About Us

About Us

AkzoNobel - leading global paints, coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals.


A division of AkzoNobel, International® is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high performance boat paint, yacht coatings and marine protection.

Formed in 1881, the International brand has become synonymous with the highest standard of care for all kinds of vessels and is an integral part of boat building and maintenance.

For over a century, International has been creating the most innovative coating solutions to protect, beautify and improve the performance of all types of boats. No matter where you are, in whichever waters around the globe, you’ll find International offers high performance yacht coatings for both above and below the waterline including antifouling, undercoats, yacht varnish and many more solutions.

The success of our business has been built on two things: an on-going commitment to understanding the needs of our customers, and, in turn, providing quality product and service solutions that consistently perform for the boat owner, boatyard professional or boat builder anywhere in the world.

Scientific expertise is at the heart of our business. We dedicate more people, technology and investment to our research and development programmes than any other yacht paint manufacturer in the world. With our dedicated yacht laboratories and our customer-integrated testing programmes, we have become the first choice partner for the world’s most demanding customers.

International is devoted to providing proven solutions that protect, beautify and reduce boat maintenance. We strive to ensure that the work we do not only makes a difference – it becomes a critical element of support for our customers.

Whether we’re in the lab researching and developing new products, or at sea putting our products to the test, we’re in our element. Getting the chemistry right is critical to us, as is knowing the subtle differences between people and water all over the world. Wherever there are boats, we’re right at the heart of the matter, making connections, solving problems and sharing knowledge.


About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. Calling on centuries of expertise, we supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and sustainable technologies designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 48,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International and Eka. Consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability, we are committed to making life more liveable and our cities more human.


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