Detailing and Polishing
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Conversely, the boat’s paint contains emollients and oils that contribute to its shine. Extended exposure or the absence of protective wax can cause premature drying and degradation. Our professional buffing and waxing techniques not only eliminate faded paint but also rejuvenate emollients, extending the surface’s life and aesthetic appeal.

Our Methodical Boat Polishing Approach

  1. Surface Preparation: Thoroughly clean the boat’s paint/gelcoat surfaces, removing debris, stains, dirt, and oil. For tougher stains, On & Off Hull & Bottom Cleaner is employed.
  2. Compound Application: Apply a mineral-spirits-based compound with fine abrasive particles to effectively remove oxidation.
  3. Buffing Process: Utilizing a buffing machine at low speed, work the compound into the surface in controlled bursts to avoid pad overheating. This ensures uniform treatment.
  4. Polishing: After oxidation removal, proceed to polish the surface, using a polish material with finer abrasives to eliminate swirl marks and enhance shine.
  5. Waxing: Apply wax in thin coats, with at least two coats for season-long protection. Evenly distribute a thin wax glaze using a clean rag or foam applicator, followed by thorough drying and wiping for a glossy, durable finish.

Maintain Your Yacht's Luster

To sustain your yacht’s enviable gloss over time, Foster’s Yacht Services recommends applying high-quality wax once or twice a season. Trust our expertise to preserve your vessel’s allure and elegance on the waterways.

Discover the Art of Boat Polishing

Maintaining the pristine appearance of your yacht is paramount in the world of yachting. Neglecting periodic buffing and polishing can lead to gradual surface deterioration, resulting in a lackluster, weathered, and chalky look. To counteract these effects and rejuvenate your boat's glossy finish, Foster's Yacht Services offers indispensable expertise.

The Importance of Compound, Wax, and Boat Polish

Your boat, despite being in constant contact with water, is susceptible to grime accumulation and the relentless sun's impact. Applying the right compound, wax, or boat polish fortified with UV protection is not a luxury but a necessity. This diligent care preserves your boat's value and ensures its lasting visual allure.

Preserving Gel Coat and Paint

The exterior of a fiberglass boat primarily consists of gel coat, a protective resin layer that imparts color and shine. Over time, sun exposure and marine elements erode its surface, leading to a dull, chalky appearance. Our meticulous polishing and waxing processes replenish essential oils, enhancing gloss and restoring the original paint luster.


Based on 20 reviews
Phillip Pyatt
These guys do very good work. They repaired some fiber glass and an anchor plate along with adding a coat of paint to the hull.
Yacht Pro USA
We have used Fosters for years and its definitely the best company out there for fiberglass, paint and refits. Dennis is always professional and we highly recommend them for any needs in our yacht industry.
John Marshall
Fosters Yacht Service is my preferred company to use for yard maintenance while in Ft. Lauderdale. Dennis, Erick, and Mark know the industry and how to get things done. Fosters keeps to their word and deadline. Highly recommended.
Evan Davis
We started with Foster’s to repair some structural hull issues. They exceeded expectations with the repairs. We also had them do multiple repairs throughout the vessel from exterior paint to interior carpentry. The fit and finish have been amazing.
scott adams
As a marine industy professional it has been my direct experience to have this Group (Foster's Y/S) care for and upgrade my families Hardin 45 ketch. Everyone at Foster is a team member at Your disposal if required. We have found that Foster's high quality work in conjunction with Great customer service are the foundations found here. "Trade Winds" will be back next year for some further upgrades. Thank You for helping us sail away...
Russell Gross
Dennis Foster and his shop are amazing. My boat had extensive fiberglass damage which was made worse by another repair shop. Dennis came to the rescue. Boat came back brand new and faster than promised. If you need any fiberglass work done, don’t go anywhere else! Thank you Dennis and team!
David Torchin
I brought my 2018 Formula to Dennis Foster to make my arch collapsible and make the boat able to sneak under low bridges by my house. Dennis and his team way exceeded my expectations!!! With the press of a button, my bridge clearance is now just over 6'. His work is flawless, and his team is friendly and professional. Thank you Dennis and team for the amazing results!!

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