Boating Tips: Bottom Cleaning

Welcome to Boating Tips with MarineMax! If you keep your boat in a wet slip, bottom cleaning is an essential part of your maintenance routine. Captain Keith has the details. Ask your questions, make comments, and learn a thing or two about your favorite outdoor activity.

Why Boat Bottom Cleaning is Important

You might be asking yourself, “Why does it matter what the bottom of my boat looks like?”. It’s about more than aesthetics, the growth of barnacles and algae on the bottom of your hull can actually lead to decreased performance and poor fuel efficiency. 

Bottom Cleaning Services 

We recommend two different bottom cleaning methods for boats kept in the water. One is bottom paint. This is a special type of marine paint designed to prevent the growth of algae and moss. The second service is actually having a diver go underneath your boat, or pulling your boat out of the water to have barnacles scraped off. 

Boat Cleaning Made Easy

At MarineMax we offer boat cleaning services by trained professionals so that you can sit back and relax. The frequency of your cleanings and paint applications will vary according to numerous factors such as water temperature and the time of the year. We recommend working with one of our service specialists to build the maintenance schedule that is ideal for you. 
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