Vessels need regular maintenance, servicing, and safety checks to keep them ship-shape.
Equipment failures or vessel breakdowns can result in marine incidents which could endanger your crew and yourself. You should inspect, service and maintain the vessel’s structure, engine and electrical systems and safety equipment.
Be systematic about your maintenance and have a written maintenance schedule. Keep proper records of what maintenance has been done. Keeping proper records ensures you can track your maintenance program and prove that your vessel and equipment are appropriately maintained.
Follow manufacturer guidelines and instructions concerning maintenance requirements. When performing maintenance or repairs, ask yourself—would I be happy for my child, parent, or spouse to sail with this repair in place?