Washing, waxing and detailing your yacht can be a big job, whether your yacht is 30’ or 60’. Aside from taking a lot of time to keep your yacht in good condition, it also takes energy, flexibility, balance, skill, and physical exertion. If you are someone who doesn’t have the time and/or the physical ability to do it all yourself, you should consider hiring a boat cleaner/detailer to do the work for you, especially if it means that the work won’t get done otherwise. Taking care of light maintenance issues now no matter who does the work can save a lot of headaches later!
If every time you set foot on your yacht, you have to wash it or clean it up and it takes away from the time you actually spend using and enjoying your yacht, then hiring a detailer can be a liberating thing. Imagine being able to dock on a Sunday evening after a weekend of cruising and head straight home instead of spending an hour or two washing the boat down and vacuuming up potato chip crumbs. When you’ve had too much wine and “red, right, return” has tapped out your mental abilities, it’s a lot easier to dial your detailer than do it yourself! Here are some tips on how to find and hire a good detailer and what you can expect.