A Canadian made, eco-friendly inflatable boat cleaner

By Steven Bull

I love my cruiser but I also love my little 11-foot inflatable tender. It gets a ton of use and we leave it in the water all season, so by the fall it’s pretty dirty. This winter I asked a few boating friends how they keep their dinghies clean and one suggestion stood out. The Inflatable Boat Care Kit from Canadian owned Aurora Marine is eco-friendly and close to home so I figured I’d give it a shot.

It worked as well as promised. After wiping off the dust with a damp cloth, I simply put some of the Speed Clean on the Marine Power Mitt and scrubbed away. Using a clean damp rag I wiped away the dirt to reveal a clean and shiny white tube.

The interior’s dirty, textured anti-skid sections were no match for the kit either. With a stiff brush, that too was scrubbed to a brilliant white, as was the hull.

Once you’re done beaming with pride at your clean and shiny tender, apply the Poly Guard, a UV protector, with a clean damp sponge. Aurora claims it will keep your inflatable looking great all year.

The final step is to apply Repelin to the hull, this is the foul release coating. It goes on in two coats, which dry into a haze and are wiped to a shiny clean finish and should be applied about a day apart.

The instructions on the containers are easy to follow and the results are, as you can see, all the proof my friend needed to go and get some of his own.

Aurora Marine Dirty Dinghy Giveaway

Win this Inflatable Boat Care Kit from Aurora Marine
Win this Inflatable Boat Care Kit from Aurora Marine

Send us photos of your dirty dinghy and you could win an inflatable cleaning kit from Aurora Marine. Email us your submissions to info@lifestyleintegrated.com with Dirty Dinghy Giveaway in the subject line by August 1, 2016.


Congratulations to John MacAulay for having the dirtiest dinghy! He’s the lucky winner of the Inflatable Cleaning Kit from Aurora Marine. Here’s John’s unsightly tender. The prize pack includes Speed Clean cleaner and restorer, Repelin foul release coating, Poly Guard UV protector and a Marine Power Mitt to handle all the dirty work. Thank you to everyone who sent in submissions and congratulations again to our winner, John.

John MacAulay's Dirty Dinghy

Further Update:

John sent in his before and after photos. Look how clean his tender is now!

No purchase necessary. Limit one (1) entry per e-mail, per 24-hour period. One (1) prize available to be won. Approximate retail value of Prize CDN$115.00. Must be Canadian resident who is age of majority or older at time of entry. Excludes Quebec residents. Contest runs from May 29 – Aug 1, 2016. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on Aug 1, 2016. Skill testing question must be correctly answered to claim prize. Odds of being selected depend on number of eligible entries received.