Keeping your boat in top-notch shape can be a daunting task. In many cases, harsh cleaners and chemicals have to be used to remove fouling and oxidation created by saltwater and extreme UV. Over the past several years, detailers and chemists have been working closely together to develop a new generation of boat maintenance products that offer greater protection than traditional waxes and cleaning products. With the use of advanced nanotechnology, our proprietary line up of nanotech products will reduce normal boat maintenance like buffing and waxing and drastically cut down on cleaning.

Solvent-based ceramic nanocoatings are exclusive new technology to the marine industry. They cannot be compared to any other products on the market and have to be placed in their own category. After the coating is applied and cured, the technology will transform the surface into a self-cleaning, flexible super-slick glass-like shield. 

Here are the top 5 things you need to know about ceramic nano boat coatings:

1.) Nano Boat Coatings Provide UV Protection

With Marine Nano Shop ceramic coatings, your boat will sustain its “brand new” look and appeal with minimal maintenance. The UV protection built into the coatings protects the gel coat, paint, rubber and plastic components against aging and fading.

2.) Nanocoatings Have an Incredible Bonding Strength

The strength and bonding properties of this coating depend on many different factors. The application process is not difficult to understand, but very important to follow. Our coatings offer anywhere from 12-36 months of protection above the water line depending on how they are maintained, how often the vessel is used and whether or not the coating is being exposed to an abnormal amount of abrasion.

3.) Nano Boat Coatings are Easy to Clean

On a nanomolecular level, the ceramic coating is able to fill the pores of the gel coat or paint which allow our products to create a smooth hydrophobic surface. By sealing the pores, this creates an anti-stick feature making it easy to clean away objects that would usually stain and leave contaminants. In addition, the hydrophobic properties allow for water to roll off of the surface and grab the dirt and grime, self-cleaning itself naturally.

4.) They Provide a Lustrous Gloss and Shine

Once coated with any of Marine Nano Shops Ceramic Coating offerings, your boat will stand out from all others. Before applying the coating, the gel coat should be corrected to “like-new condition”. This can be done with the polishing systems that we offer. Apply the coating and observe the depth of gloss and shine that is offered by this technology. The results are truly eye-catching; everyone will be asking what product you are using.

5.) Nanocoatings Can Vary in Longevity

In tougher marine environments, life expectancy for a coating will be less than a vessel that it kept in dry storage and is washed by the same person after each use. In dry storage, owners could see up to 36 months. A motor yacht that is in the water, on a wash schedule and used often can expect to see up to 12 to 18 months.

The life expectancy is really a function of the itinerary for the vessel, factoring in where it lives, how much it’s fished/used and if it’s using our maintenance products and plan. Other factors and characteristics include whether it’s gel coat or paint and if so, what type, what age? A basic generalization would to reevaluate and possibly reapply after 12 to 24 months.


At Marine Nano Shop, our strategic objective is to give the consumer and or professional applicator access to this technology at a price point where there is value in substituting ceramic coating for compounding and wax. If we can do that, then leveraging nanotechnology becomes a viable alternative to traditional normal boat maintenance.

Please shop our large selection of marine grade nanocoatings and polishing systems. No more harmful cleaners and powerful detergents damaging your gel coat or paint. Join the next generation of technology and leverage these offerings to protect your investment.

April 27, 2020 — John Watkins