Dockside Services vs. Boatyard Services
As the Caribbean yacht season heats up, yacht owners and captains have less time to schedule yard periods for their vessel. Now is not the time for your boat to be stuck on land, now is the best time to take your boat out into the water and cruise tropical waters. However, yacht maintenance doesn’t stop once your vessel leaves the boatyard.
Even if your yacht has a busy charter schedule, be sure to schedule certain days for regular maintenance to ensure your yacht stays in peak performance. That’s when dockside services come in handy. Instead of having to bring your boat to the yard, yacht technicians and engineers will come directly to you.
What Are Dockside Services?
Dockside services are any maintenance services or repairs yacht technicians can perform on your yacht while it is still in the water. This can range from exterior work like cleaning and mild retouching to interior maintenance like mechanical repairs and electrical work, all the way to professional diving services.
At Yacht Management South Florida, Inc., we specialize in complete yacht care. Our certified yacht technicians will go where your yacht is docked with all the necessary tools and equipment. They will then perform any of the dockside mobile marine services that your vessel needs while it is still docked.
Dockside Yacht Maintenance Services:
- Yacht detailing
- Hull cleaning and buffing
- Wash downs and waxing
- Yacht deck cleaning
- Interior cleaning
- Gelcoat paint repair and refurbishing
- Teak maintenance and varnishing
- Metal polishing
- Hurricane preparation
- And more!
Mechanical and Electrical Dockside Services:
- Full yacht inspections
- Yacht system checks and start-ups
- Mechanical troubleshooting
- Engine and generator repairs
- Outboard maintenance and repairs
- Air conditioning services
- Center console repairs
- Internet connection services
- GPS tracking installations
- And more!
Underwater Maintenance and Diving Services:
- Zinc repair and replacement
- Underwater light repair and replacement
- And more!
The Difference Between Dockside Services vs. Boatyard Services
The main difference between dockside services and services offered in a boatyard is that dockside maintenance work is done while your yacht is in the water, while boatyard services often require your yacht to be hauled out of the water. Services, maintenance, and repair work done in the yard is typically more significant and requires a longer amount of time to complete. After a haul out, work can be done on your yacht’s hull that even divers cannot do.
Why Choose Yacht Management South Florida, Inc.
Looking for yard services such as top-rated yacht hull painting, major yacht refurbishment, and yacht refits in Florida? Look no further than Yacht Management South Florida, Inc. We are the premier source for boat maintenance and yacht management in Fort Lauderdale, the yachting capital of the world.
Whether you are living on a yacht or use your yacht seasonally, our yacht managers and technicians can develop effective maintenance programs and deliver comprehensive management for your vessel. Contact us today to learn more about the extensive services we offer at our South Florida marina and full-service boatyard!