Harbor Yacht Detail (253) 200-9000

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want your boat to

shine again?

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Let me know what you have and what you want and I'll let you know the cost

Tell me about your boat

My name is John Wagner and I started Harbor Yacht Detail because love being around boats, the people, and to make their boats shine.

I specialize in restoring faded, chalky, oxidized gel coat surfaces at a price way less than my competition.

My process is all synthetic – there is nothing natural or organic about it. I use industrial strength polymers that will last about 10 months in a salty marine environment. Carnauba wax lasts about 2 months.

My process starts with the quote form above or simply give me a call.


John 253-200-9000

It’s all in the details, this is what I do

Prep all surfaces:

Strip all old waxes and oils, fish guts, salt, dirt, etc.

Remove all stains on fiberglass. (this alone is amazing)

Compound where needed

Stop the oxidation:

Oxidation is a chemical reaction caused by exposure to oxygen resulting in the loss of electrons in the gel coat. The result of oxidation is the chalking you see on the palm of your hand when you touch an unprotected boat. Sealing the gelcoat with a polymer protects the boat from oxidation.

Seal the gelcoat: Once the surface is clean, we seal the gelcoat with a synthetic sealer to keep it from oxidizing and undoing all the hard work. This is key. This is basically a hard clear plastic protective coating for your boat.

For non-skid areas, we use sealers designed specifically for this purpose. They seal very well, have UV inhibitors, and are designed for people to walk on.

Polishing: Lastly we apply the final shiny glossy finish coating. This is one more layer of synthetic polymer and another layer of protection.


This process repels water, red wine, fish parts, oil based stains and deposits, making future cleanup quick and easy.

Shiny appeals to our aesthetic. Shiny looks like treasure. Shiny looks clean. Shiny is shiny.

I’m in Gig Harbor and will drive anywhere within reason. Call me if you want your boat to shine again.

It Ain't Rocket Surgery

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