We are very proud of the reputation Barnacle Rid has earned in the anti-foul marketplace: since the launch of the Barnacle rid back in early 2008 Barnacle Rid has satisfied the many boat owners who’ve unleashed the protective power by the sophisticated release of an invisible non toxic copper ion cloud into the water encompassing their vessels hull and running gear.
Many satisfied clients have saved several $1000s in fuel,anti-foul costs,and anodes since using Barnacle Rid on their vessels. Barnacle Rid works on boats of all shapes, sizes,construction material and hull configurations and all types of Marinas (see The System pages to learn how Barnaclerid protective solution works).
We gladly publish the following testimonials from satisfied users of Barnacle Rid with their permission. If you would like to discuss Barnacle Rid with current users of our system, including the people who have contributed testimonials below please contact us.1300 048 526 international +61 4105 41920
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Barnacle Rid 18 months later.
My name is Craig Thomas and I am the owner of an aluminium sail boat.
Rooger is a Radford 10.6 design. A 34 foot racer cruiser.
One of the few drawbacks of aluminium boats is that the antifouling paints cannot have any copper in them. (This is to prevent galvanic corrosion in the hull.) Making the paints less effective than what can be applied to Wooden or GRP boats.
I decided to give the Barnacle Rid system a go to see if it keep my boat free of barnacles.
The 4 electrode Marina system was installed and switched on in June of 2017.
My boat is moored at the Moreton Bay Boat Club. This is in the Northern part of Moreton Bay, Scarborough Boat Harbour.
On 13th of November 2018 I dived under my boat to inspect the anodes and of course see how the Barnacle rid system was performing.
I am pleased to report that there were no barnacles growing on my hull.
Craigs Yacht in full racing Sale below.
A couple of days ago one of our customers Grant Shorland lifted out his boat for routine maintenance. This is how it looks straight out of the water after 18 months. This 64 ft steel boat resided in tropical waters where barnacles grow at a high rate. Barnaclerid has been used constantly since 5/11/2011 on his boat for over 6 years now coming up 7 years in November.
He has had an electrolysis problem since he had it built so needed things checked out here is what he sent us
Hi Shane , Brian Gatt is the real deal
with electrolysis problems
traveling all over Australia ,
he does the Navy ships
right down to small tummies.
He is a great bloke
and was happy with your
barnaclerid electrodes and
seemed to know all about them
that I continue using barnaclerid,
he also found the problem at last
a radio Issue.
See three pictures below.
Name: Rob F.
Location: Bonnells Bay, NSW
I brought Barnacle Rid several years ago after I just paid over $2000 to have my Farrier F9 a Trimaran antifouled. I wasn’t sure if it would work. It was vandalised once with someone cutting one of the leads.
I left in the water for over 4 years without barnacle problems. It was breeze to go out sailing without the drag of barnacles. The only problem was having to quickly scrape off seaweed on the water line the odd occasion.
Name: George K.
Location: Sydney Harbour
Find photos of my boat with the Barnacle Rid system in place now for 3 years.
Haven’t had much time spare to use the boat in the past 6 months, no Barnacle growth under the waterline, system working great.
Name: Tony Ducker.
Location: North Queensland
Just happy to let you know that after 12 months having barnaclerid installed on my 30ft riviera with the 4 electrode system. Today I went under the boat and there is minimal growth/shells around the shaft support and trim tabs. Otherwise the system works very well. Thankyou.
Name: Keith & Susan Castorina
Location: North Queensland
We have been using Barnaclerid for two years on our 35 foot Riviera and are happy with its performance. The boat was slipped after one year to repair a prop, there were no Barnacles on the hull and only a few on the shafts and props and we live in a notorious area in North Queensland for Barnacles. Our boat is moored in a tidal river and is subject to some fast flowing currents 8 to 12 days a month I think Barnaclerid will work even better in marinas without the fast currents. We will continue using Barnaclerid.
Keith & Susan Castorina.
3 photos of there ship named Madfish below straight out of water,
Straight out of water note bent prop.
4/05/2018 9:42 AM
Just thought I’d take a moment to thank you for selling a product that actually does what it is supposed to.
