If accelerated marine growth is a problem in the area in which the boat will generally be operated, an anti-fouling bottom paint may be necessary to slow growth while protecting the gel coat.  Before selecting a bottom paint, talk with other boaters and an authorized  MasterCraft Dealer?s service department to determine the product that works best in the area. Many local variables may also affect the selection of paint. Be sure to follow the paint manufacturer?s directions exactly.