Auckland, New Zealand – Propspeed, leading innovator of underwater foul-release coatings, announced today it has contracted with a number of brand ambassadors. Six captains, each part of the Wicked Tuna fleet, will promote Propspeed products and demonstrate the benefits of using the line to keep their vessels running smoothly through the demands of their occupational endeavors.

Propspeed Brand Ambassadors now include:

  • Wicked Tuna Captain Dave Carraro – FV-Tuna.com
  • Wicked Tuna Captain Dave Marciano – FV Hard Merchandise
  • Wicked Tuna Captain Tyler McLaughlin – FV Pinwheel
  • Wicked Tuna Captain TJ Ott – FV Hot Tuna
  • Wicked Tuna Captain Paul Hebert – FV Wicked Pissah
  • Wicked Tuna Captain Bob Cook – FV Fat Tuna

“These professional fishing captains rely on their boats for their very livelihood,” said Chris Baird, CEO, Propspeed. “We are honored that they have chosen a proven brand like Propspeed to keep their equipment running reliably in some of the most challenging conditions imaginable.”

“Thank you Propspeed,” said Dave Carraro. “Keith just applied Propspeed product on my spare wheel. Each season, when we haul out in the spring, the prop looks the same as it does in the photos – no barnacles and no grit, just as slick and efficient as it was the day the boat splashed a year before.”

“Last season, I had Propspeed products applied on my wheel, rudder, underwater lights and transducer,” said Bob Cook. “Fat Tuna looks as fresh hauling out as the day she went in for the season!”

The television show Wicked Tuna follows a group of salty fishermen from the nation’s oldest seaport, Gloucester, Massachusetts, as they make their living the way it has been done for centuries – rod and reel fishing, one catch at a time – all in pursuit of the bluefin tuna. The tenth season is currently airing on the National Geographic Channel and nine previous seasons are now available to stream on Disney+.
Propspeed’s ultra-slick topcoat is specially formulated to prevent marine growth from bonding to metal surfaces below the waterline. It is proven to increase boat efficiency, protect against corrosion, reduce drag, save fuel and maintenance costs. It features an exceptionally strong chemical and mechanical bond between the metal substrate, the Etching Primer and the Clear Coat – ensuring that the Propspeed coating actually sticks to running gear, and any other underwater metals, and performs season after season.

Propspeed products include Propspeed for running gear and any underwater metals, Foulfree for transducers and Lightspeed for underwater lighting. For more information on Propspeed or its industry-leading coatings, please visit propspeed.com.

About Propspeed

Propspeed develops high-performance products that make marine craft more efficient and economical to run and maintain, with an eye toward doing the least harm to humans and the marine environment. Propspeed manufactures and distributes Propspeed, recognized globally as the leading product for preventing marine growth on underwater metals. Biofouling – the accumulation of marine life on ships’ hulls – increases drag and costs the global shipping industry an estimated $7.5 billion a year in wasted fuel. Based in New Zealand, where sailing excellence is culturally ingrained, Propspeed has become a worldwide phenomenon throughout the marine industry.