Yacht Repair Job List: Common Boatyard Services
The yacht season is coming to a close, which means it is an excellent time to get boatyard services completed. These services can be provided to a yacht while it is in the yard. It is important to regular perform maintenance related tasks to ensure the yacht remains in pristine condition.
These maintenance services can include cleaning and repair services. The ocean is a damage causer, and any yacht is sure to have some damage from the waves and strength of the ocean. Continue reading below to see a list of boatyard services to perform for the yacht you captain.
1. Boat Bottom Cleaning
Anytime a yacht is in water, it is sure to have growth on the part that is underwater. This growth can contain barnacles, algae, mussels, bacteria or any other types of marine growth. Sure, it is possible to utilize anti-fouling paint to cover it up, but there is only so much this paint can do.
Whatever type of marine growth you have on the bottom of the boat, the organisms will cling on. If there is a large growth, the yacht will not work up to par. Be sure to spend time cleaning the bottom of the boat, whether you do so underwater or by pulling the yacht out of the water. This will rid the boat of any excessive growth that may be on it.
2. Boat Hull Painting
No matter how professional or good of a cleaning job you have done to the bottom of the yacht, it still may not become completely clean. In this case, you need to schedule a time for the yacht to get painted. This is the anti-fouling paint that was discussed previously. Performing both a paint job and a cleaning job will ensure the best results for the bottom of the yacht.
The paint will slowly fade as long as the yacht continues going into water. Be sure that maintenance to the anti-fouling paint is performed anytime you dock it in the yard. The anti-fouling paint will prevent marine growth and will protect the bottom of the boat from further damages.
3. Engine & Generator Servicing
The bottom of the yacht is not all that needs servicing when it is in the yard. The engine and generator are two of the most important parts of the yacht. If they do not work, the boat does not work and run constantly so long as the yacht it moving.
Be sure to get your engine and generator serviced when the yacht is docked. This should be at the top of your list. Have the systems inspected to ensure there are no repairs that need to be made or damages that need to be fixed. If there are, have the repairs and fixes completed as soon as possible to ensure everything remains in good working order.
4. Equipment Servicing
The engine and generator are not the only pieces of equipment that are utilized when pulling a yacht across water. There are other pieces of equipment that are utilized as well including water makers and air conditioning systems. It is important to have washers and dryers checked as well.
Be sure that you have someone check the water makers and air conditioning systems to ensure that they are running properly for a comfortable and smooth ride when the boat is back on the water. It is also important to always inspect washers and dryers to ensure there is not excessive lint build up in the yacht. Monitoring these pieces of equipment will make sure everything about the boat remains in pristine condition.
Having a yacht in the yard when the yachting season is over can ensure that proper boat servicing can be completed. It is important to check all equipment of the yacht to ensure the most comfortable, smooth sailing, pristine ride possible. Be sure to also maintain that the hull and bottom of the boat remain clean and free of marine build up to keep the boat running smoothly and to prevent damages. Have inspectors inspect equipment and utilize professionals to clean and pain the hull of the boat. Following these steps will make you ready for the next yachting season.