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Whether you regularly use professional boat cleaners or you’re taking a DIY approach to yacht cleaning, you need the right supplies and boat cleaning hacks to keep your ship in shape. Even between detailing appointments, there are simple processes you can use to keep your yacht at its best, no matter how long it’s been since a full detailing. The team at Marine Diesel Specialists has years of experience in the marine industry, supplying and servicing boaters in South Florida, and would love to share some expert insight for any boat owner in need of some professional assistance. 

Tips for Cleaning a Boat

Before putting these boat cleaning hacks into effect, make sure you’re using the right supplies. Many people choose dishwashing detergent for their boat hull cleaning, and while this can remove grime, it can also remove wax. If you don’t plan on applying new wax after washing your hull, hold off on the detergent and use cleaning materials specifically made for hulls. Additional supplies for cleaning a boat hull and interior include:

  • Mops
  • All-purpose gentle cleaner
  • Vinegar
  • Sponges
  • Polish
  • Bleach

After you’ve gathered the right supplies, it’s time to get cleaning! First, we’ll explore how to clean your boat’s interior. After all, it’s where you spend the most time!

Boat and Yacht Interior Cleaning 

Cleaning the interior of your yacht or boat is similar to cleaning your home. You’ll need the right cleaning supplies. Mopping the floors and deck can help remove grime, while bleach can keep toilets and other mold-prone areas clean. To fully clean your boat’s interior, you should follow the following boat cleaning hacks:

  • Clean the seats with vinyl cleaner, and make sure to seal them
  • Vacuum carpets, use a wet/dry vac to pick up all dirt
  • Use your favorite household cleaners for interior spaces

Making the Hull and Exterior of a Boat Cleaner

Your hull will need a little more love than the interior due to the fact that it is going to be exposed to more elements during its lifetime. These boat cleaning hacks will help keep everything in top shape. 

  • Use the right cleaning supplies, such as those developed specifically for hulls
  • Polish and seal your hull after it is fully clean and dry
  • Be careful with paints, follow manufacturer instructions on keeping painted or vinyl areas clean
  • Wax the hull by hand

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If you are looking to make your marine diesel engines work to the best of their ability or are interested in spare parts that will help keep everything running smoothly, then be sure to contact Marine Diesel Specialists! Our expert team is ready, willing, and able to get your vessel in top shape and put their years of experience to good use while doing so. If you wish to know more about our services, industry, or anything else boating, then be sure to read some of our other articles


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