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Boat Maintenance & Services at Cape Charles Yacht Center

Owning a boat isn’t all about the fun — it can be, but to ensure that you can keep using it for as long as you want, you have to properly maintain it! That’s where boat maintenance and boat service comes in. 

Keep your boat in tip-top shape with the boat maintenance and services of Cape Charles Yacht Center. With a comprehensive list of boat maintenance and service offerings, Cape Charles Yacht Center is your new go-to service provider in the area!

The Importance of Boat Maintenance and Service

Before we dive into the extensive list of boat maintenance and service options your boat needs, it’s important to talk about why exactly maintaining your boat is necessary. Maintaining your boat isn’t just vital to keeping it in tip-top shape and working properly, but it also increases its longevity and saves you a lot of money in repairs in the long run. 

A simple overall check-up, engine tune-up, and oil change at regular intervals (depending on how often you use your boat) can go a long way in your boat’s maintenance. Cleaning your boat’s interior and exterior is also great for its health (and yours!) 

And these all have tangible results that you can see almost immediately in your boat’s performance. For example, regular propeller maintenance can increase your boat’s speed and significantly reduce how much fuel you’re using up, while proper winter storage and engine winterization ensures your boat is safe and well-maintained even during the months when you’re most likely not going to see a lot of use out of it, so you can save yourself the headache later and have it running as smoothly as it ever did as soon as the ice thaws in the spring. 

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, when it comes to servicing your boat, you want to make sure you find a certified technician to conduct the necessary repairs and processes. Not only are they the most qualified to handle your problems, but technicians go through rigorous training and certification tests to ensure that they have all the right knowledge and experience to handle your equipment properly. Technicians certified in a specific engine type or brand also know best how to navigate those certain specifications. 

When in doubt, you can always trust an expert!

Maintenance and Service Offerings at Cape Charles Yacht Center

Cape Charles Yacht Center offers a variety of boat maintenance services, including engine tune-ups with certified on-site technicians. It’s got everything you need to keep your boat clean, finely tuned, and well-maintained.

Cape Charles Yacht Center offers:

  • Daily boat check-ups

  • Oil change

  • Gear lube change

  • Fuel filter replacement

  • Spark plug change

  • Coolant flush

  • Bilge cleaning

  • Haul, block and launch

  • Complete boat wash with pressure washing and bottom scraping

  • Sanding and painting

  • Waxing and polishing

  • Interior cleaning

  • Zinc replacement

  • Prop pull, installation and replacement

  • Battery replacement

  • Coolant hose replacement

  • Cable steering repair and replacement

  • Trailer repair

  • Forklift and manlift services

  • Running lights, bilge pump, and radio maintenance

  • Minor electrical repairs

  • Bearings, rollers, winch, bunk pads, and lights maintenance

  • Hardware replacement

  • Heavy deliveries

  • Part estimating and ordering

  • Winter storage and hauling

  • Complete winterization of fluids and engine (beginning as early as September)

The marina also has on-site service and engine technicians ready for all your needs, including:

  • Certified OMC mechanic

  • Certified Mercury mechanic

  • Certified Yamaha mechanic

  • Certified Diesel mechanic 

  • Certified Marine Electrician

  • Certified Marine HVAC technician

Whatever you need, the Cape Charles Yacht Center is here to help! Book a slip with us today and avail of our amazing, world-class services. We’ll make sure it’s a choice you certainly won’t regret.

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