In 2022, Armus teamed up with Cigarette Racing’s exclusive distributor Top Gun Yachts to do a custom application on a 42 Cigarette Night Eagle to test and evaluate Poseidon Extreme against an uncoated vessel. Check out our results!

THE BENEFITS OF POSEIDON EXTREME

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

  • ADVANCED OSMOSIS PREVENTION

    The Poseidon Extreme primer acts as an advanced osmosis-preventative base layer, effectively sealing your vessel's hull. This ensures that your hull remains impervious to water intrusion, protecting it from the threat of blistering.

    VERSATILE APPLICATION

    Poseidon Extreme's primer can be applied over gelcoat or traditional bottom paints (provided they are sanded before application), making it a versatile solution for various vessel types and maintenance needs.

  • ENHANCED HULL PERFORMANCE

    Poseidon Extreme not only safeguards your vessel but also enhances its performance. The comprehensive system contributes to increased speed and improved hydrodynamic efficiency, ensuring a smoother and more efficient ride.

    COST-EFFICIENCY

    By reducing the need for frequent maintenance and eliminating the costly and time-consuming acid washes required by some competitors' products, Poseidon Extreme offers substantial cost savings for vessel owners.

SPEED AND PROTECTION NIGHT EAGLE 42

POSEIDON EXTREME PROTECTS AND PERFORMS

Armus took Hull Pro, our best performing hull protectant, and created Poseidon Extreme, a combo product of both our yachting nano-formulated primer and our clear high-gloss topcoat.

Based on our patented nano-strengthening technology of Hull Pro, we designed Poseidon Extreme to perform as well as protect.

Unlike a traditional bottom paint that scuffs, wears down, or contains biocides, Hull Pro and Poseidon Extreme work with molecular nano-bonding to provide strength and protection and reduce vessel drag in the water.

The results? Less cleaning, more fuel efficiency, and SPEED.

SPEED AND PROTECTION NIGHT EAGLE 42

poseidon extreme - post-application

42 night eagle - pre-application

“IN MY PROFESSIONAL OPINION, AFTER USING THIS PRODUCT FOR A YEAR, ARMUS DEFINITELY SHOWS MORE PERFORMANCE THAN BARE GEL COAT, AND IT PROVIDES FOULING PROTECTION, WITH A DIVE CLEAN NECESSARY ONLY ONCE EVERY 3 WEEKS.”

Ricardo Llorente
Top Gun Yachts

OUR CUSTOM APPLICATION GAVE A PERFECT HIGH-GLOSS FINISH

Our application photos below show the Nighteagle 42 during application over the course of 6 days.

Day 1: The first day comprised of taping off the waterline and covering any electrical components with tape and cleaning the original bottom paint. We sanded with 1000-grit wet orbital sander from the waterline down with multiple freshwater wash downs.

Day 2: We applied Part 1 of Poseidon Extreme, our EPY yachting primer in grey. Application was done in sections using a spray gun. The vessel was left to dry and cure for 24 hours.

Day 3: This step is optional for those who are looking for a showroom finish. We wet-sanded our primer coating with a 1500-grit wet orbital sander with multiple freshwater wash downs to get a super smooth base coat. This is optional.

Day 4: We applied Part 2, our Hull Pro high-gloss performance topcoat. For this project, we used a custom black topcoat. We began application after confirming the hull’s surface was fully dry and the primer fully cured. Application of the topcoat was also done with an HVLP spray gun. The vessel was left to dry and cure for 24 hours.

Day 5: The jack stands were moved and full application of the topcoat was provided to the voids.

Day 6: We completed the final inspection of our coating to ensure the coating was fully cured and dry. Afterwards, the tape was removed. We ensured the topcoat was fully dried and cured and not tacky prior to vessel immersion for field testing!

Check out our recommended tools for applying both parts of Poseidon Extreme in the Application Guide!

SPEED AND PROTECTION NIGHT EAGLE 42

WE’VE GOT A NEED FOR SPEED!

When tested, the Armus-coated Nighteagle 42 outperformed the uncoated vessel.

Uncoated: 5000 RPM | 61 mph | Fuel Flow 153
Hull Pro-Coated 42 Night Eagle: 5000 RPM | 62.1 mph | Fuel Flow 146

That’s a 2% increase in speed, and a 5.5% decrease in fuel consumption!