Pro Boat Clean (formerly trading as G R Pro-clean in North America)
August 8th 2010 - We're pleased to announce a new service location in Victoria, BC which is run by Fraser Dodds. A retired Metropolitan Police constable Fraser moved to BC earlier this year with his wife Bernadette and son, Ruairi who's also working with us this summer.
Fraser and his team are now cleaning boats across Vancouver Island and if you require his services click here.
Fraser has a wide repertoire of skills, in the world of training, the adventure arena and now boat detailing! He previously specialised in leadership, teamwork and personal development coaching, after years of practical experience in these fields. He has mentored youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds and during five exciting years with the Metropolitan Police Firearms Department coached and supported experienced firearms officers through dangerous and dynamic operations in London. Whilst in charge of the Metropolitan Police Adventure Training Centre in North Wales he introduced a culture of self-improvement for staff and students alike.
He has successfully represented Great Britain as a Quadrathlete, an extreme endurance event, claiming bronze medal in his age group in the world championships for three consecutive years, from 1997 – 1999.
As an 'adventurer' in 2004 in a small two man rowing boat Fraser rowed 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from the Canary Islands to Barbados in 67 days, 14 hours and 1minute! He has led teams to success on mountains in South America and Africa; he has also claimed a first British ascent in The Himalayas when in 2007 he and a colleague took 8 novice climbers to Kyrgyzstan to climb three unclimbed mountains, close to the border with China.
Since arriving in Victoria in March he has already detailed a large number of power and sail boats from 17 to 65 feet in length and is looking forward to a busy summer and fall across the island. To contact Fraser for a free estimate call 250 634 1256.
January 6th 2010 - Pro Boat Clean has joined CleanThatBoat.com, a global network of independent boat cleaning professionals that specialises in using environmentally friendly products.
The CleanThatBoat.com network of boat cleaning and detailing professionals and companies works to a strict code of practice that offers reassurance to owners that their vessel is in good and safe hands at all times. The service operates in Florida, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Portugal, New Caledonia and the French Caribbean – with new members throughout the world being actively sought.
The aim of CleanThatBoat.com is to introduce a common high standard across all member companies and detailing professionals so that, wherever an owner has his or her boat, if there is a CleanThatBoat.com member in that area, they know that their boat will be in good hands.
CleanThatBoat.com’s Sales Director, Peter Treglown, said: “There are a great many companies who offer cleaning services for boats and yachts, but considerably fewer who are committed to a common quality standard that will ensure that, when owners entrust the cleaning of their boat or yacht to them, they can expect and receive nothing but the best quality work, using the best quality, environmentally friendly cleaning products. Our aim is to raise the standards of cleaning, care and professionalism in the industry through working to a common agreed code of practice using only specified, approved cleaning products.”
CleanThatBoat.com members promise the highest standards of customer care, carefully tested and approved non-abrasive cleaning materials that will not damage or degrade your boat, that are biodegradable and environmentally friendly, a consistency of service and quality across the whole network and a commitment to professionalism and excellence.
Members of CleanThatBoat.com clean fibreglass, steel, aluminium and wooden hulled vessels and RIBs and can carry out regular maintenance work, restoration jobs and the preparation of boats for sale or purchase. Many CleanThatBoat.com members also offer the complete care package for boats. The website links to the network’s members.
CleanThatBoat.com is also inviting boat cleaning professionals and those new to the industry, who wish to be trained to achieve the same high standards, to join the network. Details are on the website.
October 6th 2009 - What our customers are saying this Fall:
Owner, Mariah powerboat from Calgary, Alberta
" I just wanted to let you know how impressed I was with Chris Wood and his efforts at bringing my Mariah boat back from it's very sad condition. Take at look at the before photos (below) to see where Chris started. After Chris was done the boat looked like new with only a few very faint stains on the seats. Chris was an absolute pro to deal with - he did everything that he said he would and went above and beyond to get the boat back in service. I will recommend him to anyone that has cosmetic issues with their boat. Richard H."
September21st 2009 - We're now in Florida too !
Pro Boat Clean USA is operated by Richard & Wendy Jackson who moved to Florida with their 3 daughters and Golden Retriever in 2006 to set up the company.
They operate their mobile service from Lake Worth and cover the the East Coast of Florida from Port St Lucie to the Keys including: Stuart, Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Key Largo. Richard says: "We are already working at the following marinas and would like to add you and your boat to our list of very happy clients: Two Georges, Loggerhead Lantana, Monty's Marina, Palm Beach Yacht Center Marina, Jupiter Sea Sport Marina, Bluffs Marina, Palm Beach Marina, Old Port Cove Marina, Harbour Point Marina, Sailfish Marina and New Port Cove Marina."
Richard & Wendy Jackson operate Pro Boat Clean USA based on the east coast of Florida
Pro Boat Clean in Florida can work from their own floating dock when detailing a boat.
September15th 2009 - Brown Bow Wave Staining - "The Smile"
Many boats suffer from brown "bow wave" staining which may also extend along the waterline. Pro Boat Clean only has to paint on its special cleaning gel and the brown staining will disappear, not just off the surface but deep into the porous gelcoat. This same cleaning product will also remove rust stains from fibreglass and stainless steel.
Badly stained motoryacht bow before cleaning The brown bow wave "smile" seen on many boats
Removing the brown staining from the gelcoat Whiteness restored and a shiny hull after detailing
August 21st 2009 - What our customers are saying this summer:
Thank you for all the help with Knotica. You and your people have done a fantastic job on our boat.
Owner, Uniflite 41ft motoryacht, Ladner, BC
Thank you again for your work - the boat is a huge improvement.
Owner, PT 35 Trawler, North Vancouver, BC
Thank you for the excellent job of detailing the Boat. I was very pleased with the results.
Owner, Tollycraft CPMY 48ft motoryacht, Sidney, BC
Thanks for the all the effort to get my boat ready to go. We went out on both Sat and Sun. Lots of comments from our guests on the condition of our boat!
Owner, Bayliner 57 motoryacht, North Vancouver, BC
Had a look at my boat today and all I could say is WOW! You are doing a terrific job. My wife commented the other day that she has never seen the boat look so good.
Owner, Tiara 31 powerboat, West Vancouver, BC
January 2009 - Pro Boat Clean launches new website
December 2008 - Pro Boat Clean joins the HUB TOS Marine Insurance Lifeline Affinity Program and offers a 10% discount to all “LifeLine Client Card” holders. For more information click here or contact us
Owner, 24ft Bayliner and 14ft Double Eagle, powerboats, Bowen Island, BC
"Hi Nick, Thanks for the pictures; they really tell the story! If you like, I can get another shot of it sparkling in the (recent) sun and email to you; the snow's gone and the old nail really looks good against a blue sky. Our (nautical) neighbour drives by it twice a day and he said the hull looked like it had been in the water maybe a dozen times.
We are delighted with the results on both boats (just had the Bayliner in the H2O for the first time this season; everyone thought it was brand new).
Old dull and dirty Double Eagle boat before cleaning Colour restored and shiny boat after detailing
As for the Double Eagle, I think the scrum that was gathered around the boat while you were working on it spoke volumes. That 29-year-old boat sat there with a "for sale" sign on it for months without a nibble...and before you were even halfway finished cleaning it up we could have sold it 3 times over! One chap came back just as we were hooking up the trailer and offered almost twice what we paid for it.
The simple truth is we are delighted with the results and the fact that the cost was reasonable. In fact, your price was comparable to what we were quoted for just a wash and wax at a nearby marina. Thanks again, Nick!"