"You guys did a great job. Thanks for giving me a "brand new boat". She really looks brand new."

Tom Wintz
Owner 46' Hunter

28 Years in the Business...We Have Learned a Thing or Two!

Q. I wash the boat when we come down to use it… Why do I need a continual cleaning program?

A. "Mother Nature" is using your boat every day, even if you’re not." This is one of our most frequently asked questions. Most people who don’t live here are not aware of how much salt is in the air and is constantly being blown all over your property. Salt air is highly corrosive to all metal products; it will also break down finishes on products such as fiberglass along with UV exposure. Think of salt exposure as microscopic pieces of abrasive material that will constantly attack your property. Try just washing your car on a Friday morning and then see what it looks like on Sunday here at the beach. I promise you will find a salt film on it. Other reasons to keep the boat cleaned are mildew from the continual humidity we face down here. Regular washes also keep the boat looking good and will greatly affect your resale values as well as ease the burden the owner faces after a fun day fishing or in the sun. We offer weekly and bi-weekly cleaning schedules that are affordable to our customers.

Q. I just bought a new boat. I’ll be OK not waxing it for a while right?

A. No. Boats do not come from any factory waxed; they only use a wax release agent in the molds. The very first thing you should do prior to the boat ever being in the water is to have everything on it protected and waxed, followed by a scheduled waxing every 6 months. Irreversible damage can be done to the aluminum and fiberglass areas by neglecting to properly protect it from the saltwater elements and sun.

Q. I’ve let my boat go without waxing it for some time. It’s a "little chalky"...you can buff it out right?

A. We hear it’s a "little chalky" all the time. In most cases, we can remove years of neglect by light or heavy compounding and then waxing the areas with fantastic results. Lightly oxidized surfaces will naturally respond better than ones that are completely dead. However, this is a double-edged sword. The more we have to compound; the more gel coat or paint is removed in the process. The customer must realize that this is getting to the backside of the power curve on taking care of things. So if you must have the boat compounded, the clock is going to tick a lot faster on when you will have to have it redone.

Q. I want to sell my boat. Should I have it detailed?

A. Absolutely!! You are going to have one chance to make a great first impression on a potential buyer. A poorly maintained boat will reflect many things to a potential buyer. "Did he neglect the rest of the boats care as well?" That question will be the first thing in a buyers mind…wouldn’t it be in yours? In addition, you stand to lose thousands of dollars on the resale. Well-kept boats move faster and return more to the seller than neglected ones. It’s just that simple.

Q. I don’t have my boat on a cleaning schedule and the cabin and compartments are full of mildew, can you remove it?

A. Yes, we can. We can remove all mildew from all areas to make the boat look clean, fresh and as new as we possibly can.

Q. How often should we wax our boat?

A. We recommend every 6 months to properly maintain your boat's appearance and protection.

Q. I rinse the boat off every time I come in, isn’t that enough?

A. While rinsing the boat off is better than just doing nothing, it is still a long way from properly taking care of your investment. You can do a tremendous amount of damage by just rinsing the boat off and not making sure it is properly dried. Hard water spots, if left to build up on a surface such as glass or fiberglass, can dull finishes, ruin glass and be very stubborn to remove, requiring muriatic acid and compound which is no gentle process. If you’re going to rinse the boat great, but make sure you dry it as well. Even using a water softener can cause damage by the minerals left in the water when just exposed to dry in the sun.

Q. I keep my boat in a dry stack. I really don’t need to do as much to it as someone who keeps his or hers boat outdoors, right?

A. Wrong. Dry stacks are great for UV protection, but they also have their own issues. Salt air will still blow in, boats can leak fluids onto your boat, forklift dust and other stuff is blown around and onto your boat. And boat owners that just put their boats up without cleaning them are in for a real surprise when they pull them down the following spring. It is imperative to make sure your boat is waxed and cleaned on a regular schedule. We have done this for 27 years. Let us help you take care of your detailing and maintenance needs.

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