Bottom paint is also known as antifouling paint and is designed to discourage weeds, barnacles, and other aquatic organisms from getting attached to the underwater portion of your boat’s hull. If your vessel stays in the water year round, during most or all of the boating season, application of bottom paint is a must.
Did you know?
If your boat has never been bottom painted and you’re considering antifouling application, make sure you understand that:
- Once the bottom paint is applied, the die is cast, and that periodic bottom-paint application, cleaning, and renewal become a permanent part of the vessel’s routine maintenance schedule.
- The application of bottom paint in some cases (particularly on trailersized boats) may be viewed as a negative to potential buyers if you decide to sell later on.
The Best For Your Boat:
Marina Mile Yachting Center of Fort Lauderdale offers certified underwater paint applicators working under manufactures direction with all your favorite waterproof paint brands including but not limited to:
- SeaHawk Paints
- and more!
Other Services Available During Haulout:
- Running gear paint applications
- Underwater Antifouling removal and new system applications
- Anode removal and replacement
- Prop and shaft and rudder removal and re-installation
- Propeller and shaft reconditioning
- Cutlass bearing replacement
- Spurs Service and Installations
- Tide seals and repacking
- Transducer and underwater light installations
- Stabilizer Seals
- Thru-Hull Valve Servicing and installations
As you can tell by the sheer number of antifouling coats available on the market, not one bottom paint type or brand works best in all water, weather, and locations. A yacht anchored in Seattle will require a different antifouling paint from one docked in the tropical waters of South Florida. While there are plenty of bottom paints to choose from, there’s only one place you should take your vessel: Marina Mile Yachting Center.