Boating Tips: How to Clean Your Boat

Welcome to Boating Tips with MarineMax! In this week’s Boating Tips, Captains Keith and Nick discuss the best way to clean your boat. From caring for your hull to the overall process of cleaning, drying and draining your boat, Nick and Keith are giving you the 411 on how to keep your vessel beautiful. Ask your questions, make comments, and learn a thing or two about your favorite outdoor activity.

MarineMax Boating Kit

When you buy a boat from MarineMax, we don’t just kick you to the curb after you take delivery of your vessel, we’re your boating partners for life! We offer a ton of services ranging from service to financing and insurance. All this notwithstanding, one of the things that we provide for our customers is a boating kit. This kit includes everything that you need to join the fun out on the water, including what you need to clean your boat! Check it out!

  • Shurhold Brush - This soft bristled brush enables you to scrub down everything from from your hull to your vinyl seats without scratching your vessel! You can disconnect the brush from the pole and use it as a handheld version if you want to get up close and personal while cleaning.
  • Shurhold Britewash - There are certain cleaners that you do NOT want to use on your boat, bleach for example (it can be damaging to you deck over time). Britewash is special boat soap that is specifically designed to effectively and safely clean your boat. 
  • Shurhold Pro Polish - It’s no secret that the sun can be hard on your boat’s finish. This polish shines your boat up like new so that even if colors are fading, you can touch up your vessel to give it that beautiful sheen that everyone wants. 
  • Shurhold SMC Multipurpose Spray - Gentle on your boat, touch on messes, you use a spot cleaner on your kitchen countertop at home, why wouldn’t you on your boat? Not every mess on your vessel necessitates a full mop and bucket style cleaning, sometimes all it takes is a few spritzes of a spot cleaner!
  • Shurhold Serious Shine - To help wax and shine your hull, use a little on a microfibre cloth. Don’t worry you won’t need much to buff that boat, a tiny bit goes a long way here. 

Cleaning techniques 

We recommend cleaning your vessel after every use, no matter how short or long you were out on the water. Here are some ways that you can show your boat some love in order to keep it looking factory fresh. We hope this helps and look forward to seeing you out on the water! 


You can see or hear more episodes of Boating Tips and our sister podcast, From the Helm Boating Broadcast, on The MarineMax Blog, accessible on the website or via mobile phone through the MarineMax App. You can also access more episodes on Amazon, Spotify, Google Podcast, Apple Podcast, or wherever you get your podcast news. See you out on the water! 

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