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If you own a power washing business, boat detailing company, or a yacht cleaning service business then perhaps you might wish to consider the expansion of your company to include fishing vessel clean-up. Yes, it will mean taking your hot-water pressure washer and blasting the deck clean and power washing all the equipment. No it is not easy work, but it’s good work and lots of it.
Is it mucky enough to get onto the famous TV Show; “The World’s Dirtiest Jobs” – well, perhaps not, because, once you get good at it, it’s fairly easy, and you will literally be having a blast, and making some decent change too. Okay so, let’s talk about all this shall we?
There is a lot of business to be had cleaning fishing vessels especially when they are in season, and need steam cleaning, and prepping for the next catch. During the off-season, after a strong money-making period, these fishing boat owners will purchase an array of services such as painting, prepping, and rust control, as well as deck treating, coating, and sealing. Although it can be smelly work on some of these boats, it’s not all that bad once you get used to it, especially on the well-kept vessels.
The fishing industry is quite diverse. Sport fishing trips are done on very nice boats, and it is a pleasure to work on them. Meanwhile the fringe benefits of sushi is more than worthwhile, you will definitely eat well. Straight commercial fishermen operate in a serious business, depending on what they specialize or which season they may have cash flow issues, and thus, it might be wise to get half upfront if you have not done business with a particular customer before. Sometimes they’ll act poor to get a lower price, but just because they dress down and grind you on price doesn’t mean you should bid less than is reasonable.
Once you get to know them, they are good guys, straight up, and will become good friends as well as good customers. It’s a tight community, so ask for referrals, do what you say you are going to do, and you’ll have plenty of work, as much as you care to take. When cleaning fishing boats, dump the yuppie, preppy khaki shorts and polo shirts, and just act normal. If they offer you a beer after work, take it, and listen to their stories on the high seas, they are very intriguing indeed.
Indeed, I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.
write by Isidore