HOW TO WINTERISE YOUR JEANNEAU POWERBOAT?
After a full season of cruising aboard your Jeanneau powerboat, it is time to prepare it for winter storage, sheltered from the weather. Whether you choose a dry dock or an in-water storage solution, at a shipyard or in your garage, it is important to be well prepared for the winter season and ensure the protection of your Jeanneau powerboat in order to maintain it in optimal condition. For a thorough cleaning before dry storage, here is our advice:
RINSE THOROUGHLYExposing your powerboat to UV rays, salt, sea water, and diverse other exterior aggressions throughout the sunny months, your hull will need a thorough cleaning before winter. To best protect your boat, we advise you to proceed with a full fresh-water rinse. The deck, handrails, stemmed fitting, and bench seating must all be rinsed to remove impurities before storage. You may also choose to use specific cleaning products for the surfaces to be cleaned, available at your Jeanneau dealership. For any cleaning project, do not forget to equip yourself with the appropriate protective clothing and gear.
STRIP DOWN THE BOATWe strongly advise you to remove all electronic appliances and equipment from your boat in order to shelter them from the humidity and cold of winter. All fabric elements on board (canvass covers, cushions, Bimini, etc.) must also be cleaned with a specific product before being dried and stored in a dry location to ensure their protection.
WINTERISE YOUR ENGINE
To guarantee the smooth function of your engine when you return to the water next season, you may wish to entrust your Jeanneau dealer with the task of winterising your engine. They will take care of rinsing the engine, putting antifreeze in the cooling system, refilling the oil, as well as replacing the filters in the fuel system, and checking the water pump. You will add an additive in the fuel tank to prevent any bacterial development in the fuel and will also need to fill the fuel tank to avoid condensation. Beforehand, charge the engine batteries and disconnect them to maintain their performance.