Based in Surrey, UK
We provide services focused on chasing surface perfection.
Using the very latest equipment, products and techniques.
Only 1 technician - owner / operator Tony Carlow.
With over thirty years of expertise in cleaning, restoration, surface correction.
- Colour matching gel coat repairs
- Forensic level surface cleaning / preparation.
- Compound polishing, scratch and swirl mark removal
- Protection applications
Jack Haines – Motor Boat & Yachting magazine
makes The Boat Cleaning Company stand out is the attention to detail.
The boat looked better than new because Tony will not stop until every
inch of the boat is spotlessly gleaming and meets his own incredibly
Barry Cooper (Seabird Too)
started using Tony about April 2011 having been recommended to him by a
fellow boater on a neighbouring mooring having admired how good his
boat was looking. Tony is a great guy, genuine, straightforward &
honest. His attention to detail is in my opinion legendary! I had
previously used another valet/detailing company & although I was
reasonably satisfied with their work, I had nothing to compare the
standard of their work to. Now that I use Tony, the difference in the
finish is chalk & cheese. The boat always looks immaculate & I
regularly receive comments like "It looks like its just come out of the
box" - the boat is nearly 5 years old! This speaks for itself. Tony has
worked hard to get the boat to a certain standard that makes washing
& routine cleaning easier, always resulting in a gleaming smooth
finish. Tony is a perfectionist that takes pride in his work which I
genuinely believe he enjoys & derives satisfaction from getting that
dull flat surface back to pristine condition.
Peter Romaine (Colour Magic)
selected The Boat Cleaning Company for an initial pre-season valet of
my Jeanneau 45.2 from a web search in January 2010. Trusting your pride
and joy with anyone you don’t know is always a concern, but I needn’t
have worried. From the first quick email response I had from Tony to my
initial web enquiry, I have been always delighted with his knowledge,
service and professionalism. Tony thoroughly restored my boat’s
topsides, superstructure and teak deck to a near new condition, despite
the fact that she is now over 10 years old! I was so pleased with the
results of his work that I retained his services on an ongoing basis to
keep her in this condition. One year on I can honestly say I am
absolutely delighted with his work. Tony has a passion for results and
an attention to detail rarely seen these days and I would recommend him
and his company to anyone without hesitation.
Colin King (Sea King)
have used Tony Carlow to valet and detail my boats over the last 9
years and have always found his eye for detail in valeting and the
overall appearance of the boat on completion to be excellent, as
demonstrated by the condition of my current vessel and my previous
As a consequence, I am pleased to provide this testimonial.
The work he has undertaken for me includes, washing, polishing, teak cleaning/sealing, brightwork and protection.
We offer our services in most quality marinas on the River Thames and the South Coast.
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