Why you should service your boat regularly

Why you should service your boat regularly

Just like your car, you should take your boat to get serviced regularly. Getting a frequent service is a key to making sure your boat looks good, keeps its value, and is safe to take on the water. We sat down with our service manager and asked him why service is so important and why to keep up with it and do it regularly.

Here’s why you should make regular inspections part of your boat maintenance.

  1. Keep your boat in running order

    Maximize the time you have to enjoy your boat by staying on top of small repairs. Problems that aren’t caught early can put your boat out of action. A regular service will help keep things in check, getting the electronics, batteries, and steering tested and catching small issues before they escalate. Because you can catch problems before they become disasters and fix up anything that needs attention, you might reduce the risk of needing to make costly repairs further down the line.

  1. Make sure it is safe

    Safety is paramount for boaters. You should regularly check the regulation safety equipment onboard your craft, to make sure the necessary items are all there and ready to go in keeping with regulations. Boathouse Marine Center can complete an 80 Point Safety Check and sell safety gear packages for trouble-free boating in our Marina Store.

  1. Extend the lifetime of your boat

    Proper maintenance, including regular service, is vital to keeping your boat going for longer. Problems with your vessel might cause it to deteriorate rapidly, meaning you might have to replace it sooner rather than later.

  1. Help keep its value

    There may come a time when you want to sell your boat and move on to something bigger. When that happens, you want to make sure you get the best price for your vessel. A boat’s value largely depends on its condition. Even small repairs, to torn or worn upholstery can make a difference to the value of a boat. For a buyer, the condition of a boat can indicate possible problems in the future, which can factor into how much they are willing to pay. Getting your boat serviced regularly will help keep the value of your boat so you can get top dollar for it.

Why get outboard service with Boathouse Marine Center?

With factory-certified mechanics, the latest tools and software, and the availability to drop off your boat by land or by water, Boathouse Marine Center is the logical choice for servicing your boat. Contact our service manager in the form below for a quick estimate or check out our fixed pricing on all Suzuki, Yamaha, and Mercury Outboards.