Boats used in salt water get abused. If you have ever taken a cruise you will notice that a portion of the crew is always working on the appearance of the boat. It is a non-stop function due to the abuse of the sun, salt-water and the wind.
It is a captain's and/or owner's responsibility to make sure that the boat is protected and that the walkways or decks are safe from slip/falls.
There are a few ways to accomplish this:
- Coat the decks with an epoxy coating containing a non-skid additive
- Coat the decks with deck paint and broadcast in a non-skid additive
- Apply heavy duty non-skid tape