vessel fitness program
for vacant owners
We put eyes on everything
When boats sit and are not used, subject to the elements of the universe, entropy can be more rapid. Our Vessel Fitness Program is designed to alleviate future problems so that when you arrive at your boat, she is truly ready for her service to you and your family.
We have a lot of birds including parrots in the South Florida tropics who find tall places on boats and sailboat masts to be their favorite perch. They gather the berries from the surrounding palm trees and deposit the staining berry poo including the seeds to the top deck of the boats. VERY annoying but this is the life here in South Florida.
Often times the iguanas will board the boats and enjoy the sunshine, then leave staining deposits on the decks of the boats as well. Rats are large in South Florida and may board the boat causing a lot of trouble as well.
There is a lot of electricity in the waters due to aged construction, poor care of other surrounding boats putting harmful voltage directly into the water. This voltage will attack your boat in SO many ways. We use a soft metal (zinc) to allow the electricity to eat the diode first protecting the boats internal systems.
Each neighborhood has a different amount of power in the water and the pics can be eaten away often within one month causing an open season on the internal power systems of your brand new boat.
Furthermore, the canals in south Florida are salt water require underwater cleanings of the hull to knock off the damaging barnacles attach to the bottom paint. Depending on the kind of paint, the materials within the paint, and the number of coats used to initially cover the bottom, barnacles and oysters will still attach and root thru the paint causing further troubles.
Shakin it Down
We have a Vessel Fitness Program designed for vacant owners to ensure your boat stays in tip top shape with weekly wash downs, underwater maintenance, zinc diodes, and full systems reports. This includes taking the boat out of her slip, exercising all systems on the boat, lifting the sails and rigging if applicable and putting all systems under load. The boat should be ready for you when you arrive.