From the May 2016 issue of InTheBite Magazine:
As if the blazing sun, blue water and clear sky aren’t shiny enough, today’s sport fishing boats are so bright I gotta wear shades. Custom hull colors, metallic finishes, faux wood and silky smooth surfaces are bringing more bling to the water. There’s a lot of new eye candy this year; but what’s the latest in paint technology and how are these finishes achieved? We sat down with the pros for the low-down on finishes. Here is what we learned.
Walk down the dock at any major marlin tournament and you’ll notice that paint fashion has changed. We asked Tripp Nelson at Alexseal to explain the materials and science behind the new look. “The biggest trend is custom colors,” Nelson starts. While Alexseal makes hundreds of shades of every color, they also offer custom looks. “We can create a color unique to that boat,” he explains. “We even let the owner name the color,” Nelson explains while describing that fighting lady yellow was named after the famous Fighting Lady boat. They make all colors of their standard Premium Topcoat 501 in a brushable or sprayable formula. “You can spray the hull and brush the engine room and have a perfect match.”