Marine vessels are naturally subject to a build up of algae and barnacles, grime and dirt, bilge-oil and blisters after an extended time in the water. These and other unwanted additions to the hull can eventually cause so much drag that they affect a boat’s performance.

AEB specialises in abrasive blasting for all types of marine vessels, structures and equipment. Abrasive blasting is the most effective and cost-efficient means of removing contaminants and marine build up from ships, boats and yachts of all types, as well as marine-based structures, machinery and equipment.

Using the Quill Falcon Kwikblast® System, abrasive blasting removes the following from boats hulls and decking, and marine machinery and structures:

  • oil
  • grease
  • corrosion
  • soluble salts (chloride and sulphates)
  • chemicals
  • old coatings
  • old paint layers
  • algae
  • barnacles
  • grime and dirt

Why Abrasive Blasting Is So Effective

Wet abrasive blasting is extremely gentle and effective at removing unnecessary and harmful paint layers and other build ups in such a way as to maximise boat performance, without requiring enormous amounts of time and intensive labour. This means that there is more time available for anti-fouling paint and protective coatings to be applied thoroughly without increasing your downtime and maintenance costs, which will in turn have the effect of adding years to a vessel’s lifespan.

Abrasive Blasting Is Suitable For All Types Of Marine Vessel

The Quill Falcon Kwikblast System has successfully been employed on steel warships, submarines and destroyers, fibreglass mine sweepers, wooden fishing boats, aluminium research vessels, oil containers, LNG vessels and cargo ships

Abrasive blasting can also be used to clean the hulls of fibreglass, metal and timber yachts and boats.

Versatile Applications

Abrasive blasting effectively removes:

  • rust
  • paint
  • bitumen
  • mill scale
  • old coatings
  • chlorides
  • soluble salts
  • surface contaminants

It can be used for:

  • fabric maintenance
  • repainting programmes
  • cleaning debris from ballast tanks
  • cleaning debris from surfaces prior to welding
  • removing coatings prior to NDT preparation
  • cleaning debris from cable trays
  • removing sea growth from steel structures
  • cleaning debris from decking

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