Sea Hawk Smart Solution Metal-Free Antifouling Paint Approved in CA

Sea Hawk Paints, a division of New Nautical Coatings of Clearwater, Florida, has announced that its Smart Solution antifouling coating (introduced in 2010) has just been approved for use in California by the state’s Department of Pesticide Regulation.

“This is significant because the California Environmental Code is among the strictest in the nation,” stated Eric Norrie, CEO of New Nautical Coatings. “We have formulated a product that no other company in the world has, and we are very proud of this achievement,” he said.

According to Sea Hawk, Smart Solution provides performance equivalent to traditional bottom paints, but relies completely on non-metal biocides. The coating’s reaction to water creates a slick film that encapsulates the hull, providing enhanced speed and blocking the growth of barnacles, worms and algae.

Price: $65 per quart; 190 per gallon

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