Midnight Express Powerboats sought an effective hull coating solution for their 43' Solstice, specifically looking to protect their vessel during transportation and while it was stored on a lift. Having experienced dissatisfaction with competitors' products on the market, they turned to Armus for a solution. Armus introduced Poseidon Extreme, a comprehensive hull protection system, featuring a primer that acts as an osmosis-preventative base layer and Hull Pro, a topcoat renowned for its performance and protection.

THE BENEFITS OF POSEIDON EXTREME

Poseidon Extreme offers a range of benefits, ensuring the ultimate protection and performance for your vessel:

  • OSMOSIS PREVENTION

    Osmosis, the movement of water through a vessel's hull, can lead to hull blistering. Poseidon Extreme's primer creates an ultra-hard epoxy layer that effectively seals the hull, guarding against osmosis and blistering.

    ENHANCED HULL STRENGTH

    Hull blisters can compromise a vessel's strength and structural integrity, making it susceptible to damage. Poseidon Extreme's full system safeguards against these issues.

  • IMPROVED HYDRO DYNAMIC EFFICIENCY

    Hull blisters increase drag and reduce hydrodynamic efficiency, which translates to decreased speed and increased fuel consumption. Poseidon Extreme helps maintain the vessel's performance and efficiency.

    DURABLE EPOXY STRENGTH

    Unlike other hull coatings, Poseidon Extreme and Hull Pro’s top coat are durable and long-lasting. This means they won’t chip off on a boat lift or during transport with a trailer.

PROTECTION MEETS PERFORMANCE 43’ SOLSTICE

An osmosis-preventative primer

Osmosis is the movement of water through a semi-permeable membrane, such as the fiberglass or gel coat layer of a vessel's hull, and can lead to hull blistering.

Gelcoat is a semipermeable coating, and moisture can penetrate this layer and become trapped between your hull’s fiberglass laminate and gelcoat, causing hull blisters.

Blisters can compromise the vessel's overall strength and structural integrity and make it susceptible to further damage.
They can also increase the drag and reduce the vessel's hydrodynamic efficiency, resulting in decreased speed and increased fuel consumption.

Prevent hull damage with Poseidon Extreme, our full kit for ultimate vessel protection and performance.

Poseidon Extreme’s primer is an ultra-hard epoxy that seals your hull, preventing osmosis and blistering. This extra base-layer can be applied over gelcoat, or over traditional bottom paints as long as they are sanded before application.

PROTECTION MEETS PERFORMANCE 43’ SOLSTICE

SIMPLE APPLICATION AND HULL MAINTENANCE

Midnight Express applied Poseidon Extreme primer using a roller. It was allowed to fully dry and cure over 24 hours.

Seeking a high-gloss mirror finish, Midnight Express used Hull Pro, which is included in the Poseidon Extreme kit. Hull Pro was mixed and expertly sprayed onto the hull beneath the waterline over the Poseidon Extreme primer. No additional sanding was necessary on the primer before Hull Pro application, and it cured in 24 hours.

Armus recommends waiting for a full 48 hours post-curing (72 hours post-application) before launching the vessel.

With Poseidon Extreme, Midnight Express Powerboats unlocked a new level of hull maintenance and care for their 43' Solstice. This comprehensive hull protection system not only shields the vessel from osmosis and potential hull damage but also simplifies upkeep.

The Poseidon Extreme primer, an integral part of the system, offers an ultra-hard epoxy layer that not only acts as a safeguard against osmosis but also serves as an exceptional foundation for Hull Pro, Armus' best-selling clear topcoat. This means that rather than relying solely on Hull Pro, which is designed for maintenance, the combination of the primer and topcoat creates an impervious, long-lasting shield for the hull.

This one-time application approach significantly reduces the need for frequent maintenance and upkeep. Choosing Poseidon Extreme means you can enjoy enhanced vessel protection, superior performance, and the convenience of streamlined maintenance.

PROTECTION MEETS PERFORMANCE 43’ SOLSTICE

A SINGLE ALL-IN-ONE HULL PROTECTION SYSTEM

Midnight Express Powerboats' selection of Poseidon Extreme as their hull protection system demonstrates the significance of a comprehensive solution for vessel safeguarding. This case study exemplifies how Armus' Poseidon Extreme offers unparalleled protection, maintaining vessel strength, efficiency, and performance, and represents a superior alternative to tackle the challenges associated with osmosis and hull blistering.

For a detailed guide on Poseidon Extreme application, please refer to our comprehensive Application Guide.
We have care and maintenance tips as well in our Post-Application Care Guide.