PYI introduces Kiwigrip nonskid deck coating systems

Lynnwood, Wash. – PYI, a premier manufacturer and distributor of high-quality marine, boat, yacht, and shipping equipment and supplies, announced today that it is the provider of the KiwiGrip Nonskid Deck Coating System worldwide.

Providing a beautiful, high-traction surface, KiwiGrip is a revolutionary, durable, nonskid coating that is applied quickly and easily using a roller that is included with each can. By varying the application technique, the texture can be adjusted from a rolled "pleasure boat" texture to an industrial aggressive "work boat" texture – all from the same can. As a homogeneous material, KiwiGrip doesn't suffer from the problems encountered with products filled with sand, walnut shells, beads, rubber fleck or other fillers. Coatings with fillers tend to wear through and the fillers fall out, leaving an unsafe deck that is hard to clean and even harder to re-coat. Additionally, KiwiGrip is a one-part paint, which significantly lowers the applied cost and application hours.

Loaded with a UV stabilizer for consistent color, KiwiGrip is available in four standard colors: white, cream, light gray and light blue. It is also easily tinted to custom pastel colors, can be purchased in black and is even available in a glow-in-the-dark version – ideal for putting on the edges of stairs for emergency power outages. KiwiGrip can be applied over wood, fiberglass, epoxy, concrete or metal. It is a water-based non-toxic acrylic paint that contains no volatile solvents and has a very low VOC allowing safe application without tenting the vessel or wearing a respirator.

“The entire PYI team is truly passionate about boating, and we only manufacture and distribute high-quality products that we use ourselves,” said Ian Smith, product manager, PYI Inc. “We love KiwiGrip’s durable and beautiful finished look. When it comes time to re-do your nonskid, this easy-to-apply, non-toxic product is all you are ever going to need.”

Pricing and Availability:
KiwiGrip is currently available worldwide through various distribution channels. A 1-liter can in a standard color has a retail price of USD $47, while black retails for USD $59. A 4-liter can of standard colors is priced at USD $157 and a 4-liter can of black retails for USD $199. For more information on KiwiGrip, PYI and its entire line of marine equipment and supplies, please visit

By Ocean Navigator