Wetlander slick coating on a aluminum drift boat


Wetlander is a very slick and durable boat bottom coating for shallow water boats, skiffs, and all flat bottom jon boats.  And, it has great adhesion to both aluminum and fiberglass.

Wetlander is for serious outdoor sportsmen. Whether you’re hunting ducks out of a jon boat, pulling steelhead from a drift boat, tearing through backwaters in a mudboat, or slipping through hidden glades on an airboat, Wetlander can get you there better and faster.  From the Pacific Northwest to the Florida panhandle, boaters need an easy to apply, hard and slippery bottom paint that allows their boats to get past any obstacle without fear of getting slowed down or stuck.  With Wearlon Wetlander technology, you can make your boat better than it was before…  

Better. Stronger. Faster.

Wetlander is being used by thousands of boaters and boat builders for 6 reasons:

1.)  Super Slick: A picture is worth a thousand words:

Anti-Friction coating technology has seen major advances since the old school days of using “filler” methods to help decrease friction.  The method of adding in fillers such as teflon dust, graphite powder, or free silicones and oils is truly a vacuum tube technology far down on the evolutionary scale of anti-friction coatings.  Free silicones, waxes, soaps and oils bloom to the surface of coatings and quickly wear away with abrasion.  Teflon and  graphite dust offer minimal improvement against friction.  Wetlander does not rely on fillers, but rather uses Wearlon patented technology wherein the entirety of the coating is extremely slick.  Sprinkling graphite dust on Wetlander would be like sprinkling it on ice: it would only slow you down.

2.)  Durable:  Wetlander is a tough, durable, and protective coating with powerful adhesion; it will not crack or chip off.  And since the coefficient of friction for Wetlander is incredibly low, it helps that much more to avoid scraping, gouging and abrading, compromising seals, rivets, seams and the entire hull.  You can see in the pictures below how applying Wetlander over your seams and rivets not only helps seal the rivet, but it also causes the rivet to be less exposed, and therefore less vulnerable to catch on something and tear open a leak.

The video below illustrates just how tough and flexible Wetlander is…

3.)  Flexibility + Strong Adhesion:  One of the failure points of conventional boat coatings is the combination of poor adhesion and lack of flexibility.  The bottoms of both fiberglass and aluminum boats flex with heavy use. Your bottom coating needs to be able to flex with it.  And the bottom coating adhesion needs to be strong enough to remain glued to your hull, no matter the degree of expansion and contraction.  If a bottom coating is not flexible, and/or has subpar adhesion, it will crack and fall off in chunks. Wetlander is both flexible and has strong adhesion, so it will never crack or chip off.

4.)  Easy to apply and touch up:  Although Wetlander is an advanced industrial coating, it goes on just like a paint – just roll or spray it on.  Quick and easy to apply with basic minimal prep, Wetlander goes on smooth without drips and sags and adheres tenaciously to aluminum, fiberglass, gel coats and most pre-existing hull coatings. If you ever need to touch up some spots on your hull, it’s easy with Wetlander. Just roughen up the area with some sandpaper, wipe with water, and then apply more Wetlander.  No need to pull your motor, rigging and hardware off. Just tip the boat up (or leave it on the trailer) and roll on more Wetlander. You can easily roll it on upside down.

5.)  Wetlander outperforms all other slick bottom paints and coatings:   Faster speeds, slicker bottoms, and easier launching makes people happy, and they let us know:  We receive glowing testimony from our customers. You can read great reviews and testimonies on our boat specific pages, i.e. jonboatcoatings.com, driftboatcoatings.com, mudboatcoatings.com, jetboatcoatings.com, duckboatcoatings.com, and airboatcoatings.com.  We’d also encourage people to do their own research on hunting & fishing websites and online forums to get an objective perspective on Wetlander.  JTgatoring, an independent product reviewer for all things jonboat, mudboat, and gator hunting, recently did an evaluation on Wetlander.                                                                  See- https://www.jtgatoring.com/wetlander-slick-bottom-coating-before-and-after/.   And here’s the video he posted on his YouTube channel.

