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Hull Cleaning Packages

Yacht Level Package

Total Vessel Protection

  • Standard Vessel Protection - PLUS

  • Propeller Polishing

  • Zinc Installation Labor Included

  • Underwater Video 

  • Corrosion Reference Survey

  • Waterline Stain Removal

  • BONUS - 2  EXTRA CLEANINGS JULY/AUG ($500 Value)

  • BONUS - 1  LOST ITEM SEARCH PER YEAR ($300 Value)

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Standard Vessel Protection

  • Complete Hull Cleaning

  • Running Gear Cleaning

  • Thru-Hole Cleaning

  • Check Zinc Anodes

  • Visual Inspection

  • Report of Findings

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Minimum Vessel Protection

  • Running Gear Cleaning

  • Thru - Hole Cleaning

  • Check Zinc Anodes

  • Visual Inspection

  • Report of Findings

***PRICES APPLY TO REGULAR MONTHLY SERVICE***

***Initial cleaning may require additional charges for heavy growth***

***Additional charges for vessels over 50 feet***

Additional Services

Zinc Anode Replacement -
Lost Item Search -
Inspection Only Dive -
Corrosion Reference Survey -
Propeller Polishing -
Waterline Stain Removal -
Underwater Video -
$15 Labor Per Zinc + Parts Cost
$150 Per Hour - 1 Hour Min.
$75
$199
$75 Per Propeller
$75
$50

***Additional fees for certain services requested without hull cleaning packages***

  • What is hull cleaning, and why is it important?
    Hull cleaning is a marine growth removal process that encompasses all wetted surfaces, running gear, and thru hulls to ensure your vessel's optimal performance. Additionally, our team of experienced divers inspect your vessel's paint condition and anodes to ensure they are in good condition. We are in the business of maintaining healthy boats so, we offer this service on a monthly basis.
  • How often should I have my boat's hull cleaned?
    Hull cleaning frequency is determined by a variety of factors including water currents, how often the boat is used, levels of rainfall, and the state of the paint. In the warm waters of Jacksonville, it's generally recommended to clean hulls at least once every four weeks. During the warmest months, this frequency may need to increase to every two weeks to maintain optimal performance.
  • How long does hull cleaning typically take?
    The time required for hull cleaning can vary depending on the size of the vessel and the level of fouling. On average, a typical hull cleaning session can take a 1 – 2 hours.
  • Can hull cleaning improve fuel efficiency?
    Yes, regular hull cleaning can significantly improve fuel efficiency. A clean hull reduces drag, allowing the boat to move through the water with less resistance, which ultimately leads to fuel savings. A clean hull can increase your fuel efficiency by as much as 15% or more depending on how much growth was built up. Some boats may not even be able to get on plane with a dirty hull.
  • Why is it essential to regularly check and replace anodes on your boat?
    Regular maintenance of sacrificial anodes (commonly called zincs) on a boat is crucial in preventing expensive electrolytic and galvanic corrosion. These anodes often made of zinc, magnesium, or aluminum are designed to corrode preferentially. This process protects vital metal components of your boat from corrosion. The sacrificial process is essential because it prevents more noble metals on your boat like steel or bronze from corroding due to electrolytic reactions in water, especially saltwater. Without regular checks and replacements of these anodes, your boat can suffer significant damage from corrosion. This can lead to costly repairs, sometimes in just a matter of weeks. It's a small step in maintenance that can save you from huge repair bills and extend the life of your boat's essential components. Keeping an eye on these anodes and changing them when necessary is a key aspect of responsible boat ownership and maintenance.
  • How often should I change anodes on my boat?
    The rate at which anodes deteriorate is influenced by various factors, including salinity, water temperature, and the condition of neighboring boats. Under typical conditions, anodes last at least six months, but this can change rapidly if issues arise. As an integral part of our hull cleaning service, we inspect these anodes on every dive. Whenever we find that the anodes have less than 50% remaining, or if we're uncertain about their ability to protect your boat until the next dive, we'll replace them for you. This proactive approach ensures your boat is always protected, safeguarding your valuable running gear from potential damage.
  • What is a Corrosion Reference Survey?
    Our Corrosion Reference Survey is an effective way to check the health of your boat's bonding system and help proactively protect from corrosion. We use a specialized tool known as a Corrosion Reference Electrode to accurately measure how much your boat is affected by corrosion, which is a common issue in marine environments. This tool is particularly effective in identifying both galvanic and electrolytic corrosion, the two main types that affect boats and docks. Galvanic corrosion happens when two different metals are in contact in seawater, leading to one of them corroding faster than the other. Electrolytic corrosion, on the other hand, is caused by stray electrical currents, which can speed up the corrosion process. Our survey will help identify these issues early on, ensuring that your boat remains safe and durable. Think of our service as a regular health check for your vessel. It's all about spotting and understanding corrosion before it becomes a major issue, and if an issue is found we have reputable marine electricians we can refer you to. This service is essential to keep your boat in top condition for years to come, and we make the process easy and informative for you.
  • What is your Propeller Polishing service?
    Our Propeller Polishing service is designed to optimize the efficiency of your vessel by focusing on the propeller's performance. This service involves finely smoothing the surface of the propeller, helping it to move through water more effectively. While our regular hull cleaning service addresses marine growth on the running gear including the propellers, this specialized polishing service is particularly effective in enhancing the propeller's functionality. A smooth propeller not only improves the sailing experience but also contributes to better fuel efficiency by reducing drag. This is a proactive approach to maintaining your vessel's propeller, ensuring it operates at its best and prolongs its lifespan​.
  • How do I get rid of these stains on my waterline?
    Waterline Stain Removal is an advanced cleaning service specifically designed for tackling tough stains around your vessel's waterline. While our standard service efficiently removes marine growth at the waterline, this additional service goes a step further to address stubborn stains that can accumulate from neglected maintenance or incorrect placement of the scum line. Over time, boats often develop unsightly stains at the waterline due to various factors like algae, mineral deposits, and tannin stains. These stains can be challenging to remove and may require extra effort and specialized cleaning agents. Our Waterline Stain Removal Service employs a combination of high-quality, marine-safe cleaning products and expert techniques to effectively eliminate these tough stains, restoring the aesthetic appeal of your vessel. This service is particularly beneficial for boat owners who want to maintain a pristine appearance for their vessels, especially when regular cleaning is not enough to remove certain persistent stains. Choosing this service ensures that your boat not only runs efficiently but also looks its best, reflecting the care and attention you put into its maintenance.
  • Do you offer underwater video?
    Yes, while this service is included in our Total Vessel Protection package, we do offer this to all our clients for $50 per dive. We will video stem to stern, waterline to keel making sure to highlight all your boats essential underwater equipment. While this is an additional service we provide for an upcharge, if there is ever an issue with the boat that we feel you should see with your own eyes we will provide a short video or picture free of charge.
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