My 42’ Cruisers Esprit has been in the very warm waters of South Florida since September of last year when I took it out of Dry Dock.. Along with a lot of TLC at the dry dock, it also got a brand new bottom paint in anticipation of using your product. I’ve had your
system on it since then till now, a full 6 months. Have a look at the photos for yourself…pretty impressive Sir.
See 2 photos of Hollys 42 straight out of water below thanks for sharing Holly.
Key Colony Beach Cheasapeake Bay Florida U.S.A.
Paul has been protecting his 63 bertram using barnaclerid now over 45 months with great results, he has also been good enough to speak with prospective users about his experience using barnaclerid thanks Paul.
Just received this email with a fantastic photo of Graeme and Sues Power Cat with great Barnaclerid results below.
Begin forwarded message:
28 October 2017 at 7:24:00 AM AESTTo: firstname.lastname@example.orgSubject: For testimonyBarniclerid is a great product. We are very happy with the results using them now for about 6 years. We have only been pulled out twice during this time for anti fouling and both times we (as were the people doing the clean) were amazed at how free of barnacles there were. We are a high speed catamaran and clean hulls are essential for fuel economy. We can't recommend this product enough. Thanks Shane, regards Graeme and Sue ...Tin Can Bay Marina.
Another email below a very happy client
has a large steel cruiser moored in far North Queensland Australia, Magnetic Island which is a haven for growing barnacles with very warm tropical waters but Barnaclerid comes to the rescue again!
Dear Shane after many years of good service I have to replace the electrodes on our 60 ft steel motor cruiser.It has a lot of underwater surface as its depth is 2.8 meters and weighs in at 70 tonnes.the boat lives at magnetic island and is coming up to 3 years since its last lift.We haven't lost any performance.I recommend the system to others in the marina and i know of at least one owner has taken on the system with excellent results.the system really works reg Alan M
Alans beautiful cruiser barnacle free below at his Marina on Magnetic Island
After over two years barnaclerid use this client in Sydney writes.
Thanks again Shane for your prompt service.
I really can’t add anything more other than to say I am extremely satisfied with your product and service.
Bribie Island Queensland Australia, High barnacle growth area,(original testimonial down further latest news)
Les has been using Barnaclerid now in total 3 years and seven months/ (39 months),now the third time he has sent a diver down to check it out,the diver reported you have the cleanest bum in the Marina,(hull that is.)
Thats a saving of three lifts and no need for re antifouling three times.
Les was very happy saying he has saved many $$$.
Thanks Les for the feedback.
News a letter from Graeme. W. in Point Fredrick New south Wales Australia
Graeme has been using barnaclerid sine January 2014 and was ordering some new electrodes ,his comments were, this will get me working again barnaclerid has proven effective.
Short and sweat.
Thanks Graeme for joining the growing army of user/believers around the world.
Cheers from the team @ barnaclerid
Latest testimonial Rick purchased Barnaclerid in December 2013 and writes to us below.
" Barnacle Rid has exceeded my expectations. Having a boat permanently moored in our warm waters in the Top End I experienced significant barnacle & algae growth on the hull of my 28ft Sea Ray each year. After fitting Barnacle Rid & slipping my boat for some engine & leg maintenance some 18 months later, I and the marine mechanic were amazed at how clean the hull was.
Definitely a great investment"
Recommend this product to everyone that has a boat permanently in the water"
Darwin Australias top end. the area has very warm waters making for high barnacle growth.
Pictured below are 3 boats in Cullen bay together, all using barnaclerid to protect their investments.
A 40 foot catamaran, 54 hershine cruiser,and a 51 Riviera fly bridge cruiser.
All protected by barnaclerid for many years ,there are also other happy barnaclerid owners in Darwin as well.
Thanks for the photo Andrew.
Another Happy Lake Macquarie user on his 34 Clipper (see below comment)Thanks for the feed back Gary much appreciated.
Hello Shane just letting you know that I have been using barnaclerid for the past 12months and I think that the product is brilliant thanks
News from Lake Macquarie Australia
HI SHANE I HAVE A RANGER 40 CRUISER. THE BOAT IS KEPT ON LAKE MACQUARIE NEW SOUTH WALES AUSTRALIA,THE WATER TEMP GETS VERY WARM UP TO 30 DEGREES THROUGH SUMMER . I HAVE THE 4 ELECTRODE SYSTEM SO FAR THE SYSTEM HAS BEEN ON FOR 15 MONTHS AND THE HULL IS EXTREMELY CLEAN FOR THIS AMOUNT OF TIME. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS SYSTEM TO ANY ONE THAT HAS A MOORED BOAT
News below from Airley Beach North Queensland Australia a tropical paradise for tourists and barnacles alike.
