How to Start a Boat Bottom Cleaning Business
If you’re the type of person who enjoys the outdoors and specifically the water; and if you live in a coastal region or near a large body of water where boats are continuously docked, the boat bottom cleaning business is exciting and profitable and might be just right for you.
What is the boat hull cleaning business all about? It is essentially the removal of barnacles and the cleaning of moss, algi, and other debris that accumulates on the hulls of boats that are continuously docked in the water. This debris effects the performance of the boat and therefor must be thoroughly cleaned from time to time.
What do you need to get started in the Boat Bottom Cleaning Business?
Boat Hull Cleaning Supplies:
Scuba gear or an air supply
Wet suit and flippers
A boat bottom cleaning person spends a great deal of time under water in harbors and there for must feel comfortable in such a place. You will be scrubbing debris of the bottom of the boat with a variety of tools and scraping barnacles from the hull which can be quite difficult and can take some strength. A person performing this service should be in relatively good shape.
How Much Money Can You Make Boat Bottom Cleaning?
The boat bottom cleaning business can generate large amounts of money, upwards of $300 dollars a day after a clientele has been established Yet this is seasonal work and that should be taken into account. This business takes on a bit of risk. The fee is usually based on the size of the boat and the fact that it’s such a specialized small business, the fee can be quite high. In the neighborhood of 50-500 dollars on average per boat hull for a full cleaning. Most boat hull cleaners charge by the foot. The amount of time you’ll need to complete the work varies based on how large the hull is and how much debris has accumulated. For simple upkeep on an already cleaned hull, consider thirty minutes where an entire cleaning can take up to four hours and of course longer for even larger boats.
A person taking on this type of small business, naturally, should feel comfortable in the water and for safety purposes should be certified. This is a great business for anyone who lives in a coastal region. It’s rewarding it’s exciting, it’s fun and it’s profitable.
Additional Services That can be offered.
Boat Waxing and Polishing
Boat Fiberglass Repair
Boat Pin Striping and Graphics