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: The Wetlander chemistry uses a special Wearlon® epoxy backbone for durability in extreme environments.  Wetlander will not chip, crack or flake away like some other bottom coatings. The only way to get Wetlander off your hull is to wear it away with constant abrasion.

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 they posted on their 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 and Super-F marine series 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.

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