April 24, 2024

The age-old saying, “out of sight, out of mind” rings especially true when it comes to your boat’s bottom. Neglecting this area can have serious repercussions and leave you doing more work than necessary. Therefore, make sure you pay close attention to any buildup or residue on the bottom for optimal performance from your vessel.

Why Is It Important To Clean Your Boat’s Hull?

Boat hull cleanings help prevent the drag caused by algae and barnacles that will inevitably slow your vessel down. With diminished performance in the water, fuel consumption increases due to less speed; a slower boat burns through its fuel supply more rapidly, leading to higher costs. Cleaning away this build-up ensures a smoother hull and better fuel economy.

What Are the Risks of Not Having Your Boat Cleaned Regularly?

Even something as simple as algae and barnacle build-up can ruin a boater’s experience. That is why regular cleanings should be part of any overall maintenance program to enhance your next sailing adventure and prevent frustration.

How often Should You Clean Your Boat?

If you are boating in a saltwater area, we recommend cleaning the bottom of your vessel at least once or twice a year and at the end of each boating season. Moreover, if you frequently take your vessel into different waterways, clean its hull each time before moving it onward. Doing this reduces the chance of invasive species attaching themselves to your vessel and invading another body of water.


Beach to Bay Dive Services started in early 2019 as a commercial dive service. Our team continues to provide our customers with the peace of mind knowing that each boat bottom cleaning will be performed correctly from conception to completion at a fair cost. Our reputation has been and continues to be our best advertisement. Recently, Beach to Bay Dive Services has transitioned to Beach to Bay Divers and Pools. Our experienced pool technicians provide a level of service and repairs that assure our pool customers have that same peace of mind as our dive service.