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ANN ARBOR, Mich. Ð While there are plenty of green marine care products on the market, the real question is how well do they actually perform? Combining EPA Design for the Environment (DfE) recognition and excellent cleaning capability, Thetford Marine’s Boat Wash was chosen as a BoatU.S. Staff Pick for Best All-Around Green Product.

The publication tested 20 cleaners, including green products and a few tried-and-true cleaning staples. The first tests were conducted in a lab to determine each product’s toxicity and biodegradability. Thetford Marine’s Boat Wash was one of the three least toxic, as well as one of the three most biodegradable.

To put each cleaner’s performance to the test, the publication lined up three boats with varying levels of dirt ranging from a well-cared for craft with minimal filth to an extremely dirty vessel that had been stored, untouched, for two years. After taping off 20 one-foot sections along each boat’s hull, the testers applied the cleaners per manufacturer’s instructions.

Weighing all factors, including cleaning performance, toxicity, biodegradability and cost, Thetford Marine’s Boat Wash came out on top. The judges noted that this cost-effective boat wash cleaned the boats relatively easily and is available nationwide.

Cleaning all boat surfaces, Thetford Marine’s Boat Wash safely removes dirt, grime, bird droppings and exhaust fallout. Ideal for use on gelcoats and wax finishes, this cleaner works in both fresh and saltwater. DfE-recognized, the Boat Wash is environmentally-friendly and comes in 32 oz. or 128 oz. recyclable bottles.

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