Keeping your inflatable boat clean as well as storing the boat properly is the main factor in determining your boats lifespan. The quickest way to lower your boats useful life is to leave the boat out in the open, exposed to the harmful rays of the sun. In addition, storing your boat in a damp, non-ventilated location will also cause severe damage to your inflatable boat, and will limit it's useful life. We recommend that when the boat is not in use, it is dried, placed in its bag, and then stored in a well ventilated and fully protected area away from direct sunlight, extreme temperatures, and high humidity.
As for cleaning your PVC inflatable boat. We recommend that you only use cleaning products that are approved for use on PVC materials. Do not use standard household cleaners like Windex or bleach, because they will damage the PVC fabrics protective layers and cause drying and discoloration. For more information on this, please see our INFLATABLE BOAT CLEANING AND STORAGE article.