Pettit Black Widow is a high-performance antifouling for boats where speed is the top priority, such as racing sailboats, bass boats, personal watercraft and offshore powerboats.
Applied by roller, brush or spray, the dual-biocide bottom paint contains four lubricants — molybdenum disulfide, polytetrafluoroethylene, graphite and silicon — and can be burnished to a smooth finish that reduces drag, resulting in higher speeds and lower fuel consumption, according to Pettit. $299 (gallon). Kop-Coat Marine Group, Rockaway, New Jersey, (800) 221-4466. pettitpaint.com
This article originally appeared in the June 2017 issue.