Green Products for Marinas and Boat Owners

If you’ve got a motor boat or a marina, you can appreciate how valuable clean water is to the enjoyment of our rivers and reservoirs! Here, we’ve assembled green options that will help you maintain your marina or vessel without compromising your water quality. Here’s to clean water and happy boating!

1.) Boat Wax

Marine 31 Cleaner, Hula Boat Hang Ten Wax, Hula Boat Wash and Wax, Ztuffstuff Wash and Wax, Star Brite Citrus Boat Wash & Wax, Mothers Marine Wash’n Wax

2.) Boat Wash

JJV’s Best Boat Wash, Hula Boat Wash and Wax, Ztuffstuff Wash and Wax, Star Brite Citrus Boat Wash & Wax, Mothers Marine Wash’n Wax, Pure Ocean Boat Soap, Simple Green Cleaner, Orpine Boat Soap, Bilge Cleaner

3.) Vinyl Cleaner

Hula Boat Wipe Out Vinyl Cleaner, Spray Nine Cleaner, Sudbury Vinyl Restorer, Marine 31 Vinyl and Fabric Cleaner, Swim Central Vinyl Cleaner, 303 Products Multi-surface cleaner, Boat-D-Funk Boat Cleaner

4.) Canvas Cleaner

Boat-D-Funk Boat Cleaner, Meguiar’s M7116 Canvas Cleaner, Star Brite Water Proofing Spray, Marine 31 Fabric Cleaner, 303 Fabric Cleaner

5.) Black Streak Remover

Spray Nine Cleaner, Shoreline Marine Instant Black Stain Remover, Attwood Black Streak Remover, Sudbury Eco Spray All Black Stain Remover, Chempace 5903 Ultra Red Cleaner Concentrate

6.) Insect Spray for boats

Essentria All Purpose Insect Concentrate, Natrapel, Botanique Solutions Mosquito Repellent, Eco Smart Mosquito and Tick Control, California Baby Bug Repellant Spray

7.) Fiberglass or Gelcoat Cleaner

Pure Ocean Fiberglass Polish, Sudbury Fiberglass Stain Lifter, Marine 31 All Purpose Cleaner, Sea-Safe Cleaner/Degreaser, BiminiTopp Marine Cleaner, Boat-D-Funk Cleaner, Krazy Clean Liquid, Yacht Brite Cleaner

8.) Window Cleaner

Better Life “I Can See Clearly, Wow!” Natural Glass Cleaner, Simple Green All Purpose Cleaner, Swanson Healthy Eco Friendly Window and Glass Cleaner, Green Works Clorox Glass Cleaner, J.R. Watkins Window and Glass Cleaner, Mrs. Meyers Glass Cleaner, Earth Friendly Products Window Kleener

9.) Bleach or safe alternative

Green Works Chlorine Free-Bleach, Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Bleach, Grab Green Pod Bleach Alternative, The Laundress All Purpose Bleach Alternative, James Austin’s 101 Laundry Detergent with Bleach Alternative, Oxo Brite Non-Chlorine Bleach

Percy Priest Lake – Photo by Bill Ferguson

10.) Grill or oven cleaner

Full SPEKTREM LLC NOI-GB-121600 12oz Oven/Grill Cleaner, Spray Earth Friendly Orange Plus Clean Degreaser Grill, Grillpro 72380 Natural Grill & Oven Cleaner, Goo Goo Outdoor All Natural Cleaner, G-Clean Grill and Surface Cleaner

11.) Dish detergent

Green Works Dishwashing liquid, Swanson Healthy Home Eco-Friendly Dish Washing Liquid, The Honest Company Dish Liquid, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Dish Soap, Grab Green Dish Soap, Simplehuman dish soap, Seventh Generation Natural Dishwashing Liquid, Planet Ultra Dishwashing Liquid, Puracy – All Natural Dish Soap

12.) Cloths detergent

Ecos Free and Clear Laundry Detergent, Green Works Laundry Detergent, GreenShield Laundry Detergent, Safonique Laundry Detergent, The Honest Company Laundry Detergent, Mrs. Meyers Liquid Laundry Detergent, Planet Ultra Liquid Laundry Detergent, Simple Green Laundry Detergent

13.) Degreasers for cleaning in engine / generator hull

Sudbury Hull Cleaner, Sunshine Mills All Purpose Cleaner, Marine 31 All Purpose Cleaner, Biokleen Fiberglass/Generator Hull cleaner, JJV’s Best Fiberglass Hull Cleaner, Star Brite Sea Safe Hull Cleaner

14.) Aluminum cleaner / brightener

Bio-Kleen Aluma Kleen, Marine 31 Stainless Steel & Aluminum Brightening Soap, Elbow Grease Cres cor EG12 Cleaning Supplies, Sonax Wheel Cleaner, Earth Friendly Products PL9330/32 Cleaner and Polish, Trigger Spray

15.) Stainless Steel Cleaner

Marine 31 Stainless Steel & Aluminum Brightening Soap, Flitz X-treme Stainless steel cleaner, Elbow Grease Cres cor EG12 Cleaning Supplies, Sonax Wheel Cleaner, Murchison-Hume Spit & Polish Stainless Steel Cleaner, Earth Friendly Products PL9330/32 Cleaner and Polish, Trigger Spray

Many of these products have multiple uses. Especially cleaners such as Marine 31, 303, and Simple Green.

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Additional Resources

Tips for maintaining your boat by eco-friendly means and for using natural materials to clean your vessel.

http://eartheasy.com/play_eco-friendly_boating.htm

Tips for eco-friendly boating.

http://dnr.wi.gov/wnrmag/html/supps/2002/aug02/tips.htm