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Why You Need Protective Coatings For Your Boat

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Why You Need Protective Coatings For Your Boat

When it comes to anything that is exposed to the water, corrosion is a major concern. We have all seen the effects water and subsequent corrosion can have on everything from wood to metal. Over time, rust can lead to the complete failure of many common materials. Unfortunately, even vessels that were made for the water are subject to the harmful effects of this seemingly innocuous and natural chemical substance.

If you are in the business of selling, updating, maintaining, or utilizing water vessels, then it is worth considering the addition of a polyurea coating to your inventory. The spray-on coatings we have designed at IXS Coatings are an ideal solution for any marine application. Due to their superior performance against water and abrasion, they will offer you the protection your clients and employees need to boost your business and build trust in your services.

Check out the following reasons why you should invest in IXS Coatings for your marine business, and reach out anytime to learn more about how we can customize a solution for your professional needs.


If you have ever seen an old and rusty fishing boat — or perhaps been the proud owner of one yourself — then you understand how corrosive water can be to a boat’s body over time. This is particularly true of older boats, as the original paint wears off and raw, damaged materials are exposed to the water and open air. If you are in the business of working with water vessels near the ocean, then corrosion from salt is even more likely to occur in a shorter period of time.

Whether you are already battling rust on your boats or you want to prevent this from ever taking place, a protective coating can be the ideal solution for your company needs. A polyurea coating will provide a water-tight seal. This ensures that any material beneath is protected against corrosion.

Unlike metallic surfaces, our coatings are designed to resist corrosion and can withstand ongoing exposure to an array of chemicals. Coating the entire body of your boat will help seal it against whatever the waters throw its way. This is ideal for new boats and old alike. If your boat already has rust spots or other weaknesses, a coating will seal these areas and provide you with like-new protection. The end result, your boat will not be riddled with holes or other damages that lead to failure on the water and costly repairs later on.


Not only does corrosion lead to a weakened vessel, but it also leaves your boat looking less-than-pristine. While you don’t expect your boat to look brilliantly new forever, you also don’t want it to look more like a shipwrecked craft than seaworthy vessel. The appearance of your vessel may be essential in attracting new customers or assuring new investors of the quality behind your brand. Investing in a new paint job is one method for giving your boat a facelift in this endeavor, but the paint often chips quickly or deteriorates rapidly under heavy use.

Conversely, an industrial coating is a cost-effective method for making your boat look new again. The coating is easily sprayed over the body of your vessel, leaving you with an even coating rather than a splotchy paint job. After the coating cures, your company will benefit from a rugged and clean appearance.


One of the many dangers of working on the water is slipping and falling on slick surfaces. As you get in and out of the water or pull your day’s catch in, water quickly spreads across the flooring. This makes it extremely slick and dangerous for everyone on board. At best, a fall means a bruised knee but at worst, it could lead to someone falling overboard or a serious head injury.

The good news is that not only do we offer coatings that will protect the outside of your company vessel, but we also provide coatings designed for flooring. These polyurea coatings are created with anti-slip technology and will help keep everyone onboard safe. Make sure you have solid footing on your boat by adding a floor coating!


If you utilize your boat for commercial fishing or other activities that require a lot of equipment, you can utilize coatings to keep everything safe while also keeping corrosion at bay. From the toolbox on your boat that you throw your knives into after gutting a fish to the gear you have mounted to your vessel, our spray-on coatings are excellent for keeping everything in pristine condition.

You can add our coatings to these various items quickly and easily. Once the coating has cured, it will lock out water and any other chemicals that your equipment is exposed to. It is also abrasion-resistant, which means you won’t scratch and scrape your equipment as well.


You might plan on operating your boat for years, or you might consider selling it at some point to invest in a better vessel. If you ever do want to put that boat back on the market, investing in an industrial coating will only improve its value. As mentioned in the points above, a coating protects and guards against weathering. This leaves you with a boat that is much easier to sell and one that looks pristine despite heavy use.

Interested in implementing a protective polyurea coating for your boat or other marine equipment? Contact our team today to learn more about how we can help your business!