The Practicality of Polyethylene Buoys


The Practicality of Polyethylene Buoys

The Practicality of Polyethylene Buoys

By:Sealite | March 29, 2022

Steel v’s Poly

Polyethylene buoys have been used as maritime Aids to Navigation (AtoN) for almost thirty years.

Their steel equivalents are almost 4 times as heavy, making them difficult to transport – requiring larger vessels and more personnel to manage them.

Whilst their lifetime is longer; the initial cost is some 150% more than polyethylene leading to an overall reduction of 40% in the cost of ownership.

Steel buoys also need annual maintenance as opposed to polyethylene which only needs to be serviced every two years.

Polyethylene buoys are sustainable and can be re-cycled and repurposed after their service life.

Steel v's Poly Buoy Infographic

A comparative infographic of the practicalities of Polyethylene Buoys over Steel Buoys

Download the Sealite Steel Vs Poly Buoy Comparison Infographic

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