The ShipShape Co. does boat CLEANING the right way; anyone can "detail" a boat, few can properly CLEAN one.  First we remove everything from the cockpit; you can’t clean it if it’s full of stuff.  Then, we clean everything everywhere.  Not "detailing" or wiping down, but cleaning.  The cover &/or canvas & isinglass, carpets, ceiling / bimini & supports, seats, storage, all cockpit surfaces, exterior gelcoat, nonskid, waterline, etc.  We clean the cooler, bumpers, shore power cord, shore power pedestal, hoist control box, dock lockers, etc.  We will even remove the spiderwebs on your dock or on the adjacent fingers around your boat (marina) so that you and your family doesn’t walk into a face full of spiderwebs. 

After it’s clean, then we do Routine Express Washes before you arrive.  Routine Express Washes are much faster, generally about 1/3 the time of Cleaning the boat.  We don’t need to do as much work to keep the boat clean, but we still do a top-notch job.

Need a coat of polish to protect the finish from the elements and oxidation?  We hand apply a polymer-polish to all smooth gelcoat surfaces from the waterline / bottom paint to the top, including accessories on the roof.  We use a kayak so that we can reach the ¼ of the boat that is unreachable from the dock.  (Many of our competitors mock this technique but how else do they protect the front of the boat.)  Are you catching the drift that when we do a project we do it the right way? 

Does your boat shine?  Really shine?  Has oxidation began to form which will detract from the luster?  Is your boat completely oxidized and has as much shine as concrete?   We can buff with rubbing compound to remove the oxidation; either a 'gentle' compound or something more 'aggressive' which will remove the oxidation so we can polish it to a glossy, shiny surface.  Then we apply a polymer-polish to restore the luster and to protect the gelcoat and keep the oxidation from returning. 

If you have a boat with colored hull sides, we are the answer for never having water-spots again.  Removing the water-spots is one thing, but keeping them from coming back is a trick that most people are amazed by.  Lots of people use vinegar to remove water-spots but it also removes the protective polymer-polish (wax) that we worked so hard to apply.  It has nothing to do with drying the boat immediately after washing; it has everything to do with the water that’s used to wash the boat.  And no, we don’t use that fancy reverse-osmosis device or softened water from your house.

After you are finished with the boat just tie it up and walk away.  We’ll take care of shutting the boat down so you can maximize your time on the water and knot need to cut your weekend short to return early enough so you can shut it down; putting the cover on / putting up Isinglass and canvas up, removing garbage, general straightening up and anything else you want.  We’ll even cover PWC’s too so you don’t need to ‘fight’ the cover. 

We’ll take care of the laundry too; we’ll pick up the dirty sheets, blankets, towels, etc and launder them while you are away and return them before you arrive. 

We can set up dedicated docking lines so that the swim platform of your floating boat sits ~12” from the dock so that its not a big step to board.  We can also set up lines so that your lifted boat is positioned perfectly on the lift the first try every time.

We can help with fueling boat, pump out, filling water holding tank, etc.

Install Dri-Dek in storage compartments so that the contents are elevated off the floor to allow ventilation and prohibit the growth of mildew.  (

Setting anchors for trampolines and other water toys that float away from your dock.  We can also remove them in the fall and clean the scum from the waterline and make them look like new again. 

If you don't have D-icers we can deliver and install D-icers for the winter.  We even remove them and clean them as good as new before putting them away in the spring.

Last but not least, if there is anything that is not on this list please let us know and we’ll be glad to take care of it!