Anti-foul & copper coat
Antifouling the bottom of your boat was once an annual maintenance item however, this can now be negated by the application of an epoxy copper coating which should last for ten years plus.
The downside to this product is that there is only one colour option and the initial application cost is much higher than annual application of conventional antifoul. However, after a few years the original outlay will be regained. Coppercoat really comes into its own if you are cruising the world and know that haul out facilities are limited or will be few and far between, or if you are going to be based in the Med where many lift out facilities are very expensive.
Should you choose to use conventional antifouling where possible use a self-eroding antifoul as this will prevent a build-up of antifouling and negate the need for antifoul removal after a few years as the build-up of numerous coats over the years will start to affect the boats’ performance.