Boat Cleaning Tips: 5 Ways to Get Your Boat Ready for the Water

Summer is in full swing, so these boat cleaning tips are just in time to help you keep your boat looking ship-shape for all your summer cruises! Get out on the water after deep-cleaning your boat with these easy tips. 

Build a Boat-Cleaning Kit

To properly clean your boat, you’ll need to have some supplies. Here are your must-have boat cleaning supplies:

  • Bucket
  • Few long-handled brushes
  • Hand-held brush
  • Towel
  • Washing glove
  • Hoses
  • Boat-safe soap
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Goggles
  • Gloves

Remove Your Boat from the Water

Before you can begin cleaning you’re boat, you’re going to want to make sure you can get to every inch of it easily. Removing the boat from the water will not only protect your water source from contamination with soap and other chemicals, but it will make cleaning the entire boat much easier.

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Rinse the Boat Thoroughly

Apply an adjustable nozzle to your hose and spray down the entire boat. Use a strong stream for the exterior of the boat and all the spots where you can see grime building up, and a more gentle stream for your upholstery and other more delicate spots. 

Use Warm Water and Boat-Safe Soap

Fill a bucket with warm water and your boat-safe soap, then use your brushes, washing gloves, sponges and more to wipe away any mildew, grime, and dirt. Use the brushes to scrub at stubborn spots and to deep-clean the seating on your boat. 

Rinse and Dry

After you’ve thoroughly scrubbed the boat down, cleaned all the upholstery, and power-washed the deck, rinse thoroughly. You’ll want to take a towel and dry off the exterior to prevent streaks from forming.

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