Mumbai-based West Coast Marine Yacht Services will distribute the company’s antifoul products in India

Jitendra Rami of West Coast Marine Yacht Services is well-known in the Indian boating community

Jitendra Rami of West Coast Marine Yacht Services is well-known in the Indian boating community

Aquarius Marine Coatings (AMC) in the UK has chosen West Coast Marine Yacht Services PVT Ltd to distribute its Coppercoat antifoul products to leisure and commercial marine clients in India.

An initial three-year agreement was ratified following a successful meeting between Coppercoat director Ewan Clark and West Coast Marine director Jitendra Rami at the Seaworks 2019 exhibition and conference in Southampton.

“It’s a genuine pleasure to have struck up this new arrangement with West Coast Marine,” says Clark. “The company has built up a deservedly positive reputation for comprehensive and dependable service in India, and we’re looking forward to enjoying a fruitful business relationship with them over the coming years.”

West Coast Marine offers a range of services including boatbuilding, refits, repairs and consultancy. The company, which is based in Mumbai, claims to have “extensive knowledge of requirements” in all sectors of the Indian maritime market.

A non-ablative combination of copper powder and resin, Coppercoat is said to be exceptionally hard-wearing and kind to the environment. It adheres firmly to surfaces including GRP, steel, iron, aluminium and concrete, and its coating can protect boat hulls for up to a decade and even beyond.

Jitendra Rami of West Coast Marine, a well-known figure within the boating community in India, says: “Our clients naturally want the very best coat-and-forget antifouling money can buy, and we’re only too happy to now be in a position where we will be able to offer them exactly that.”

Stocks of Coppercoat will be available via West Coast Marine Yacht Services to both leisure and commercial clients in India later this autumn.