Cathelco has been part of Evac Group since 2018. Cathelco’s marine growth prevention systems are fitted on some of the most prestigious superyachts in the world. However, by miniaturising anodes and control panels, the same well proven technology is available to protect thousands of luxury yachts and cruisers.
Mini AF systems for superyachts
The Mini system eliminates blockages in seawater engine cooling systems caused by barnacles and mussels and has been designed for larger luxury yachts with a number of seawater inlets.
With its compact design, the Micro control panel can easily be fitted in engine rooms where space is limited.
Nano systems for luxury yachts
The Nano System is the latest step in miniaturisation with an ultra-compact control panel which can be fitted in areas where space is at a premium. Easy to install and economically priced, the Nano System brings peace of mind to owners of luxury yachts from just 20ft upwards.
Systems are custom-made for their applications to provide anti-fouling only or a combination of anti-fouling and corrosion suppression. A variety of anode types are available to fit within the smallest strainers, including anodes with integral cathodes for plastic strainers and individually mounted cathodes to reduce corrosion.
Image above: Cathelco’s Micro control panel solution
Hull corrosion protection systems
The appearance and hull integrity of luxury yachts, whether built from steel or aluminium, can be seriously compromised by corrosion. Traditional methods of protection involve the use of sacrificial anodes which add extra weight and drag as well as spoiling the smooth lines of the craft. Sacrificial anodes also need to be replaced at regular intervals to remain effective.
Our Cathelco corrosion protection systems eliminate these problems using the most advanced impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) technology. We have also developed systems which protect water jet tunnels on high speed leisure craft.
Our systems are specified by some of the world’s leading yacht designers and builders, and can be fitted to craft of 15 metres upwards.