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Sea Hawk Paints Introduces Cukote™ Reduced VOC Antifouling Boat Bottom Paint

Today Sea Hawk, the world's leading premium nautical coating brand, announced the introduction of new Reduced VOC versions of its 3400 Series of Cukote™ Self-Polishing Copolymer Antifouling Bottom Paint dubbed Cukote 330 VOC. The new Cukote 330 VOC coatings comply with rigid VOC limits set by the California Air Quality Management Board (330 grams of VOC per liter) and offers marine service professionals and do-it-yourselfers a Reduced VOC alternative when applying antifouling coatings to vessels. Yielding the same superior results as the original Cukote products, the new Cukote 330 VOC is highly effective for multi-season antifouling protection on pleasure craft, coastal and deep-sea vessels alike. The advanced formulation of Cukote 330 VOC enables it to be taken in and out of the water without compromising its antifouling characteristics.

“At Sea Hawk, expertise is the root of our innovation,” said Erik Norrie, Sea Hawk CEO. “The new Cukote 330 VOC antifouling bottom paint line is yet another way that Sea Hawk provides marine service professionals and do-it-yourselfers the highest quality solutions they need to protect and enhance the longevity and performance of their vessels while preserving the air quality for all,” Norrie added.

Cukote 330 VOC is a self-polishing copolymer coating that is effective below the waterline on fiberglass, steel and wood vessels to provide multi-season antifouling protection. Cukote’s Reduced VOC formulation with a substantial level of cuprous oxide makes it the top performer in its class, even in the most severe fouling areas. As an ablative or self-polishing coating, there is no buildup of bottom paint over time keeping hull underwater surfaces smooth and clean. Cukote is handcrafted in America and available in Black, Dark Blue, Light Blue, Red and Teal through Sea Hawk authorized distributors and retailers worldwide.

A trendsetter of marine bottom paints, New Nautical Coatings, Inc. and the Sea Hawk brand was established in 1978 and is dedicated to bringing only the highest quality products and customer satisfaction to today’s mariner. New Nautical Coatings is family owned and operated with a commitment to excellence. It provides a wide array of application specific marine coating products that include antifouling systems, primers, solvents, and resins. Now offering innovative products globally, the Sea Hawk brand has enjoyed unprecedented growth and continues to grow as its products become more in demand worldwide. For more information and/or photos, contact Michael O'Keene at (727) 523-8053 or visit