Why Stainless Steel is Great for Marine Environments

Here at Stainless Outfitters Inc., our goal is to create the best stainless steel products for a wide variety of needs or applications. Our team’s workmanship is consistently excellent across the board, but one area where we especially stand out is our marine products. In fact, we are the original supplier to many well-known boat manufacturers, including Hinterhoeller Yachts. In this article, we’ll go some of the reasons why stainless steel is a great choice for marine environments.

Why Stainless Steel is Great for Marine Environments

  • Rust Resistance. One obvious reason why stainless steel is a good choice for a marine environment is that it resists rust. Rust forms on ordinary steel when iron atoms in the metal react with oxygen atoms in the air, forming the compound iron oxide. Stainless steel is treated with chromium, which forms protective bonds with the iron atoms that prevent them from interacting with oxygen and rusting.
  • Aesthetics. In addition to making your boat’s rails and other components weaker, rust is also just ugly to look at. While this may be a relatively minor issue, we at Stainless Outfitters Inc. want to help you make your watercraft the best it can be, which includes making sure that it looks good.
  • Ease of Maintenance. Because stainless steel does not rust, it is much easier to maintain. This makes it ideal for marine environments, where the wet conditions would otherwise cause a lot of rust and make maintenance a constant battle. If you want to be able to spend your time on more important tasks than scouring your steel, we at Stainless Outfitters Inc. recommend you choose stainless steel.