Thinking about buying a new boat, or just admiring your neighbors? Have you ever stopped to think about what materials go into the construction of a new boat, and why they’re used? Piedmont Plastics has put together a useful infographic to help us think about how durable, lightweight plastics are used to create today’s sea-faring vessels.

Whether it’s a cup holder keeping your drink from jumping overboard or a dock or dock fender protecting your boat against rough seas and debris, every component of a boat is valuable. For instance, plastic sheet constructed composite backing plates provide a great alternative to wood or other materials that can degrade over time. Plastic is also great for customization.

Top 10 Applications for Plastic on Boats

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