A long term barnaclerid user( over 5 years) on a 64 foot steel cruiser.his words below
I dived on the boat yesterday and to my excpectation once again the boat was completley free of barnacles ,there were a couple on the water line which I used a plastic scraper on and they came off easily,the boat has been here for over 2 years .
The boat next door to me has only been here for 4 months and is covered in barnacles and heavy growth so fantastic and thanks.
He also said the guy next door will call you.
Great news and thanks for calling to let us know.
This tradewinds 42 (see two photos below)straight out of the water no blast after over 19 months since last antifoul, no barnacles on the hull whatsoever,a few on the bottom bow and prop,considering this boat hardly ever moves and is on its wharf for months at a time its a great result and the owner who sent these photos is extermly pleased .
Dubai Catamaran already Barnaclerid is clearly working see report below.
Has been about 6 weeks in.
Here in Dubai we get barnacles growth in one week. you can get 8mm in about 10 days I have seen 10mm in summer. .
The hull and running gear is perfectly clean still not one barnicle or worm growth. Will inspect on a monthly and see how it's going but clearly already it is a great result.
Blake from Boaters maintanance facilty Dubai
The Clients catamaran below you can see one of the 4 electrodes at the Bow running either 12 volt or mains alternative barnaclerids system giving options to run on boat battery power away from the Marina.
I had a 35 foot cruiser that I had moored in a marina at Bayview in Sydney for a bit over 2 years and due to the water temp and limited water movement I found that I was continually having to dive to scrub the hull as the growth became quicker and quicker after each scrub. I then moved up to a 45 foot cruiser in the same location and not wanting to be continually under the boat scrubbing, I began the search for a solution. I discovered Barnaclerid and bought the 4 electrode model (as per your recommendation) which has now been on the boat for approx. 2 and a half years. I was sceptical at first as I initially purchased the system 3 months after an antifoul and, not wanting to slip the boat again so soon, I put the system on (contrary to instructions) and expected it to work. I ended up with growth starting after a couple of months so I bit the bullet and slipped the boat and antifouled. Clearly following the instructions works as during my subsequent 3 monthly dives under the boat there is only some slime with a small amount of weed on the waterline. There has been minor growth on boarding platform supports which is easily scraped off and a very small amount on rudder and prop. No barnacles anywhere.
I have no doubt that I have saved substantially on fuel and general running costs.
In terms of the product living up to what it says it will do – it certainly does. In addition, Shane’s service and advice has been exceptional. From my experience I thoroughly recommend the Barnaclerid system - but you must follow the instructions.
Latest from Sydney Pittwater 48 catamaran
Shane Just had the bottom wiped down only one barnacle found on the whole boat after over 15 months on our swing mooring .We have not used the boat as of late therfore some weed had grown but easily wiped off. So barnaclerid certainly keeps barnacles off ,cheers Brian.
We gave Brian a tip to help keep the cables and electrode tops clean,simply coat them with vasaline/petroleium jelly ,it makes it much easier to keep weed off them.
This is for all barnaclerid users as well.
Latest from Bribie Island Client
Now that I have had the Barnaclerid fitted for some 19 months, I thought you might be interested in its performance.
The boat is moored in Southern Queensland in an area well known for its barnacle problems. A local diver has cleaned the bottom twice and on his recommendation the boat has not been slipped, thus saving me two lifts. After the last inspection, the diver stated he was a little disappointed as this time he found seven soft barnacles and the time before, only five. Needless to say I am delighted with the performance of the Barnaclerid.
Latest.news from Singapore using the permanent dock Instalation Marina shorepower version of Barnaclerid
To Whom it may concern
We have been using the Barnacle Rid system on our dock where we keep our CABO 52 in Singapore ( See Pic below) and are very pleased with the results. We have been using it for two years now and do not have issues with barnacles any more. We still have to contend with green weed growth at the water line however do not have to clean off barnacles which was a once a week affair due to rapid and immense growth in our waters. The key to using this successfully is to follow the instructions carefully for installation and boat preparation as well.
