Important Tips For Maintaining Your Boat

November 6, 2015 - 3 min read

Who doesn’t love taking the boat out on the weekend, cruising over the seas, being relaxed by the waves and smell of salt in the air? Ah, dreamy. The last thing you want is for an issue with your boat to come along and ruin your outing. Ensure your boat is in tip-top shape all year round with a guide to maintaining a boat.

Our tips for maintaining your boat will have you saying, ‘Oh buoy, my boat looks great!’ From cleaning away potentially harmful residue, to keeping your boat’s interior looking like new, we’ve got you covered.

Top Tips for Maintaining a Boat

Boat Exterior Cleaning Tips

If you’re a captain of the salty seas, you’ll want to regularly clean your boat to help prevent material corrosion caused by salt build-up. Any mud, dirt or grime accumulation can also potentially harm your boats exterior—so hiring a professional who knows how to remove exterior muck without damaging your boats exterior is extremely important.

Storage & Maintenance

Boat Storage

Storing your boat isn’t just a matter of detaching it from your car. You’ll want to protect your precious vessel from thieves and weather damage. Follow these tips for maintaining your boat safely in the off-season:

  • Have your boat professionally cleaned before long-term storage, i.e. winter.
  • Thoroughly dry your boat to help prevent mildew and mould.
  • Remove all canvas, tools, anchors, equipment and any other attached features and store in a dry, secure place.
  • Store the battery in a warm, dry place and charge at least twice during longer storage times.
  • Spray your electric system connectors with dehumidification and anti-corrosion spray.
  • Secure your boat in a monitored location with a boat cover for optimum protection.

Marine Cushion & Interior Care

Boat Interior

Many factors can damage your boats interior including direct sunlight, humid weather, rain and stains. To help keep your boat’s interior in shipshape, follow these simple tips:


Installing a canvas cover for your boat will help you keep sunlight off of both you and your boat’s interior. While your boat is not in use, place any fixtures in a dry spot and spray with a protective coating designed for the specific material type. Most marine cushions are designed to withstand sunlight, however they will eventually fade.

Humid Weather

Humidity is a breeding ground for mould and mildew. With this in mind, be sure to cover your material features with plastic, remove the covering after each boat-trip and ensure the item underneath is thoroughly dry before storing.


On your boat, keep an undiluted detergent to remove any spills in your boats interior immediately. Soak a cloth with water, apply a little bit of detergent and gently apply to the spot. Sponge with clean water and blot with a towel to dry.

Keeping Your Boat Clean

Boat Sunset

In our cleaning tips, we mentioned having your boat professionally cleaned. A boat detailer will have the right knowledge and tools to clean your boat from top to bottom without damaging your interior or exterior.

To find a professional cleaning and detailing specialist near you, check out LocalSearch. That’s where we found this reliable Fraser Coast boat cleaner and detailer!

All Mobile Detailing 

Whether it’s your boat, car, RV or caravan, All Mobile Detailing has you covered. Their professional team offers vehicle and boat detailing across the Hervey Bay and Maryborough regions. Their Fraser Coast services include:

  • Washing, buffing, vacuuming, polishing & shining
  • Full protection packs
  • Window tint & much more

For high-quality and affordable cleaning and detailing on the Fraser Coast, call the trusted team at All Mobile Detailing today!

To find out more about their extensive boat, car and motorhome cleaning services, visit the All Mobile Detailing Localsearch profile page.