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How to Keep Your Boat Looking Like New

How to Keep Your Boat Looking Like New

It is always in the best interest of boat owners to keep their boats as new as possible. So, the team here at Lightning Boat B
uilders has come up with a few tips and tricks on how to go about doing that. Enjoy!

Regular Care

This is really obvious but still worth mentioning. You need to take regular care of your boat if you want it to stay new for as long as possible. The best way to go about this is to give your boat a thorough rub down with some soapy water and a microfiber mitt after every time you use it. This will keep the exterior clean. Once every three months, wax your boat with some pasty wax. This goes a long way to add a layer of protection to your boat’s exterior.


Antifouling is a must for any boat owner. Without antifouling, your boat’s costs will go up and performance will go down. On top of that, you will end up with a destroyed hull. And if all that wasn’t bad enough, a fouled boat is one of the most horrid sights you are ever likely to see so it decreases your boat’s aesthetic properties drastically.

Upholstery and Vinyl

When you’re trying to keep your boat looking great for as long as possible, it is important to focus on what’s inside the boat as well. Some boat owners tend to overlook this. The upholstery and vinyl on boats need to be cleaned several times during any season. Using appropriate cleaners for the fabric you have is vital since wrong applications can destroy your upholstery.

We care about your boat as much as you do. If you ever need a hand with boat detailing, boat maintenance, antifouling, boat repairs or anything in between, do not hesitate to give Lightning Boat Builders a call or pay us a visit. Our passionate Gold Coast team will be more than glad to help you out with whatever you may need.