Maintenance schedules and checklists are important when it comes to the timely and proper care of one’s boat. Schedules can ensure that maintenance is done according to semi-monthly, monthly, annual, and seasonal needs. Schedules should be kept in a location that is easily accessible and should be followed faithfully. Checklists are invaluable to boaters in several ways. In terms of maintenance, a checklist is a smart way to ensure that no treatment or task is left undone. Checklists are also important when taking the boat out on the water. As with schedules, checklists are only beneficial if they are put to use.