Who are we
MOBILE BOAT CLEANING SERVICES FOR MOTOR AND SAILING BOATS
Welcome to KERBOAT SERVICES, the first company in France to offer high quality boat cleaning and detailing nationwide.
Thanks to our network of mobile specialists, KERBOAT offers services that will give your boat the very best in professional detailing and care, wherever you may be. Whether afloat or ashore, in a marina or a boatyard, the KERBOAT SERVICES team can be relied on to meet the needs of you, your crew and your boat.
From the waterline up to the fly bridge we will take care of your boat whether it's fiberglass, gelcoat or teak, with special care also being provided to the interior of your boat and its surfaces. We aim to be as eco-friendly as possible by using products which will have the minimum impact on the local marine environment, whilst ensuring your boat is cleaned or prepared to the very highest standard.
But we know that a holiday on the water doesn't stop at the boat, so our concierge services have been designed to ensure that your time in harbour or ashore, are as trouble free and enjoyable as possible.
OUR RANGE OF SERVICES
- Exterior: Hand wash and shampoo of your deck areas*
- Interior: Vacuum and full cleaning*
*Available together or as separate services
- Exterior: Hand wash and shampoo of your deck areas, plus full wax application. Further surface repairs, treatments, and protection where necessary including: oxidation stains on the gel coat; rust; cleaning and protection of your stainless steel and chrome. Full clean and polish of all Plexiglas and windows plus full internal cleaning and treatment of external storage compartments.*
- Interior: Vacuum cleaning and polish of the interior living spaces and soft furnishings. Deep clean of the kitchen, showers/toilets, and other 'wet' areas. Special treatment of all the surfaces and application of prevention/protection barriers to take care of mould, rust and grease stains. Cleaning of all the storage areas and compartments. Window polishing.*
*Available together or as separate services
Taking care of your sails is an important step in order to prevent damage. Sun, salt and storage have year round impact on the sails longevity and capacity. At Kerboat Services we provide the right care to your sails. Thanks to our local partners of sail makers, we can control your sails and anticipate work that might be needed.
Whether staying in one of Brittany’s many harbours, the Marina in La Rochelle or on the French Mediterranean Coast, KERBOAT SERVICES can provide complete concierge services so you can get the very most out of your stay.
After a few days at sea your boat may need some attention and we will be able to provide cleaning services, inside or out, that will include the deck areas and the interior (including vacuuming and cleaning of the floors, the kitchen, the cabins and wet spaces). For this we recommend the Express Detailing Option. Should your boat need any repairs whilst shore side, we can recommend and organise local tradesmen or maintenance suppliers, so that your boat is ready to depart on time.
Further, we are able to take care of your food and beverage delivery, linen cleaning/change, and can be your local advisor on holiday tips such as local tourist attractions, recommended bars or restaurants and of course advice on getting around, bike hire etc.
Ask us for our Local Information Pack which can be delivered to your boat and will include maps, flyers, contact numbers etc.
Please Note, as our specialists are French and English speakers, they can also assist with any translation required between you and the Harbour Master or Local Authorities.
The Concierge Service is available on call or can be booked in advance.
Boat delivery - Boat convoy
Your vessel need to be delivered back to the U.K. or convoyed from your home harbour to one of the many marinas in Britany. Our certified skipper will take care of your boat and make sure to deliver it on time at the location of your choice.
This service must be booked in advance.
Note that we can manage the delivery of your boat from a French harbour to the one of your choice according to your holiday plans and logistic needs.
WHEN TO USE OUR SERVICES
Start of the season
Full preparation of your boat is required prior to the start of the season to ensure you to take to the water on a clean, well-protected and seaworthy boat. Our services will ensure your boat is ready to provide you with many hours of trouble free sailing. Our detailed cleaning service will remove the deposits and stains from winter, whilst our deck-care service (including compounding, polishing and stain treatment, as well as a full hand wash and shampoo application) will give your boat the necessary protection against salt, UV damage and other polluting elements. The interior will be cleaned, ventilated and any build-up of damp or mould addressed. For this we recommend the Full Detailing option.
End of the season
Preparing your boat for the harshness of winter is vital to protect the longevity of your boat. Full treatment and pre-winter preparation will get rid of the summer season’s marks and will prevent mould and rust from forming during the winter months.
Full winter preparation will also be given to your boat’s interior including all surfaces, all storage compartments, engine room and specific treatment to protect any vinyl and seat covers. Attention will also be given to areas prone to humidity and odours.
KERBOAT SERVICES can also assist with specialist off-site sail, sun awning and Bimini top cleaning and care. These services are in addition to our in-house detailing services, please enquire.
If you're thinking of selling, make sure your boat stands out from the crowd and you achieve the best price possible, by using our Pre-Sale Service. KERBOAT SERVICES will offer a complete inside and outside cleaning / detailing service, plus we can arrange valuations by local brokers, to give you the very best chance of a successful sale. In addition to the cleaning service, your boat will also be listed on our dedicated second hand page on the KERBOAT SERVICES website.
So, whether you are at home preparing your routes or already in one of France's many marinas or harbours, please feel free to contact us for more details on how we can make your boating holiday in France as enjoyable as possible and for a free, no obligation quote.
Please find us in one of those major harbours and feel free to contact us for more locations :
Cancale, Saint Malo, Dinard, Rance river, Saint Cast, Brest, Benodet, Port la Forêt, Lorient, La Trinité sur Mer, Vannes, Arzon - Le Crouesty, Folleux, La Roche Bernard, Arzal, Le Pouliguen, Pornichet, La Rochelle, Île de Ré, Port Camargue, Marseille, Hyères, Bormes les Mimosas, Le Lavandou, Saint Tropez, Port Grimaud