When you’re a boat or yacht owner, it’s a truth universally acknowledged that it comes with a certain level of responsibility to ensure the upkeep of that boat or yacht. It’s hard to remember that, just like your car, your boat deserves to be treated to routine maintenance every year or so to ensure that her lifespan is as long as you need it to be and she can take you out on the waves for as long as possible. To properly care for your boat, we’ve made a list of a few tips and tricks to get you started.

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When performing routine boat maintenance, it’s important to look at all the parts that need to be examined, this includes the engine, the hull, the electrical systems, the boat’s plumbing and HVAC systems if you have one, moving parts like hinges, tracks and zippers and finally the canvas and upholstery of the boat. The most basic rule of thumb to follow to keep your boat out on the Gold Coast blue water is to keep it clean. Make sure you’re regularly rinsing your boat or yacht with fresh water after each trip out. Dirt that sits on the canvas and upholstery also needs to be washed and cleaned, as this can cause a build-up of residue and eventually turn to mould which is exactly what you don’t want anywhere on your marine vessel. Make sure you’re keeping your marine vessel engine and any other moving parts well lubricated as well.

And finally, in order to make sure your boat and yacht treat you with the same amount of love and respect as you have shown it, take it to The Boat Butler for professional routine maintenance. In the same way, you’d take your car to a mechanic, your boat can benefit from someone who knows what to do having a look at it. That way you can get out on the water faster. For more great Marine Blogs go to www.theboatbutler.com.au or for more information on our Marine Detailing Services please call +61 401 209 514 for an obligation-free quote.

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