Your boat is a considerable investment. Keeping it clean will ensure years of comfort and recreation for you and your passengers. From hull to stern, some of the areas above and below deck and their finishes get a workout during every voyage. They can become stained from food and beverage spills. Or swimmers can track sand and silt from muddy river bottoms across your decking. Portholes and windscreens can also become streaked with salt spray.
When you dock after a day at sea, take the time to wash your boat. If you boat in saltwater, rinse your boat’s exterior with fresh water after every outing. This will remove any salt residue which corrodes metal hardware and, long-term, your boat’s gelcoat. A good marine boat wash product is best. New boat owners can benefit from using Meguiar’s New Boat Owner Starter Kit. It includes all the products needed to protect your boat’s finish and takes the guesswork out of buying boat cleaning supplies.