Keeping a boat clean is a constant and sometimes daunting task. Whether it’s dealing with hard to removed spider droppings or scrubing the deck, the work seems to never end. Luckily there are boat cleaning products out there that can make your job easier. I have made a list of the top 10 most useful boat cleaning supplies that in my opinion are must have items on any boat. These products are well reviewed by users and give you the best bang for your buck.
1. Ohuhu 50 foot expandable hose
Before any good cleaning job you must have a useable water hose. the nice think about this expandable hose it that it expands to 50 feet but then just as easily contracts to 17 feet making ideal to leave on the dock. See it on Amazon.com
2. Shurhold deck brush, mop and handle
You’re gona pay a decent amount of money for one of these brushes especially since you have to buy the handle as well. They are however pretty nice and durable so in my opinion you only have to buy them once. These brushes come in soft, medium and stiff varieties depending on your preference. See it on Amazon.com. If you’d like, you can also buy a Shurhold starter maintenance kit. This gives you the brush, handle and mop head amongst other things. It seems to be good value. see it on Amazon.com.
I find running a quick mop one of the habitual things I do as soon as I get on my boat. The mop seems to do a good job of keeping the floors clean. If you decide not to go with the Shurhold you can grab good mops at Costco or even the dollar store. If you can find one with a retractable handle for better storage.
3. expandable bucket
Best thing you can do for storage. This bucket folds and is easy to stow away. It is also well reviewed. see it on Amazon.com
It’s always smart to have a vacum cleaner on board. A cordless lithium powered one is ideal for boat operation because you won’t have to mess with wires, and lithium power generally can’t be overcharged. Keep it charging while your gone and when you arrive you’ll have a fully charge vacuum, ready for any task you may through at it. I like this black and decker model because it seems to work really well. This product is also very well reviews by user. see it on Amazon.com
5. Magic eraser or Melamine foam in general
Most definitely the easiest way to remove stubborn spots from many surfaces. They don’t call it magic for nothing. This product is very useful for removing spider dropping as well as tough stains. You can use it with water or the cleaner you prefer. See it on Amazon.com
If you don’t want to buy the magic eraser brand, there are genaric melamine foam options.
One of the most effective cleaners on the market. Cuts through a lot of the tough stains with ease. I highly recommend this product for use on the multiple surfaces of your boat. See it on Amazon.com
7. Star write Deck wash
This cleaner is biodegradable, inexpensive but yet effective. Its soap and does what you need it too. No need for a complicated solution here. see it on Amazon.com
Use this product or products similar to it to keep your holding tank from smelling, There are many home remedies out there on how to keep your holding tank in check, however I just use ready made products as its one less thing to think about. See it on Amazon.com
9. Microfiber sheets
These are machine washable microfiber cleaning cloths. Use them and don’t throw them out. Excellent product to have on board. see it on Amazon.com
10. Teak Oil
Teak oil is great for keeping the wood in your boat clean, and protected against the elements. The oil is easy to apply and dries quickly. I clean all the wood on my boat using this oil. I find that it gives the wood a good restorative shine.See it on Amazon.com
There are many products on the market that you can use to keep your boat clean. All the product I have listed in this post are in my opinion worthy of your consideration. They are affordable, well reviewed and work well. Let me know what you think!