Boat Detailing Equipment and Supplies
Below is a suggested list of supplies and equipment you'll need to do a thorough detailing job on your boat or yacht.
- Cleaning solution. Spray Nine is an excellent choice, but most commercial cleaners designed for marine use will suffice.
- Boat gel wash
- Marine polish
- Hard water spot remover
- Marine cleaner/wax or pure wax
- Glass cleaner
- Isinglass cleaner
Don't use your household glass cleaner on the isinglass inserts in your canvas top and enclosure. Use a plastic cleaner made for isinglass.
- Marine canvas fabric protectant
- Vinyl protectant
- Scrub brushes
A long-handled cleaning brush is good. One with a telescoping handle is even better. Two brushes is even better: A stiff brush for vigorously scrubbing heavily soiled areas, and a soft-bristle brush for more gentle cleaning where it's needed.
- An old toothbrush for scrubbing in tight spaces
- Wheel brushes
- Vacuum cleaner
- Hose with spray nozzle
Use a good rubber-coated spray nozzle, not the more conventional metal type. If a heavy metal spray nozzle gets dropped on your deck, you're likely to end up with a chip in your fiberglass or gelcoat.
- Sponges, including applicator sponges
- Shop rags/paper towels/soft cloth rags
See the Boat Detailing Checklist to be sure you cover all the important areas of your boat.