Cleaning Best Practice

To stop harmful cleaning products from entering the water from your boat, follow our best practice advice.

  • Choose more environmentally sensitive products, avoiding chlorine and bleach which are toxic to flora and fauna, and phosphates which encourage algal growth
  • Check out The Green Directory to find greener boat cleaning products    
  • When cleaning your boat on the water it is recommended that you use fresh water only
  • Minimise the use of soaps and detergents used in onboard sinks, showers, and washing machines
  • Waxing your hull keeps you fuel efficient and reduces the need for cleaning products over the season

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