Protective Boat Coating Business Expands to Norge Storefront

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Eelsnot Marine Coatings CEO Toby West (right) cuts the ribbon to his new Norge storefront with his family and James City County Office of Economic Development Director Russell Seymour. (Courtesy James City County)
Eelsnot Marine Coatings CEO Toby West (right) cuts the ribbon to his new Norge storefront with his family and James City County Office of Economic Development Director Russell Seymour. (Courtesy James City County)

Eelsnot Marine Coatings has moved to a spot in the Candle Factory Shops in Norge, where it offers compounds for boats that shield them from contact with water, reduce marine growth and boost fuel efficiency.

The business, which is owned by Toby West and Cherry Rose, was founded in 2006 as a home-based business in James City County.

Eelsnot Marine Coatings aims to help watermen cut down on time spent cleaning, scraping and fixing boats. The compound material protects surfaces on boats including wood, copper, aluminum, fiberglass, epoxy, gel coat, rubber and polypropylene, according to a news release from the county.

The compound is also designed to be friendly to the environment. It forms a barrier at the molecular level to protect boats, according to the company’s website.

Eelsnot Marine Coatings is located at 7521 Richmond Road, Suite #F-C.