How to clean the sailboat after winter storage


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Photo of a hull after treatment with Italia Marine's post-treatment products
Photo of a hull after treatment with Italia Marine’s post-treatment products. To see what it looked like before visit

When it is time to put the boat back in the water after winter storage, among the various jobs that need to be done, there is one on the list that is often underestimated. It is that of cleaning, and we are not just talking about the hull. Restoring the surfaces, on deck and in the interior, is an essential step especially on older boats like Classic Boats to preserve their value over time. With Italia Marine products you can clean your boat to the best of your ability.

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Complete cleaning of hull, interior and deck

To restore the and surfaces of the boat – teak, fiberglass, steel, metal or plexiglass – to near-new condition, Italia Marine offers the Traditional Line and the Bio Marine Line. They are part of the first line, among others, the Dulcleaner and Predulon. The first is a spray to be applied to the gelcoat to clean and remove any stains with the treatment. The second is a desilicone dewaxer that is used for polishing, and allows the removal of any residue from other products previously used. If, on the other hand, you want to bring the teak back to its original shine, there is the product Teak Marine, which restores the wood to its former glory in just one step. The line then includes products to remove rust, oxidation due to salt and dulling from all types of metals and plastics.

Italia Marine. There is also the Organic and Vegan line

Italia Marine ‘s products also include the Bio Marine line for environmentally friendly cleaning. BioMarine detergents are made from 100% plant-based and fully biodegradable raw materials, such as coconut, palm and corn, and only natural essential oils are used for fragrance. The formulation of the products does not contain petrochemicals but only natural substances, certified by the Italian Association of Organic Agriculture. The BioMarine Line is best suited for maintaining cleanliness during the season, while for surface restoration it is best to choose the ad hoc Traditional Line.

Part of this line are cleaners for bathroom, moquete, engine, glass, and plexiglass but also cleaners for surfaces such as PCV and teak, body, and multipurpose. In addition, the company incentivizes buying in canisters over the disposable sprayer to reduce plastic waste as well.



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