Cleaning your boat is almost always a good idea. Keeping it clear of debris and stains will make it look better and could extend the life of your boat as well. It’s when the cleaning products you use are potentially harmful to the surrounding environment that cleaning becomes a problem. Fortunately, there are ways for any attentive boat owner to do an effective job of keeping their boat clean without damaging the environment. Here are some eco-friendly boat cleaning products that you can use guilt-free.
It all starts with a general boat cleaner you can use all around the boat. If you don’t know what to clean with, this should be your go-to product. Since you’ll use this boat cleaner all around your boat, there’s a good chance that some of it might get into the surrounding environment no matter how many precautions you take. That’s why the biodegradable formula is so important here. Its non-phosphate properties keep the cleaner environmentally safe without sacrificing any of the cleaning power of a traditional boat cleaning product.
Your boat’s bilge can be seen as the true border between your boat and the aquatic environment. Needless to say, it’s important that you use eco-friendly boat cleaning products here. If you use harsh chemicals, they’ll almost certainly end up in lakes, rivers, and even the open ocean.
Make no mistake: you do need to do a good job of cleaning your boat bilge. Our Bilge Cleaner includes a non-foaming, biodegradable formula. It’s just as effective at degreasing and emulsifying oil, removing mildew stains, and getting rid of mold. The only difference is that you won’t have to worry about damaging the environment when using it.
Live Well & Bait Well Cleaner
Your live well and bait well cleaner shouldn’t just be good for the environment—it should be good for fish and other organisms as well. One of the best properties of our Live Well and Bait Well Cleaner is that it helps prevent the spread of diseases in marine animals, which is important if you want to keep your bait active and healthy.
Many boat owners focus on their external cleaning materials when shopping for eco-friendly boat cleaning products. And that’s great. But just as important is the way you treat the living animals you take with you in your boat and treating them with respect. A bait well that’s cleaned with environmentally-friendly cleaning products will do just that.
Selecting an Eco-Friendly Boat Cleaner
How do you know a boat cleaner is friendly to the environment? Simple: you read the label. Any cleaner that can advertise itself as eco-friendly likely will. We encourage you shop our collection of quality boat cleaners and select the ones that will have the least possible impact on the surrounding environment.