All hands on deck! If you’re a sailor, recreational fisher, or just someone who loves boats, you should be even more concerned than most about keeping our oceans clean and healthy. Next time you’re shopping for cleaning products that’ll spruce up your boat, pick up a bottle of brand new Ecover Boat Wash & Wax or Ecover Heavy Duty Boat Wash.

Made from plant- and mineral-based ingredients like coconut, carnauba wax, and citric acid, the new line of products is entirely phosphate-free — so although your new wax and suds will get rid of dirt, oil, and grease, they won’t hurt the fishies or long-suffering coral reefs. World Champion Yachtsman Mike Golding has already backed eco-cleaning product manufacturer Ecover in their new, nautical venture, and so should you.

The wax goes for $7, and the wash for $8.50. What is that — one millionth of what you spent on your yacht? We’re guessing it’s not going to break the bank.

Story by Tobin Hack. This article originally appeared in Plenty in July 2008. This story was added to MNN.com in October 2009.


Copyright Environ Press 2008