Maintenance is essential to preserve the value and enhance your enjoyment of your yacht or boat. At the most basic level, washing and cleaning, both in and out, can go a long way to prevent deterioration and corrosion. Varnish and paint are not only decorative, they protect too. And waxing prevents the degradation of GRP surfaces. Lubricate and protect your hardware regularly. Keeping a maintenance log helps to keep control and impresses potential buyers.