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SPECIAL BRANDEDCONTENT SECTION A yard worker in Florida rolls a Pettit Protect Primer on a sailboat hull before applying the fi nal bottom coats for the start of this year’s season. Stories Compiled by Turnkey Communications & P.R., Inc. The marine coatings business has been transformed in recent years, thanks in large part to tighter environmental regulations for paints and other antifouling systems that limit the chemical components they may include. Like any good steward of the environment, today’s marine paint manufacturers have responded with new, environmentally safe products that also typically are easier to use than earlier versions. At the same time, they deliver the kind of outstanding protection boating consumers demand. This year’s Soundings TRADE ONLY Marine Coatings 2016 section covers several of the industry’s leading manufacturers of bottom paints, anti-fouling systems and marine protectants; all of which have respond-ed to the demand for greener products and systems. They meet and even exceed today’s rigorous Federal and state environmental standards without sacrifi cing on quality and performance. You’ll also fi nd new inno-vations in boat decking and fl ooring alternatives that feel good on the feet and provide non-skid solutions as well. Read on…. www.awlgrip.com .................................... 54 www.fl exiteek.com .................................. 60 www.pettitpaint.com .......................... 52-53 ® www.SeaHawkPaints.com ...................... 57 www.bluewatermarinepaint.com ............ 59 www.yachtpaint.com .............................. 55 www.propspeed.com .............................. 58 www.seadek.com ................................... 56 May 2016 tradeonlytoday.com 51

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