Clean Marine

Tips on How to be a Greener Boater 

Tips for Efficient Fuel Usage

Slower speeds will maximize use of your last fill up

Proper use of trim tabs reduces drag, especially while accelerating up to planing speeds

Avoid ploughing – when not on plane, keep your boat level

Minimize the amount of time that you idle at the dock

Minimize the use of onboard generators

Plan your trip

Make sure the hull is clean

Don’t under-power your boat - It’s important you have enough motor to handle the load

Check your propeller - If your boat is slow "out of the hole" or lacks top-end speed, you might have the wrong propeller

A well-tuned engine efficently maximizes fuel use

Use the grade of gasoline specified by the engine manufacturer


Visit for more helpful tips on reducing fuel usage


Washing Up


Cleaning a boat, car, or any sort of vehicle can leave behind a lot of polluting residue that goes directly into the water, especially as many cleaning products use phosphates and other toxic components. There are many services and products available that not only phase out these toxins, but are also biodegradable and made from natural ingredients. At Purser Marine Services, we carry many eco-friendly cleaning products, from wash and wax for boats to Nature Clean household and personal care products.

Helpful Hints

Do less washing.

Don't discharge wash water. 

Do your dishes on shore.

Skip the shower and have a "bird bath".


Do your cleaning at home or at your marina.


Wax your boat. A good coat of wax prevents surface dirt from becoming engrained. This will reduce the need for detergents when you wash your boat. Pollen, dust, spores, or salt occur naturally and will do no harm when they are washed into the water.


Avoid using harsh cleaners, soaps or detergents. They destroy protective wax coatings, damage the environment, and reduce water quality.



Natural Alternatives to Toxic Cleansers 

Material to be Cleaned












Clear Plastic 


Baking Soda and Salt

1 Tbsp of Cream of Tatar in half a litre of hot water

Vinegar and Salt

Vinegar, Worcestershire and Salt

Lemon Juice and Salt

1 part Vinegar to 8 parts Water

Vinegar and Salt

Water and Baking Soda

Baking Soda

1 part Vinegar to 2 parts Water

Polish with Olive Oil

1 part Vinegar to 2 parts Water

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