After several years of experience, our choice is well thought out: Liteboats are … white (RAL 9016), for 4 reasons.
Repair: Our boats are covered with gelcoat (mixture of resin and pigments) which constitutes the waterproof barrier. From a practical standpoint, your boat will inevitably take a few bumps over the years, and white, the universal color, is the easiest to repair.
If your boat is several years old, the original colors will be washed out by the sun, and it will be impossible to find the same shade as the original shade. The small repair patches will therefore be very visible.
Durability: White is a color that reflects light and therefore holds up best to UV rays. Conversely, dark colors will store heat and increase the temperature of your boat, which is not recommended.
Weight: Certain colors such as yellow or red will represent weight gain for your boat. Indeed, to properly cover the entire surface, a greater amount of gelcoat will be needed when it is colored. White covers better.
Safety: White is a color that contrasts well with the blue color of water, so you will be more visible.
On request, it is possible to order the color of your choice, for the hull only, and this only for certain boats. Rather than applying colored gelcoat, we recommend that you instead wrap, that is, cover your boat with a self-adhesive film.