How to Remove Mold & Mildew from Boat Seats

You’ve stored your boat for the winter, careful to make sure it’s clean and ready for the Spring, only to revisit the boat a few months later and find that the seats and upholstery are covered in mold and mildew. 

It’s the last thing a boat owner wants to see, but the good news is that it can be removed. Here are a few tips from Buxton Marine on how to remove mold and mildew from boat seats, should the issue ever arise in your boat:

Step 1: Have the Right Cleaner

Many boat owners will use a mild soap – like dish soap – first to see if it removes the mold and mildew. Sadly, it rarely does, so skip the effort and go with something stronger. Your next thought – go with bleach! While bleach will be effective in removing the mold and mildew, it is likely gong to wreck havoc on your beautiful seats, breaking down or discoloring the vinyl. Let’s not do that. 

So what do you use?

Get a bottle of specially formulated mold and mildew remover that is made for boat interiors. This bottle of magic will get the job done and leave your boat intact! If you need help finding the right boat mildew remover, call us at Buxton Marine and our experts can help.

Step 2: Apply Vinyl Protectant Twice Yearly

Schedule to apply vinyl protectant with other seasonal boat maintenance. This will help prevent the growth of mold and mildew in the first place. Warm weather, humidity, and temperature swings are all known to promote mildew growth, and chances are if you have a boat in Texas, you’re not going to be able to avoid these factors!

For more tips on boat maintenance and getting the most out of your investment, call us at Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas – or stop by and visit in-store! Our staff is always here, expertly trained to help with all your boating needs. It’s just one of the reasons we are the best boat dealer in North Texas

Good times ahead! 

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Boat Selling Tips: Follow these 4 Tips to Get it Sold

You’ve been into the dealership and have an eye on a brand new Nautique wakeboard boat. You’re ready to buy, but there is one small problem – you haven’t sold your old boat yet!

 

If you’re planning to sell your wakesurf, waterski, or wakeboard boat in the near future, plan to use these boat selling tips from Buxton Marine Lewisville:

 

  1. Perform Maintenance

As a boat owner, it’s a good idea to keep logs of all maintenance and service done on your boat, exactly for times such as these. Potential buyers want to know that your boat is well taken care of before purchasing, so showing them service records can go a long way in securing the sale. Even if you don’t have the records handy, it’s a good idea to have your boat serviced to make sure all current maintenance is performed and you can confidently tell a prospective buyer everything is in good working condition.

 

  1. Deep Clean

We’re talking deep clean beyond what you think is necessary. Potential buyers are going to open and look in everything nook and cranny in the boat; don’t let them find spills, dirt, and mold. This just gives the illusion that your boat is not well maintained, casting doubts on whether or not it’s a good buy.

 

  1. Stage the Boat

Think of your boat as you would a home for sale. Look at it with fresh eyes, as if you’re the buyer. What is a turn-off? Are there storage compartments stuffed with gear? The best way to stage a boat is to take everything out, and then only neatly put back the things you plan to sell with the boat.

 

  1. Don’t Forget the Trailer

The trailer is part of the deal, so if it’s showing some signs of wear, spruce it up! Remove rust, repaint chipped paint, replace old chains and hooks, and don’t forget the tires! If there is maintenance to be done, go ahead and do it, as it will give a buyer peace-of-mind when making their boat purchase.

 

If you need any help getting your boat ready to sell, then visit Buxton Marine and let us help! Our service team can service your boat, and we can also offer advice on boat selling tips specific to your needs. After the boat is sold, visit Buxton Marine – the best boat dealer in Lewisville, Texas – for the latest Nautique models, along with pre-owned models from Correct Craft, Mastercraft, Supre, Tige, and more.