Boat Interior Restoration Ideas

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Maintaining a high-quality boat means taking care of everything on the outside—where the hull meets the water and where the engine propels you on your next adventure. But what about the comfort inside your boat? Shouldn’t it feel just as new? Here are a few boat interior restoration tips to help you get the job done.

Boat Vinyl: Get Your Upholstery Looking Like New

Perhaps the fastest way to restore the interior of your boat is to address one of the most prominent materials it contains: vinyl. In some cases, boat vinyl can be a small part of your boat’s interior—in other cases, you’ll find it all over. But no matter what your need is, your interior will look new if you can get the vinyl to look new.

VinyLIFE Cleaner & Protectant is your best friend here. This product makes it easy to clean off debris and restore vinyl to its original luster. Plus, it will leave behind a layer of protection—including UV protectant—that will help keep your vinyl its original color.

Add New Interior Lining

One of the best ways to improve your boat’s interior doesn’t require a lot of money. You’ll find that Sydney Boating in Australia has a great tip: add new interior lining where your boat needs
it. Adding a consistent lining to your floors and interior walls—or even basic upholstery, if you have a simpler boat—can have a dramatic effect on its appearance. Think of it as the low-cost way to hide any unsightly issues with your boat that don’t have an effect on its performance.

Restore Your Wood & Metal

Although boat owners tend to give up easily on wood and metal—believing there’s nothing to be done but replace them—you can do a lot to maintain their quality. We have an End Grain Sealer Kit that you can apply to plug holes and end grain on teak and other types of wood planking.

Eliminating water penetration is the key here. Even if your boat interior never gets exposed to massive amounts of water—and let’s hope it doesn’t—it’s possible to get water all over wood simply through normal boating activities like fishing. To keep your wood in its best possible condition, seal it properly and make sure you know how to restore it when the time comes.

Keep The Rest Of Your Interior Clean

Restoration means replacement and repair sometimes. But it can also simply refer to a proper cleaning of your boat’s interior. Here are a few products for you to consider if you’re restoring the interior of your own boat:

And there are more boat cleaners where that came from—just keep browsing BoatLIFE for more. Put all of these boat interior restoration tips together, and there’s no reason you can’t continue to enjoy a quality boat that looks, smells, and feels brand new.

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