Rust and corrosion are no strangers to the marine environment and water jetting is a highly effective tool in the marine maintenance toolbox. Aquamax has a range of equipment for paint and corrosion stripping, blasting tanks and decks at various flow rates and pressures.

Marine Maintenance

The marine servicing sector is alive and well presenting many opportunities for ultra-high pressure water jetting. A good example is our work on the decks and pilot house of the Port of Napier’s tug, Ahiriri – see the case study below. The work was required to be completed afloat. The Aquamax water jetting process enabled this, delivering a well contained, dust free outcome.

Marine Paint and Corrosion Stripping

We have delivered several projects recently, stripping paint and corrosion of hulls prior to re-paint. The videos show the process on an aluminium catamaran and large steel fishing trawler.

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NSB Protective Coatings is one of this country’s largest corrosion control companies. Managing Director, Craig Ross, was faced with a demanding surface preparation task – removing coatings from the Port of Napier’s tug, Ahuriri.

An added complication was that the project was to be completed with the vessel afloat and general port operations were not to be disrupted.

Aquamax got involved and put together a project methodology to enable a comprehensive strip of the deck and pilot house to a SA 2.0 (medium) standard without use of garnet. The wet process assisted the containment of dust and blasting debris and the project was completed on the water, in line with the client’s environmental requirements.

The experience and skill of the Aquamax crews along with the low water volumes utilised, were key to pulling off this very demanding project.

Customer Outcomes

  • All coatings and corrosion removed and contained
  • Work completed without slipping the vessel
  • General port operations were unaffected
  • Minimal requirements for sealing off mechanical components
  • Reliable, professional and safety conscious team
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  • "After many hours of frustration approaching sandblasters to strip my 26 ft alloy catamaran, Aquamax came in and provided a top notch service. Following my call, I had a price same day and then the team came in as promised, worked hard and completed the whole project in a day. The resulting surface finish was excellent enabling me to press on quickly with the rest of the project. Highly recommended.”
    Jason Roxburgh, Director
    Enhance Roof Coatings Ltd
  • "We were faced with a very challenging project. I was very impressed with the Aquamax team, project management, and quality of the job."
    Craig Ross, Managing Director
    NSB Protective Coatings