of MÄDER expertise in terms of quality and durability, while at the same time providing applicators with major productivity gains.

Particularly in the fields of high-durability single-component glycerophtalic and bi-component polyurethane finish paints, MÄDER offers a unique and innovative concept of tinting machines that enables us to provide a range of more than 60 dedicated sailing colours, and more than 3,000 RAL and NCS colours. A simulation software allows applicators to choose from these colours and different applications, to create and compose their paint application, and to simulate this visual effect on the hulls of boats.

MÄDER, the designer of a permanent, non-erodible anti-fouling paint application system, recently acquired the brand Oceoprotec.

Thanks to a network of approved applicators, MÄDER is able to offer a range of products for hull protection - Oceoprotec anti-fouling and Oceoseal anti-osmosis – based on a technology that is 100% waterborne and VOC-free.

Oceoprotec is an organometallic coating with anti-fouling properties, providing permanent protection for hulls, intended to prevent marine organisms from becoming attached to boat hulls. The aim is to prevent the colonisation of hulls by microorganisms and the growth of a plant bio film, the presence of which considerably slows down boats and proportionately increases their fuel consumption.

Once reticulated, the coating becomes an inert, non-erodible film which is non-polluting for the seabed.

In contact with water, the electrically charged copper ions (Cu2+) seek particles of opposite polarity, such as bacterias, viruses and fungi. In contact with this ionic field, the microorganisms are neutralised and they escape or transform into a deposit of silt/bio film which can be eliminated manually simply by wiping, or mechanically once the boat is moving.

The coating’s hardness and its very low roughness coefficient cause a major reduction in the friction coefficient, contributing to a notable increase in speed, manoeuvrability, and up to 25% in fuel savings, in turn producing a reduction in energy consumption for a dual economic and ecological gain.