Designing for the wakeboarding market is very different from designing for the offshore commercial vessel marekt. Many parts on all boats (cleats, rings, eyelets, snaps, etc) are chrome plated. Durable finish.
Anodized is always great for marine use, but not all mfg methods result in a part that can be anodized. That's a major reason we went to chrome at a higer cost.
Powder coat is lower cost, and another great marine finish.
Composite is lowest cost but with big tooling costs. Durability is hugely impacted by material selection but most do really well in marine service.