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Expert Marine Winterization Services

Kompletely Kustom Marine, Inc. provides all levels of yacht management, including but not limited to full service engine/generator repair and installation of both gas and diesel engines, concierge/chauffeur services, boat detailing, shrink wrap, winterization, custom maintenance packages, generator service and installation, watermaker service and installation, captain’s service, dive service, as well as a full range of other boat services – too many to list – to Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Annapolis, Baltimore, District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia areas.

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Kompletely Kustom has a professional team of technicians and professionals qualified in all aspects of marine service.

  • $ 150
    and up
  • Winterization Service
  • Boat Winterization Services in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DCPricing is based on size of vessel. Get instant pricing in less than 2 minutes on our full service winterization package for your vessel.

  • $ 300
    and up
  • Shrink Wrap Service
  • Pricing is based on size of vessel. Get instant pricing in under 2 minutes on our deluxe shrink wrapping service for your vessel.

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Kompletely Kustom Marine winterizes and shrink wraps hundreds of boats each year. Our 12 pt. comprehensive winterization service ensures that your boat will be properly protected against the harsh winter conditions and will be ready for your next boating season.

The KKM Difference

Expert Marine Winterization Services

Kompletely Kustom Marine, Inc. is committed to 100% customer satisfaction and will not settle for anything less. At KKM, We believe that communication and honesty are absolutely imperative to customer satisfaction. Our certified, mobile marine technicians offer the best service in the DMV area. Hundreds of satisfied boat owners trust KKM to properly winterize and shrink wrap their vessel every year.

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Protect Your Vessel From the Elements

Facts About Boat Winterization

Whether your boat will be kept on land or in the water, it is imperative that you have it winterized. Here’s a formidable fact from Boat US:

“Fresh water expands in volume by about nine percent when it freezes and can push outwards with a force of tens of thousands of pounds per square inch. That expansion can crack an engine block, damage fiberglass, split hoses, or destroy a refrigeration system overnight.”

That fact alone should instill in you enough fear and respect to have your boat winterized without question. Way too often, repairing freeze damage involves replacing the complete engine which is not only time consuming but quite costly.

Of course, the most preferred method of storing your boat throughout the winter would be inside a climate-controlled facility with a backup generator. However, most people don’t have that option. So, then it comes down to leaving your boat in the water or storing it on the hard. Either option has its pros and cons.

Perhaps you’ll be keeping your boat in the water for the winter.  If so, here’s a list of things that are imperative to do:

Protect Your Vessel From the Elements

Why Winterize Your Boat?

Spending a little money now could save you a lot of money later. Old man winter can be very harsh on your boat. Cracked blocks, corrosion, fuel degradation, accumulated ice can split open hatches and window tracks, dry and cracking vinyl, mold, mildew and corrosion of electronics are just some of the things that can happen due to not winterizing your boat.

Plan ahead. When boating season gets here, you want to get out in the water as quick as possible. If you have damage from the winter weather or a maintenance problem that needed to be taken care of and you wait until the new boating season, which is one of the busiest seasons for the boat specialists, your fun in the sun could be delayed quite a bit. Not to mention that most insurance policies do not cover damage due to neglect or lack of maintenance.

How do you winterize a boat?

Protect Your Vessel From the Elements

Shrink Wrapping Your Boat

Winterizing and shrink wrapping a boat go hand in hand. If you don’t have the option of keeping your boat covered in a climate-controlled boat storage, you should definitely consider shrink wrapping.

Some of the benefits are:

  • Keep moisture and pests out
  • Protects from UV rays
  • Stronger than tarps, boat covers or boat canopies so it can withstand high winds
  • Protects from ice damage
  • Protects your deck and gel coat

Of course, if you have a Custom-made cover for your boat, then shrink wrapping will not be needed. However, since it can be quite expensive for a custom-fitted cover, many boaters forego this investment. But you definitely don’t want to go to the other extreme and use just anything to cover your boat for the winter. Here’s a couple of covers that Kompletely Kustom Marine does not recommend and why:

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KKM Service Areas - Boat Winterization and Shrink Wrapping in Maryland, DC, Virginia
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Frequently Asked Questions

What's included in the winterization service? add remove

The winterization service includes winterizing the entire vessel i.e. all engines, generators, water systems (both fresh water and raw water), toilets, shower sumps, wash downs, ice makers, HVAC units, dish washers, washing machines, water heaters, and anything else that may be required on your vessel. In short, the entire vessel will be winterized.

What's included in the shrink wrapping service? add remove

Your boat will be shrink wrapped to the waterline (unless your boat is physically too big for the 40’ wide shrink wrap to reach the water line.  It includes one moisture bag/bucket and all necessary vents.  It includes all necessary materials to create the custom frame that will be needed to shrink wrap your vessel.

How are your prices lower than everyone elses? add remove

After being in business over 10 years, we have developed a proprietary winterization process which is much more efficient than traditional protocol.  After years of winterizing via our proprietary method we have historical and statistical data in which we have used to develop our flat rate pricing.  Our price is to winterize the entire vessel.  We do not offer “a la carte” pricing for winterization like most service companies do.

Is Kompletely Kustom Marine insured to work on my boat? add remove

KKM is fully insured to work on vessels throughout the Chesapeake Bay region.

What is KKM's experience level? add remove

KKM has employees on payroll that range from a Novice helper to 20+ year Master Technicians, and everything in between.

Can you winterize my boat while it's in the water? add remove

If your boat is in the water we can absolutely winterize it.

Do you offer a service guarantee? add remove

We stand behind our work. In the 10+ year company history we have not had a single penny worth of freeze damage incurred by any boat that we have winterized.

Can I bundle my spring commissioning with my winterization service? add remove

Absolutely!!  Bundle your commission at the time you schedule your winterization and you will save 10%.

Will there be any additional fees associated with my service? add remove

The winterization prices do not include the service call fee which is normally between $25 -$75, nor does it include the cost of -50 degrees non-toxic antifreeze which is billed at $6.50/gallon. When you get instant pricing from our online ordering system, the additional fees for the service call and antifreeze will be broken out for you.

Do you offer other services for my boat? add remove

Yes we offer full service and boat repair from bow to stern.

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We strive to provide unparalleled marine services for customers in MD, DC, and VA.

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About Kompletely Kustom Marine

KKM Mobile Marine Mechanic Team

We are a mobile marine company servicing the areas of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Annapolis, Baltimore, District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and Delaware. Our team of professionals take pride in their work and put their best effort forward whether they’re servicing your wave runner, your boat (no matter the size) or your live-aboard yacht. We also recognize that all aspects of business work together and you’re only as strong as your weakest link. So the crew here at Kompletely Kustom Marine, Inc. strives to provide outstanding customer service as well as superior service to your vessel.

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