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Update Latest news July 2015
It's been 22 months since my last anti foul with no bottom clean since. Apart from some slime and weed, there was absolutely no shell or barnacle growth to be found.The benefits have
been in saving money on costly maintenance and poor performance so saving fuel as well.
NEWS from a cruising Forum in Cheasapeake Bay Florida U.S.A. we came across from May 2015 when searching for any comments on Barnaclerid , finding a Barnaclerid client user of over 12 months..
See the two threads below, we were impressed also.
Re: barnacle rid in Australia
I've got a St. Francis 50 right in front of me on the tee . I'll ask him how its working when I see him. His cat does look pretty clean from what I can see...Re: barnacle rid in Australia
Ok, talked to him today and asked him if he thought the barnaclerid system was working. He's just as curious as I am. Turns out he had a diver come in yesterday to retrieve an eisenglas panel that went overboard. He had the diver check the bottom and the diver reported that he found two barnacles on one of the Saildrive props but could find no hard growth anywhere else. He did say there was a light coating of soft growth that brushed right off.
The system was installed a year ago this month and the boat has been on the Cheasapeake Bay the whole time. So, there you go. It seems the system is working on his boat..
Testimonial with a twist Thanks Barry
I”ve had the 4 electrode Barnacle Rid system on our 40ft x 15ft power catamaran since it was launched 18 months ago. After owning a houseboat for many years and dreading the annual barnacle scrape on the slipway I was told about your product by a very satisfied Barnacle Rid user and decided to install the system on our new catamaran. Well after 12 months on a swing mooring in some pretty harsh conditions (1 mtr high waves, 5 knot running tides) there were almost no barnacles on hulls just a few on both bows due to electrodes being out of water in waves and they basically fell off anyway. A couple of months ago both bow electrodes became tangled with the mooring ropes and were pulled from boat so the Barnacle Rid system wasn”t working. Well proof the system works, after 6 weeks of no protection top speed of 21 knots down to 10 knots and I spent 4 hours on a sand bar scraping off stuck barnacles.Thanks Shane for your swift service in sending me 2 new electrodes and ongoing advice. I wont be without them again.
River Heads QLD
Good News from Darwin
After over 2 years From Darwin Australias Top end. with very high water temperatures barnaclerid has been Installed on a 53 foot Riviera cabin cruiser,below correspondence is from the happy owner.
FYI did not need to put the new electrodes purchased into action yet as still enough on the old ones.
Also we pulled the boat out after 2 years plus sitting in water with over a year of not moving.
the Hull was clean and only slight build up on props and rudders but overall good result given no movement.
Thanks and regards
From Sydney 48 foot Catamaran owner,Brian M.
To whom it may concern
We fitted a 4 probe Barnaclerid system to our catamaran after antifouling last September. So far so good. A recent dive reported no barnacles.
We recently had an operational problem with our unit. It turned out to be operator error and nothing to do with the system. However on first contact Shane assumed the unit had failed even though he must have suspected it was our fault and booked a courier to deliver a replacement control box the next day. After numerous phone calls the cause of the problem was traced to our error. All through the time Shane was very courteous and quick to respond to messages. He never once made me feel stupid (even though I might be) and always treated me as an important customer. Full marks for customer service and after 6 months full marks for the system.
Our boat lives in Pittwater in Sydney.
From Papua New Guinea a very high barnacle growth area .
I wanted to send a word of praise for your barnaclerid products.
Prior to purchasing the 3 electrode unit,I was highly sceptical off their effectiveness to control the dreaded barnacle growth on the hull of my boat.
After purchasing the unit and re antifouling my boat,I was amazed at the reduction in growth.
No hard barnacles even after over a year in the water whilst using Barnaclerid.
My fuel burn is down,maintenance is down and we could not be happier .
At our last annual maintenance and repaint,it was simply a matter of washing down the hull,no scraping required.
In fact I am so impressed I would happily recommend the use of barnaclerid to any boater who moors their boat
Again congratulations on the product and thankyou for all your ongoing assistance.
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