Winterisation with Yachthub Group
Getting your vessel ready for the colder months
Winterisation with Yachthub Group
As a structured corporate entity, Yachthub Group offers a wide range of after-sales yachting services and solutions, all under one roof. We have a team of full-time professionals within a service facility of 1,500sqm, carrying out maintenance and general services on behalf of manufacturers that are not represented through local distributors.
A significant aspect of our premium services is winterisation. Now that the high season is coming to a close, it’s time to give your vessels the winterisation they deserve. Yacht and boat owners must protect their maritime assets during the cold months, especially if these will be stored on land throughout the cold period. Understanding the importance of winterisation and Yachthub Group’s available services can help you ensure that your watercraft remains in top condition come springtime.
Why Winterisation Matters
The winterising process is an essential part of watercraft, boat and yachting maintenance. Carrying out this process at a professional level such as ours will help you stabilise your vessel’s overall monetary value and performance on the water. When temperatures plummet and your vessel is either still on the water or even stored, this can cause damage to your boat’s systems, including the engine, plumbing, and hull. The winter environment can introduce threats such as mould, mildew, and pest infestations, which is why it’s important to prepare you vessel for this period.
Yachthub Group to the rescue
Yachthub Group offers a comprehensive winterisation service that meets international standards and, in order to protect your investment. Here’s a breakdown of what we provide:
Winterisation Inspection: A thorough inspection of your vessel is the first step we take when commencing the winterisation process. We take into account the vessel’s current state, and assess its condition in order to compile a customised winterisation service for it. Our team will check the hull, engine, electrical systems, plumbing, and any other critical components, as well as any other issues or potential problems which need to be addressed prior to winterisation.
Engine Winterisation: One of the most crucial aspects of winterisation is protecting the engine. This involves draining all water from the cooling system and replacing it with antifreeze. Your fuel systems may also need attention to prevent moisture buildup and corrosion.
Plumbing and Water System Care: To avoid mould and cracked pipes, we will drain water from the plumbing system, including freshwater tanks, toilets, and any other water-related systems.
Hull Protection: Yachts and boats are typically stored in the water or on dry land during winter. Proper hull protection includes cleaning and waxing the hull to prevent the buildup of algae, barnacles, and other marine organisms. Anti-fouling paint is often applied to inhibit growth as well.
Interior and Exterior Cleaning: We will give your vessel a thorough and professional clean of both the interior and exterior, in order to prevent mould, mildew, and dirt buildup. This service also includes covering or shrink-wrapping the boat to keep it protected from the elements.
Battery Maintenance: For proper battery care, we will remove the batteries and store them in a cool, dry place, charging them periodically to ensure they remain in good condition.
Pest Prevention: Boats and yachts can attract unwelcome guests during the winter months. Yachting and boating companies may provide pest control services to keep rodents and insects at bay.
The Benefits of Yachthub Group’s Professional Services
While some boat owners might opt for DIY winterisation, our clients choose to enlist our after-sales services for peace of mind and guaranteed results. Not only do our winterisation services save you time and effort, but they also provide a higher level of expertise and attention to detail. The Yachthub Group team has access to the latest tools and technology to make the winterisation process more efficient and effective. With our hassle-free and transparent service, Yachthub Group gives you a one-stop shop approach to your winterisation process.
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