Q. I am planning to sell my boat. There are lots of similar boats for sale and
lots of completion. What maintenance should
I do to help sell my boat?
A. Premier Yacht Maintenance is specialized in helping boat and
yacht owners successfully sell their boats.
A real turn off for a potential buyer is poorly maintained cosmetics surfaces needing repairs. A clean, polished uncluttered boat from top
to bottom, inside and out is hard to find fault with. A clean deck, fylingridge, canvas, windows,
interior cabins, galleys, heads and sleeping areas, with no lingering odours of
mildew increase buyer's confidence in the boat.
A clean engine rooms and lockers, which are uncluttered make these areas
look more spacious. Gel coat, and wood
need to look well maintained. Please check ourProjects page for examples of completed
projects. Staging a boat for sale is just like staging a home and can make all the difference in closing the sale.
I am planning a cruise and would like to schedule the cleaning and waxing my boat. Will you be able
to complete it in time?
Yes, if you schedule it in a timely fashion. The busy season starts in March
and goes to September. I suggest
scheduling the work with some leeway if possible, to allow for bad weather,
unless you keep your boat in a shelter.
Can you polish & wax my boat at my moorage slip ?
A: We can clean, wash and wax most boats from
the waterline up at their slip, provided we have access to fresh water and an
If I am polishing & waxing from the waterline up, it may be necessary for you to turn
your boat around after we complete one side. For larger boats we can complete the work using a dinghy. It is usually faster to work on
boats located at boat yards and storage facilities.
Do you charge by the hour or by the foot?
Once I have inspected the boat, I
should be able to provide an accurate quote a
for completing the work.
Do you guarantee your work?
Yes, I do guarantee all the work which I have been contracted to do. Our
business is built on integrity and excellence. We provide all my customers with a reliable high quality service utilizing a checklist to create a digital record of before and after pictures of
all the boats and yachts we work on. These pictures are available for your
reference and will be emailed to you upon completion of our contract. We will also recommend a maintenance schedule
with photos of problem spots should we discover any, to help prevent
expensive future repairs.
What type of products do you use?
A: We use premium marine grade products for all the surfaces on your boat. Washing
and cleaning can usually be done with biodegradable and environmentally safe products. We use low impact cleaners to start with and
move to more aggressive cleaners depending on the surfaces we are working
on. Some brand names we use are 3M,
Starbrite, Meguiar's, and Collinite, which have proven to be effective and are
highly recommended by well known publications such as Practical Sailor.
Do you use a buffer when waxing?
When applying a premium wax to a new or near new finish, we will usually apply
the wax by hand and may use polisher. Hand waxing
is done in areas the buffer cannot reach.
The action of buffing by hand or with the right type of polisher ensures the wax seals the surface, providing maximum
If I have some small marine repairs can you help me find a skilled worker to
complete the work?
We have skilled craftsman who can provide repairs to wood and fiberglass and installation of hardware and deck fittings.
Please contact us for more information about this service.
If I want to do some of the detailing myself, can I work with you?
Certainly. We can show you the best techniques to use for some of the more
difficult tasks. Please send us an email or call us and we can set up a
Which type of wax is better, paste or liquid?
A premium paste wax provides a more durable finish resulting in longer lasting
protection. Practical Sailor has done extensive testing and is a good site see what they recommend.
are also some excellent liquid waxes which contain relatively high
concentrations of natural carnauba wax, plus polymers and UV inhibitors. These
provide a reasonably durable finish and are much faster to apply.
Q: How do
I obtain a quote?
A: Either phone or email us so we can arrange a
time to meet at your boat to complete an inspection and discuss the work
that you want to have done. Once we have
a complete list, we will phone or email the estimate to you, whichever you
prefer.Email: Premier Yacht Maintenance
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