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Why you should service your boat regularly

by | May 7, 2019 | Boat Maintenance

Just like your car, you should take your boat to get serviced regularly. Getting a frequent service is key to making sure your boat looks good, keeps its value and is safe to take on the water.

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

  1. Keep your boat in running order
    Maximise 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 boaties. 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. Watsons Marine can complete a 50 Point Safety Check and sell safety gear packages for trouble-free boating.
  1. Extend the lifetime of your boat
    Proper maintenance, including a 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 a service with Watsons Marine?

With factory certified mechanics, the latest tools and software and three months warranty on the work we do for you, Watsons Marine is the logical choice for servicing your boat.

As well as a quality servicing experience, we are the only people in the southern hemisphere selling spare parts for pretty much every boat through retail. You can shop for outboard and sterndrive spare parts online or give us a call on