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The decks of houseboats are subjected to harsh conditions and repeated exposure to the elements. These decks are traditionally constructed with high grade plywood which is covered with a labour-intensive fiberglass gelcoat surface. Unfortunately, the gelcoat is susceptible to cracks and does not withstand significant impact damage. In very little time, the decks of million dollar houseboats become damaged, degrading their appearance and functionality. Due to the EPA restrictions which require the boats to be removed from the water before fiberglass work can be done, maintenance and repairs can cost thousands of dollars.


The wooden deck was sanded and coated with 125 mils (approx. 1/8th of an inch) of LINE-X® XS-100 recreational coating, coloaded according to the owner’s specifications. The protective coating was then topped with LINE-X® XTRA to give it a long lasting, glossy, color-coded finish. Total application time was approximately one quarter that of traditional gelcoat finishes.


The deck of the houseboat was coated with LINE-X XS-100 and LINE-X XTRA to provide strength, durability and aesthetic value.


With superior tensile strength and abrasion resistance, LINE-X XS-100 created a surface that is tough, functional and aesthetically pleasing. In addition to providing superior protection, the LINE-X slip resistant coating helps prevent slip and fall injuries. Since LINE-X has zero VOC/CFC, small repairs can be accomplished while the houseboat is waterborne, decreasing maintenance costs.

ACT: Canberra

Canberra, ACT, Australia

NSW: Emu Plains

15 Smith Street Emu Plains, NSW, Australia 2750

NSW: Hunter Valley

Unit 2, Building B, Lot 2/387, New England Hwy, Rutherford NSW 2320

NT: Darwin

1140 McMillans Rd Knuckey Lagoon, NT 0828

QLD: Geebung

113 Granite Street Geebung, QLD, 4034 Australia

SA: Kilburn

428 Churchill Road Kilburn, SA, 5084 Australia

SA: Lonsdale

4/1 Liston Road Lonsdale SA 5160

VIC: Pakenham

16 Bormar Dr, Pakenham VIC 3810

VIC: Somerton

10 Transport Drive Somerton VIC, 3062 AUS

WA: Bunbury

15 Yookson Rd Picton WA 6229 Australia

WA: Kelmscott

51-57 Brant Road Kelmscott, WA, 6111 Australia

WA: Perth

10 Cowcher Place Belmont WA, 6104

WA: Wangara

6B Baretta Road, Wangara WA 6065