Pettit Trinidad SR, used to contain Irgarol as the Biocide. This has been banned in NZ and many other countries now, hence why the Paint is not sold here. It was a very expensive coating, which could also be why it is not sold here. But it got great reviews years ago.
Hi Wheels, I don't see Igarol on the safety data sheet where it lists the compounds in it - top of pg 3 on link below
Never heard of this brand for sale in NZ before - and your are right, it consistently gets the best reviews everywhere online on all sailing forums.
Edit: Actually, this 2015 report says "Igarol" is the slime resistant forumla they use, and that is what the "SR" stands for:
Bottom paints containing Irgarol are usually marketed as having a boosting agent that enhances the paint’s protection against algae, soft growth, or “slime,” and are priced around $30 higher than similar formulas without Irgarol. Interlux’s Micron Extra with Biolux, Pettit’s slime-resistant “SR” formulas such as Trinidad SR and Ultima SR-40 (and SR-60), and Blue Water’s Copper Pro “SCX” paints such as Copper Pro SCX67 (hard and ablative) are examples of these paints. In our most recent test involving 55 different paints, nearly one-quarter of them contained Irgarol.
Actually, you can get Pettit Trinidad with the SR or without.
Maybe I should try import the one without to be safe.
$163 NZD for a gallon (just under 4 litres). Even with customs taxes / GST, that is not bad.