Thank you to all that have participated in the Beta Program. We have filled all of our open Beta Program slots for 2018. Please sign up now to be considered for 2019.


AST is looking for early adopters to further prove the effectiveness of SLIPS® N1 on vessels of all types and sizes. The program provides limited cost for owners – you only pay for top coat and get rebates when we receive observation data. We work closely with our partners to ensure that application goes smoothly and there is minimal disruption in the operation of the vessel.

Be among the first to try our cutting-edge technology and help the environment at the same time. Not only will your vessel no longer be introducing biocides into the water, but reduced fouling could save you fuel as well.

Whether you are a vessel owner, operator, or yard, we would love to partner with you. Join us on the front lines of the fight against biofouling.

Apply to the Program

  • For vessel owners: provide information about your vessel, AST will connect you with a yard in your area
  • For boatyards: inquire about becoming a boatyard partner, AST will train you on application and support applications for your customers
  • Review and sign operator and boatyard agreements

Paint Application

  • AST to provide training and support to the yard
  • Yard will prepare hull, includes stripping existing paint and applying SLIPS N1® Coating
  • Painting process takes two days

Observation and Data Collection

  • Vessel operator to coordinate inspection every 2-3 months
  • Provide AST with pictures and/or video plus feedback on application
  • Receive rebate for paint cost upon completion of inspections