Just because summer is over, does not mean that you necessarily have to stop cruising. However, it is time to think about winterizing your boat for when it is not in use. Don’t discount winter cruising… all one needs is a warm cup of joe to nurse on deck, fleecy warm layers and the knowledge to un-winterize when you want to cruise and re- winterize when it’s time for storage.
With the summer crowds gone, and the crisp air and quietude permeating a wintery day, the season is idyllic for seeking serenity. Quiet coves and anchorages are more or less empty, places like Chatterbox Falls are stunning in winter, and remote hiking can still be on the agenda.
Even if your yacht won’t be out over the coming months, winterizing a yacht for the return of spring and summer is still essential. You’ll avoid a possible tidal wave of repairs and deterioration. Winter storms, freezing temperatures and neglect wreak havoc.
If you are in NW Explorations charter fleet, the good news is that we already include winterizing. If you’re not a charter client or service client with NWE, please book in advance (now) to have your yacht prepared.
At NWE, we have a team of maintenance professionals who can winterize your yacht to an exceptionally high level with their dedicated, thorough expertise. Our Yacht Services division can also keep your vessel on a schedule that ensures pristine condition year-round.
What can happen to your yacht over winter?
It could be anything from covers getting damp to freezing pipes. Here’s what the NWE Maintenance team does when it comes to winterizing a yacht:
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So how does it work? Simply contact us to book an appointment. A winterization service takes about a day to perform.
There are factors that affect the final cost of course, like if a 3-way valve needs installation, if we need to travel to you, any repairs required or if you’re doing a phone consultation.
Regardless, winterizing your yacht is one of the most important actions you can take to protect the condition of the vessel and ensure it has a swell life.
*If your yacht is docked at Squalicum Harbor, we’ll come to you since we’re neighbors.