Lead Marine Ballast for boats, ships, barges and more.

Pure Lead Products has become an expert in supplying marine ballast. Ships cannot sit correctly in the water without the use of ballast (weights) in the keel or in the lower parts of the hull. This additional mass provides a righting moment to help keep the boat upright in the water.

Lead is a commonly used material for boat ballast, particularly in sailboats, due to its high density, corrosion resistance, and ease of shaping. Here are some key points about lead for boat ballast:

Barge Ballast

We have shipped 1000’s of LBS. of
lead for Barge Ballast & Ocean Going Ships

Boat Ballast

Lead ballast For
Boats and Yachts


Our Florida location is convenient for the dozens of boat manufacturers in Florida. Also individual boat, yacht owners also purchase lead from us to balance their crafts. This ballast can be from hundreds of pounds of lead brick, lead pigs, lead shot or lead ingots for individual boats and yachts. Many Florida boat owners have come to our location to get their ballast.<

We also ship lead ballast all over the country.

Barge Ballast

For some larger vessels like barges we have shipped 10’s of thousands of LBS.

Ballast can also be custom fabricated to fit and coated for safe handling. In addition to the below options.


Boat Ballast

Many Florida boat owners have come to our location to get their ballast. The smaller boat community requires weight to balance changes to the boat interiors, like a new appliance or a relocation of cabinets, beds, etc. PLP can recommend the right weights for boat owners here and within the region and deliver quickly. Several boat manufacturers are our customers.

Lead pigs and lead ingots

Lead Ingots For
Boat Ballast

Lead ingot, pig lead,Caulking Lead

Lead Pig suitable for
large vessel ballast needs

25# Lead Shot for Ballast

25# Bags Lead Shot
for Ballast

Lead ballast is a vital component in marine vessels, serving several critical functions. Firstly, it enhances stability and balance, ensuring the vessel maintains its upright position in turbulent waters. This is particularly crucial for sailboats, as it counteracts the force of wind on the sails. Additionally, lead’s high density allows for compact placement, maximizing space efficiency within the vessel. Moreover, lead ballast assists in reducing a vessel’s rolling motion, enhancing comfort for passengers and preventing seasickness. However, it’s essential to consider environmental impacts, as lead can be toxic.  Overall, lead ballast remains an integral part of marine engineering, balancing safety, and functionality.

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Pure Lead Products is certainly convenient for the marine industry here in Florida, where we deliver lead ballast to boats & Yachts on a regular basis. We also have our own trucks, so we can ship your marine ballast almost anywhere for a reasonable price.

For More on why use lead for ballast :

High Density makes lead ideal for providing stability to boats because is weight concentrated in a small easily located area.

Corrosion Resistance: Lead is resistant to corrosion a consideration for exposure to water and especially sea water.

Adaptability: Lead is available in several standard shapes and can also be shaped tit a particular requirement.

Bilge Ballast: Lead blocks or plates can be used for bilge ballast. Good due to ability to move around to adjust boat balance.