Over the years, yacht paints have changed at an exponential rate. Informed consumers demand high-quality products that will take the many hardships their vessel will face in its lifetime. In addition to simple substrate protection, paint needs to be durable, repairable and beautiful, with long-lasting protection. When you consider the time and cost involved in finishing a boat, the paint — hull, topside, engine room or otherwise — must be able to withstand the constant sanding of salt water, dropped wrenches and the sun’s pounding rays, at a minimum. It also needs to maintain its good looks for many years, while requiring as little maintenance and upkeep as possible.