6.)  Specially engineered by Plastic Maritime Corp, a longstanding and distinguished company:  For over three decades PMC has been on the technological forefront within the waterbased industrial coatings class for achieving optimal results in areas of nonstick, anti-friction, hydrophobics, and water drag resistance.  This unique coating is better known as Wearlon®.  Our Wearlon Speedcoat-49 is being used by champion boat racing teams to win races and set world records.  And leisure boaters value both the fuel consumption savings and the foul-release properties Wearlon marine coatings offer. Since PMC introduced “Wetlander”, our shallow water boat coating line, it has become a best selling national brand for this market.  Wetlander was specifically engineered by our R &D team to create a perfect fit for extreme shallow water boaters; a coating that is slick, durable and reduces friction.   

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  1. Hi there,

    I have a Fiberglass Skiff/Jon Jet boat that I am considering applying polyurea to the underside and then applying Wetlander. do you have any recommendations for surface prep to figerglass? the FG is thick and this boat ran the skinny rivers as a DFO boat so im just looking for added protection to the FG.

    • Dan,
      Wetlander will not work as anti-barnacle coating for a marine boat, no. We do have a non-stick style boat coating called Speedcoat-49 that is very good on FRESHWATER boats that stay in a slip and tend to accumulate algae/grass/zebra mussels. The Speedcoat-49 is great at discouraging below-the-waterline growth, and makes cleaning any growth super easy. But, Speedcoat-49 is NOT very effective against barnacles. You can learn more about Speedcoat-49 at speedcoat49.com


  2. Wetlander I swear by it. I used it 12 days of moose hunting in Alaska this fall. I was in timber country skinny water. Easier loading and unloading the skiff. Be sure to have the hook on when launching or else it can slide off. My skiff went shallower than it has ever before. With slick paint. I don’t lose momentum and can keep a fast planing speed for 4 inches or less water. I was able to slide over 1 inch ripples and keep going. There was no way I would go where I went this fall without Wetlander. What use to take 3 full grown adults to push grunting hard when high n dry. Now takes 2 people to push skiff when high n dry. I had the 2 layer kit. I need to touch up with top coat next year on my skegs. If you got the patience to touch up paint once a year. This stuff will give you the edge to hunt harder and go places you shouldn’t be. I normally carry pvc pipe when stuck. Didn’t need it with this paint. I recommend doing a 3 layer coat than 2 layer. 2 layer did me good though. Pushing the skiff out when loaded is easy to do also. I recommend this paint to any one on the fence about trying it.

  3. I have a leaky seams on my 1978 John boat is does wettlander seal as well as reduce friction?

  4. Hello. Would you be able to tell what shipping to Calgary, Alberta, Canada would be approx. for the 2 layer 1/2 gallon kit for a Fiberglass Drift Boat. Area code T2x0c1.

    • Hi Stephen,

      If you want the exact shipping cost, it is best to go the Wetlander online store (https://wetlander.myshopify.com/collections/all/products/2l-kit-half-gallons), pick your 2-Layer kit and color, and then enter all of your shipping information. You will then be presented with all of the various shipping options with up-to-date prices, direct from the actual carrier (Fedex, UPS, USPS) . Entering your credit card is the last thing you do, so you can back out of the process at any moment. I can’t do it from here with just your postal code. I would need your full address. Let me know if you have questions.


  5. Do you think Wetlander would work, or be beneficial on a small pontoon? I used it on a Jon boat previously and know it works as advertised, was thinking it may help plane quicker and run just a little faster on my pontoon (14 ft, 30hp Etec)…

    • Hi Phil,

      Unless you are beaching your 14 ft. pontoon often, I would lean towards our Speedcoat-49 product instead. It is much better-suited to pontoons (in my opinion). Here is a direct link to the Speedcoat-49 website.
      Good luck, and let me know if you have other questions.

      -Scott (518) 469-3612

  6. Question: how much product do I need for a Hyde 11 foot 10 inch sport drifter? Thaks

    • Tim,

      It will hold up just fine. Make sure you use a 2-Layer kit, and don’t expect it to repel or barnacles, because it will not.


  7. Hello

    I was wondering if you have a rough idea of the shipping time to Calgary, Alberta.

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