CLEARWATER, Florida – August 2, 2019 – New Nautical Coatings, Inc., parent company of Sea Hawk Paints, today announced the acquisition of Blue Water Marine Paints from Valentus Specialty Chemicals, establishing New Nautical Coatings as America’s quintessential marine coatings company. Blue Water Marine Paints’ mission is to provide value-based coatings for the pleasure craft and brown water commercial marine markets.

“The acquisition of Blue Water Marine Paints, as a value-based brand, will complement our existing Sea Hawk Paints premium brand position in the marine coatings market and provide New Nautical Coatings with an additional growth platform, while diversifying our penetration beyond pleasure craft and into the brown water commercial marine coatings market,” said Erik Norrie, New Nautical Coatings’ CEO. “We believe this transaction will provide truly unique opportunities that create value for the customers of both brands,” Norrie added.

The Blue Water Marine Paints product line includes antifoulings, topside finishes, epoxy primers, and marine urethanes. The company sells its products under its own brand to marine distributors and resellers as well as to leading private-label partners in the marine service industry.

A trendsetter of marine bottom paints, New Nautical Coatings, Inc. and the Sea Hawk brand was established in 1978 and is dedicated to bringing only the highest quality products and customer satisfaction to today’s mariner. New Nautical Coatings is family owned and operated with a commitment to excellence. It provides a wide array of application specific marine coating products that include antifouling systems, primers, solvents, and resins. Now offering innovative products globally, the Sea Hawk brand has enjoyed unprecedented growth and continues to grow as its products become more in demand worldwide. For more information, contact Michael O’Keene at and (727) 523-8053 or visit