When you own a recreational marine vessel, whether it’s a jet ski, a boat, or a large yacht, you should know that there is a certain level of upkeep that your vessel needs in order to ensure she gives you the best she can for a long time to come. One of the biggest things you can do for your vessel is making sure that you’re keeping up with regular routine boat maintenances as required. On the whole, boat maintenance is quite similar to vehicle maintenance and should be treated in the same way.

There are a few basic items that require consistent maintenance that an owner can easily take care of, however, for the bigger routine maintenances many boat owners leave it up to the professionals. When it comes to that time of year for your annual boat maintenance, we’ve compiled a list that will help you know what you need to make sure is getting done with each service.

Number 1 is the engine, this is top of the list because it’s obviously one of the most important items that need to be inspected, cleaned and examined in every maintenance.
Number 2 is the hull and the topsides, ensuring that this is kept clean of algae and debris mostly falls to the owner, but any cracks or issues should be also examined and looked after by a professional.
Number 3 is the electrical system, ensuring that any navigation system or equipment is inspected and looked after should be another one to look out for.
Number 4 is the Canvas and upholstery, any cracks or wear and tear should be well looked after to make sure they don’t get worse.
Hand in hand with Number 5 is inspecting all hinges, tracks and zippers that the boat is equipped with.
If all items on this short checklist are well maintained and looked after by both the owner and the boat service provider, your vessel should give you many good times for many years to come. 

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