Blister repair is a necessary part of any yacht service program in South Florida. Constant exposure to the elements in the Sunshine State can be unforgiving, and the effect that water and sunlight has on your yacht will lead to blisters and the inevitable need for blister repair services.
To prevent boat blisters in-between scheduled maintenance, we must first understand them, then we can battle these unsightly marks on our vessels.
Where Do Boat Blisters Come From?
At first, you may think that boat blisters are caused by the summer sun, but the truth is, boat blisters are caused by the water.
When the harsh, salty seawater passes through your yacht gelcoat, it’s going to lead to some blistering. You can’t be too tough on the gelcoat because it does its best to keep most water out, but overtime and without regular maintenance, it’s going to start letting a small amount of water through.
Once the process has started, it’s best to get your vessel to a South Florida yacht boatyard for blister repair services.
Boat Blister Repair
Boat blisters are an eyesore, and although they will not incapacitate your yacht or affect its sea-worthy status, they will ruin the aesthetics.
Blister repair can be considered cosmetic.
The time and cost of blister repair will be contingent on the size of the yacht and the amount of damage. Yacht Management is sure to use the best brand name boat bottom paints and topside paint to ensure that no more blisters show up in the future!
The travelift at our South Florida marina can haul out vessels of up to 120 feet.
Prevent Boat Blisters
Boat blisters can be prevented with regular yacht hull maintenance. The dockside service and haul outs that Yacht Management come standard with inspections. Our yacht engineers are on the lookout for early signs of boat blisters as part of the checklist we run through when we examine your yacht.
If you travel with your vessel, the changing water temperatures can mean the difference between a few blisters to a full outbreak in almost no time at all. If your yacht is left unattended with no dockside service plan, you’ll likely return to come boat blisters.
Regular yacht maintenance is your best bet to fend off those pesky bumps. Yacht Management provides customizable maintenance plans to suit any vessel and owner schedule. Call us and schedule and appointment today: (954) 941-6447.