PROPSPEED, NEW ZEALAND’S INNOVATOR of underwater foul-release coatings, has announced the expansion of its European operations with the appointment of Gianluca Candelaresi as sales manager, Italy.

Born and raised in Italy, Gianluca will focus on the Italian boat building and boat yard industry. Previoulsy a watersports instructor and sales manager in the Maldives, he has first-hand experience in the marine industry. He is based in Senigallia.

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.

Propspeed products include Propspeed for running gear and any underwater metals, Foulfree for transducers and Lightspeed for underwater lighting.