4 Ways to Prevent Mildew from Growing in Your Boat

It is easier to prevent mold and mildew than to treat it. Warmth and high humidity cause mold to proliferate, and once it has taken hold, it may endure changing weather and environments for years. To avoid being greeted by mildewed cushions, carpets, and headliners, use these five tips to stop mold and mildew growth.

  1. Create The Proper Environment 

Eliminate anything that attracts moisture. When storing your boat for an extended period of time, you need to take precautions to avoid mold and mildew issues.

These things consist of:



Life Jackets

Food Seat

Cushions Covers

2. Check Your Boat Regularly

Checking your boat on a regular basis is essential to preventing a mold and mildew issue. Spot checking crevices and nooks will stop a problem from getting much worse.

Cleaning your vessel while inspecting is quite beneficial in the fight against mold problems. In filth and grime, mold and mildew flourish. Any spills, dirt, or sunscreen (yes, sunscreen!) that may be on your boat seats should be cleaned up. When performing a spot check, make sure to check:

Boat Seats

Deck Storage (cabinets, hatches, etc.)





When checking your boat, make sure to look for leaks – and fix them immediately! There is nothing worse for preventing mold and mildew on a boat or yacht than an active leak! Walk around your vessel and check the seals of your vents, hatches, cleats and windshields/windows.

3. Use a Long Lasting Mold Preventer

There weren't many choices for mold prevention until recently. Boat owners had little option but to deal with mold and mildew when it showed up, which was far too often.

Thanks to the Xanigo Mold Prevention System, avoiding mold and mildew is now easier than cleaning your boat. For up to 90 days, you can prevent mold and mildew on your yacht.

A Certified Mold & Mildew Prevention Specialist can apply Xanigo Marine Mold Preventer for you, which is even better!

Visit www.xanigomarine.com to find out more information about this technology.

4. Create Airflow

Mold enjoys stale air. Water, air, and temperature are continually changing at different rates, which causes condensation inside your boat, which speeds up the mold growth process.

Air circulation is improved by employing watertight ventilation, using fans, and making sure your boat is well ventilated. Dehumidifiers should be used to maintain airflow and reduce moisture while the boat is not in use.

Final Thoughts

Mold and mildew aren't just going away because it makes your life hard. As long as you take the proper precautions, your boat will continue to look its best and keep its value. Utilizing a professional detailer to help prevent mold is always a good decision. Either way, mold & mildew prevention is the key to stress free boating.

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