GVR Report cover U.S. Antifouling Yacht Coatings Market Size, Share & Trends Report

U.S. Antifouling Yacht Coatings Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Super Yacht, Flybridge Yacht, Sport Yacht, Long Range Yacht, Sailing Yacht, Motor Yacht), And Segment Forecasts, 2020 - 2027

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-185-9
  • Number of Pages: 60
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The U.S. antifouling yacht coatings market size was valued at USD 29.1 million in 2019 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.9% from 2020 to 2027. Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, the tourism sector has been adversely impacted. This has affected the use of the yacht, thereby increasing the need to prevent the growth of marine organisms in the yacht, which is expected to propel the market growth. Antifouling yacht coatings are used to prevent the growth of marine organisms, such as algae, tubeworms, barnacles, and mollusks, on the hull of a yacht in seawater. The accumulation of fouling and microorganisms impacts the yacht movement by creating surface resistance, further reducing the speed of the yacht and increasing fuel consumption in order to maintain speed.

U.S. antifouling yacht coatings market size, by application, 2016 - 2027 (USD Million)

Additionally, antifouling coatings prevent the surface from eroding corrosion, which is required to protect the outer hull surface. Since the ban of Tributyltin (TBT), copper-based antifouling yacht coatings are being widely used as alternatives. Availability, effectiveness, and relative inexpensiveness compared to biocides are driving the demand for copper-based antifouling yacht coatings. Copper compounds in antifouling yacht coatings are used to control hard fouling, such as mussels, barnacles, and tube worms.

Restrictions on the use of copper-based antifouling yacht coatings may further impact the market growth in the coming years. For instance, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), Washington, U.S., has passed a ban on antifouling coatings that contain more than 0.5% copper for recreational boats, and the regulation is slated to be effective till January 2026.

Application Insights

The super yacht application segment led the market and accounted for more than 31.0% share of the overall revenue in 2019. This significant share is attributed to the rising demand for super yacht, which has the ability to serve multiple gatherings at the same time and can be used by tourism companies for cruise trips.

In the past few years, the U.S. has witnessed growth in the number of millionaires owing to the rise in the number of digital businesses and entrepreneurs. The demand for super yacht in the U.S. market is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period.

U.S. antifouling yacht coatings market share, by application, 2019 (%)

In addition, super yacht requires services every 5 years to maintain its aesthetics and comply with maritime law and insurance requirements. This, in turn, is projected to create significant demand for antifouling yacht coatings.

The long-range yacht is primarily built for all weather conditions ranging from chilled waters in the Antarctic to rough sea waves in the Pacific Ocean. The major highlighting factor is the size of the hull, which is large enough to accommodate a fully equipped kitchen providing a sense of kitchen at home. Long-range yachts are often associated with less fuel efficiency per nautical mile when compared with sport yachts and are commonly used for family trips.

The motor yacht is often called a power cruiser yacht as it serves the purpose of sports and cruising at the same time. Motor yachts are commonly used by consumers having an interest in deep-sea diving or adventure enthusiasts for a night stay in the deep ocean. The capabilities offered by the motor yacht make it suitable for short adventurous trips in seas and oceans. The growing trend of consumer spending on adventurous vacations and sports will drive the demand for antifouling yacht coatings in motor yachts over the forecast period.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Antifouling coatings are a necessity for yacht maintenance and the yacht requires reapplication after a fixed period of time or a distance traveled. Various companies manufacturing antifouling coatings are vertically integrated companies in the value chain and they manufacture several other coatings, such as anti-corrosion coatings and protective coatings.

Companies are actively investing in research & development activities to produce new environment-friendly antifouling coatings keeping up with the environmental regulations. For instance, in October 2020, Jotun has launched silyl methacrylate-based SeaQuantum III series antifouling coatings for the reduction of biofouling and enhancing its operational efficiency. Some prominent players in the U.S. antifouling yacht coatings market include:

  • Akzo Nobel N.V.

  • PPG Industries

  • The Sherwin Williams Company


  • Nippon Paint Marine Coatings

U.S. Antifouling Yacht Coatings Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 30.7 million

Revenue forecast in 2027

USD 48.9 million

Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.9% from 2020 to 2027

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2018

Forecast period

2020 - 2027

Quantitative units

Volume in tons, revenue in USD million, and CAGR from 2020 to 2027

Report coverage      

Volume forecast, revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered


Country scope

The U.S.

Key companies profiled

Akzo Nobel N.V.; PPG Industries; The Sherwin Williams Company; BASF SE; Nippon Paint Marine Coatings

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue and volume growth at the country level and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2027. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the U.S. antifouling yacht coatings market report on the basis of application:

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Super Yacht

    • Flybridge Yacht

    • Sport Yacht

    • Long Range Yacht

    • Sailing Yacht

    • Motor Yacht

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