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The best brands of boat care products

The best brands of boat care products

A boat is an important investment, and it's essential to maintain it properly to ensure that it lasts a long time and looks as good as new.

Fortunately, there are many brands of boat care products on the market, which can make the choice difficult.

In this article, we'll introduce you to 5 of the best brands of boat care products, and explain why they stand out from the competition.

 

1. Nautic Clean

Nautic Clean Orca

Nautic Clean website, Orca Retail partner.

Nautic Clean is a French brand offering a wide range of environmentally-friendly, biodegradable boat care products. With over 25 years' experience, their products are renowned for their effectiveness and ease of use.

At Nautic Clean, you will find dedicated products for the maintenance of all parts of your boat: 

  • Hulls & decks
  • Plexiglass lenses
  • Motors
  • Stainless steel & metals
  • Fabrics & tarpaulins
  • Tecks
  • Ceramics ...

... and, of course, a line of products dedicated to tires, recommended by Orca Retail, and comprising 4 products: 

We recommend the use of these care products on our Hypalon repair fabrics

 

2. Blue Marine

Blue Marine website, Orca Retail partner.

Founded in 1984 by Mr Rubino Salvatore, Blue Marine is an Italian company specializing in boat maintenance, cleaning and restoration products, specially designed and tested for Orca Retail's hypalon products .

As a partner of Pennel & Flipo, Blue Marine is the ideal supplier of maintenance products for your RIB and our hypalon neoprene repair fabrics. In our online store, we offer the following 3 Blue Marine products, to be used consecutively for best results:

  1. Blue Marine Cleaner Degreaser New Magic: brings back the original color of neoprene or PVC inflatable tubes and tubular floats damaged by UV rays and salt. It removes all types of dirt, grime and stains, as well as traces of old waxes and silicones.
  2. Schmuffex Blue Marine Mould and Mildew Remover: removes mould and mildew stains from rubber surfaces.
  3. Blue Marine Protective Wax Gumemp 100: This wax forms a protective film that shields against salt, atmospheric agents and UV rays.

Naturally, Blue Marine's product range does not stop at RIBs. Here are some of the types of maintenance products sold by Blue Marine:

  • Cleaners: for all your boat's surfaces, from hull to deck and interior, specifically for gelcoats, stainless steel, teak, windows, fabrics and carpets.
  • Care and protection products : to polish hulls, protect teak, waterproof fabrics, lubricate engines and much more.
  • Repair products: for repairing gelcoats, teak, stainless steel and PVC.
  • Accessories: for easy boat maintenance, such as rags, sponges, brushes, buckets and much more.

 In short, everything you need for the good health of your boat, whatever it may be!

 

    3. Star Brite

    Rights: StarBrite

    Star Brite is an American brand from Florida, offering a range of over a hundred boat care products, available here in Europe. Their products are renowned for their value for money.

    Their most popular products include :

    • Premium Boat Wash: A boat shampoo that cleans gently and thoroughly.
    • Liquid Lustre: A polish that gives the boat's hull a brilliant shine.

    Star Brite maintenance products break down into the following categories: Ceramics, bilge cleaners, boat cleaners, fabric care, toilet chemicals, hull and keel cleaners, watertight seals for electrical connections, maintenance accessories, metal care, mold control, dehumidifiers, plastic care, propylene glycol antifreeze, polishes and waxes, anti-salt products, gaskets, Sea Safe® ecological products, teak care, vinyl care, water treatment.

    Please note that these products have not been tested with Orca Retail equipment.

     

     

    4. 3M

    Rights: 3M

    3M (for Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company), is an American conglomerate founded in 1902 and based in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

    Renowned for its culture of innovation and the application of science to everyday life, 3M offers a wide range of products in a variety of fields, including boat maintenance.

    Their boating solutions include :

    • Maintenance and polishing products: polishes, cleaners and protectors for all types of surfaces, from hulls and decks to windows and covers.
    • Sealing and repair solutions: Mastics, adhesives and sealing tapes to seal and protect your boat from the elements. Corrosion protection products:
    • Coatings and corrosion inhibitors to protect your boat's metal parts from rust and degradation. Safety and signaling accessories:
    • Navigation lights, reflectors and first-aid kits to keep you safe at sea.
    With its expertise and know-how, 3M helps you keep your boat in top condition and enjoy your time on the water to the full. Their products are known for their quality and innovation.

     

      Please note that these products have not been tested with Orca Retail equipment. 

       

      5. Awlgrip

      Rights: Awlgrip

      Awlgrip, a registered trademark of PPG Industries, is a world leader in the manufacture of high-performance paints and varnishes for yachts and boats. Founded in 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio, Awlgrip quickly established itself as the benchmark in protection and aesthetics for boat hulls and superstructures, with products such as : 

      • Topcoats: Offering long-lasting protection and a flawless finish, Awlgrip topcoats are available in a wide range of colors and finishes.
      • Varnishes: Awlgrip varnishes add shine and protection to your paintwork, while making it easy to clean and maintain.
      • Primers: Awlgrip primers ensure optimum paint adhesion to the boat's surface, guaranteeing long-lasting protection.
      • Maintenance products: Awlgrip also offers a range of maintenance products to clean, protect and polish your paintwork.

        Please note that these products have not been tested with Orca Retail equipment.

         

        Conclusion

        Choosing the best brand of boat care products depends on your needs and your budget. The brands we've featured in this article are all excellent options, and you can be sure of finding the right product for your boat.

        If you have an inflatable or RIB boat, we recommend that you use Blue Marine and Nautic Clean, specially tested for Orca Retail products.

        Finally, don't forget to read product labels carefully before use, and always follow the manufacturer's instructions. 

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