Tennessee has a variety of amazing boat shows going on throughout the calendar year.

If you’re entering your vessel into a boat show, you always want it to look and run great so it can impress everyone there. You’ll need to account for everything, from system checks to interior and exterior cleaning and maintenance.

Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed? In this post, we’re going to help you prepare your yacht by giving you a few key tips. Getting your vessel in perfect shape doesn’t have to be difficult, so keep reading and present your yacht in its best light at the boat show.

Performing System Checks

Whether your boat is going to be out on the water or sitting in a showroom, it’s important to perform the necessary system checks. Boat shows aren’t just an opportunity to show off your yacht, they’re also a great opportunity to sell an old vessel and pick up a new one. You need to make sure it’s in good working order.

You’ll need to perform the same system checks that you would if you were taking the boat out for your own pleasure. Check your battery to ensure the charge is good and clean any corrosion off the casing. You’ll also want to check all of the lights, as well as the trolling motor and power trim.

To check the engine, drain all the fuel, change the oil, and start the engine to make sure it’s running well. If everything’s looking good, you’re ready to move on to interior and exterior cleaning.

Cleaning the Interior

Interior boat detailing can be a big job, which is why most boat owners will hire a detailer before a boat show. A full interior boat detail will ensure that all surfaces are thoroughly cleaned, as well as non-skid surfaces and floors.

You’ll want to remove any mold or mildew that’s built up over time. Mildew blockers will prevent mildew from taking over when the boat isn’t being used regularly. A professional will also put a UV coating on all vinyl surfaces to protect them from fading and cracking.

Cleaning the Exterior

For the exterior, you’ll need to remove the dirt and grime buildup. Cleaning the hull and giving the entire exterior a good buff will remove oxidation and any other defects.

A wax sealant will give the boat a gorgeous shine and protect it for up to 6 months of use. When you opt for our exterior detailing package, you also have the option of adding Gtechniq marine ceramic coating packages that give your vessel an added 1-3 years of full protection.

It’s Time to Prepare Your Yacht for the Boat Show

This is everything you need to think about in order to prepare for boat shows. It’s not rocket science, but it’s incredibly time-consuming. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the process, don’t hesitate to look into our Detail Time boat detailing packages.

Our interior and exterior detailing package starts at $35/foot. Contact us today to get a quote and we’ll get your yacht in excellent shape for the boat show.