Swift Marine is happy to provide you with bottom boat painting in Charleston, SC. Boat bottom painting is a critical factor when maintaining a yacht long term. Neglecting to repaint the bottom of your boat can cause damage to the hull, including blisters, de-lamination, decreased performance, and damage to your props, shafts, through-hulls and intakes.
At Swift Marine, we have prepped and painted 100’s of yachts in the Charleston area, and we are more than ready to take on the job. We’re the top choice for Charleston boat bottom cleaning. The process varies for different boats, depending on age, size, and thickness of older paint coats. For most of the yachts in Charleston, we do the following prep and process for bottom paint-
– Create a waterline if needed
– Remove wax or sealants, if the boat contains gelcoat under waterline
– Strip older paints (This may mean Media Blasting if the old paint is too thick to strip by hand- See Below)
– Inspect for blemishes, blisters, or fiberglass inconsistencies
– Repair blemishes
– Sand to help adherence of barrier coat
– Remove any dust or old bottom paint with a wash down
– Barrier Coat Application (Primer)
– Bottom Paint Application
Our leading yacht maintenance team will customize maintenance services centered on the needs of your vessel. Yachts are an investment and a huge part of your life. In order to protect your investment, preventative maintenance has to be done monthly in order to uphold the value!
From the fiberglass to the electrical and mechanical systems onboard, it is essential to take every precaution. Not every boat owner can be on their boat every day, although they’d like to, this is where we come in! Our team will maintain every aspect of your boat on a monthly or even weekly basis.
Regardless of the size and scope of your yacht- from sailing vessels, motor yachts, sport fishers, speedboats, and high-end luxury vessels, we customize yacht services to any and all vessels. Swift Marine’s maintenance crew is highly experienced, each manager with over 15 years of experience in the maintenance and care of yachts. Every vessel has a recommended schedule for the systems, engine, gelcoat, rigging, and hull. We follow these recommendations precisely and adhere to our clients recommendations.