What Is Yacht Detailing?
Sailing yachts as well as motoryachts need regular detailing to keep the wood, chrome, hull, rigging, and other areas of the boat clean and in good condition.
Just like any other high-ticket item, such as cars, planes, or RVs, boats have specific maintenance and cleaning needs that should be attended to on a regular basis. Many parts of your boat are easy to maintain, or to repair minor problems, but if left unattended can present large problems that are expensive and time-consuming to repair.
Fiberglass, for example, is easy to maintain, but can be costly and difficult to repair. Washing and polishing your boat regularly will not only maintain its appearance but will help protect the fiberglass and gelcoat. In addition to resisting oxidation and being more stain-resistant, a properly cleaned and waxed hull will glide through the water more smoothly and with less resistance — giving you a better ride and cruising faster on less fuel.
Likewise, canvas and isinglass are easy to clean, helping prevent stains and mildew and avoid scratches, but are costly to replace. Properly maintaining your boat's canvas will prolong its useful life.
Regular boat detailing is a must to maintain your boat's appearance, keep it functioning well, and preserve its resale value. Naturally, the more thoroughly you clean your boat after each cruise, the easier the detailing process will be.