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Nautiel celebrates 25 years in yacht cleaning
Happy 25th birthday to one of the longest-established marine service providers on Spain's Mediterranean coast. Nautiel Services is celebrating its birthday after opening a new office in Valencia and Palma de Mallorca, and exhibiting at the Valencia Boat Show during the Autumn.
The company has also expanded its cleaning technology portfolio with a Prochem Europe-supplied Sapphire 460SS truck mounted extraction cleaning machine. Business is booming!
Carpet, mattress, upholstery extraction and dry cleaning are just some of the wide range of services offered to super-yacht owners at the luxury marinas of Barcelona, Denia, Valencia and Palma on the island of Majorca.
"Maintenance and presentation are crucial on comfort levels and resale values in the yacht and cruiser," says Nautiel Service director, Ricard Garcia.
"There are a lot of different chores involved when cleaning boats. Our service enables clients not to worry about keeping their vessels in order and they let us get on with the chore for them."
Nautiel offers a full cleaning package for boat owners, including cleaning, laundry and dry cleaning, engine rooms and bilge cleaning and treatments for teak decking and hulls.
In addition to cleaning, the company undertakes cleaning of yachts after fire damages surfaces and fabrics, and cleaning and repair of sails.
A popular maintenance package constitutes a weekly or fortnightly clean, engine tune-up, and check over ships' batteries and electrical.
The cleaning service covers cleaning and deodorising and water-proofing of carpets, rugs and upholstery, walls and ceilings, mattresses, bedding and curtains. Treatment for mite infection and bacteria are also undertaken.
Nautiel Service also applies fire-retardant treatments for floor coverings, suspended textile materials, upholstery materials and bedding components for use onboard vessels certified under the MCA Large Commercial Yacht Code.
Prochem products play a significant role in keeping Barcelona's boats in tip-top shape. "These days, most yacht floors, ceilings, sofas and mattresses are lined with a wide range of different fabrics," says Ricard.
"These different elements require special care and Prochem offers the diversity of solutions to meet their very specific needs. Our customers expect the best and we provide it."
Truck mounted extractors are favoured by the yacht cleaning community and Nautiel is no exception. "They are the most professional solutions available and again Prochem excels with these machines," remarks Ricard.
As with many Prochem users, Nautiel started with a portable extractor - a Comanche.
"Business picked up immediately," says Ricard. "We attended a two-day carpet cleaning course at Chessington and business just kept growing.
"We next bought a second machine, a Steempro Powerplus and then a Bravo, so that we could keep two teams working simultaneously, and then later upgraded to a Prochem Legend XL."
Jaume Badia, Nautiel Service's WoolSafe-trained textile specialist is pleased with the company's latest acquisition, saying: "The Sapphire is yet another fine piece of cleaning technology from Prochem.
"It is powerful for its size, very efficient and has dual wand capacity making it ideal for ensuring we get the job done quickly and effectively.
"Since Nautiel Service is a WoolSafe Approved Service Provider, we specially value the very professional support of the WoolSafe Organisation and that Prochem's products are also WoolSafe approved. That's peace of mind for us and confidence to our customers."
15th December 2016