Today, the new-boat part of the market and the superyacht segment remain sluggish. But since those bleak times, other paint sales have come back, nearly to the good ol' level of circa 2007. But the sales cycle is different, say Elenor Ekman and Jim Seidel, both Interlux marketers. People are waiting longer into the spring to buy their paint, and distributors are keeping less of it on their shelves. The result? Come spring, retail customers in some areas aren't finding as many choices, and at boat yards, they're maybe paying a little more because the yards didn't take as much advantage of the fall pricing deals when they were available.