Vacuuming the car has always been an unpleasant task – way too annoying with all those hard to reach places and crevices. Just the thought of it makes most people uncomfortable. Well, not anymore. The Dyson V6 Car + Boat vacuum cleaner provides high-level cleaning power and just the right accessories for most vehicle and it will make you actually enjoy your car cleaning experience.
V6 Car + Boat Design
The vacuum is designed with a cool color palette which goes very well on the V6 Car + Boat. The silver plastic looks very stylish with the red touch on the cyclones and the buttons. It is convenient and compact and it measures 225mm by 469mm by 155mm. It is lighter than the Dyson V6 Mattress and Dyson V6 Trigger Pro, weighing only 1.57kg. It is light enough to reduce fatigue and the ergonomic handle doesn’t cause any wrist pain when your cleaning fever kicks in.
The similarity between this and other V6 handhelds is that they are all powered by the same Dyson V6 digital motor. Thanks to digital pulse technology and a neodymium magnet, the motor spins at 110,000 rpm. The V6 digital motor is equipped with a magnet that has four poles and it also has 50% more power than the old V2 motor. Two Tier Radial cyclones give the hoover an incredible suction power which will be assessed later.
Normally, this is a handheld so it cannot produce as great suction power as some corded Dysons but it is a very powerful one in terms of handhelds.
Dyson V6 Car + Boat has the same lithium-ion battery like the rest of the V6 cordless family. The battery life is 20 minutes on normal mode, having the suction power of 28 air watts. On max mode, the runtime is reduced to only 6 minutes but the suction power is class-leading – 100 air watts. This is not an issue because twenty minutes are usually enough to clean the most of your car or boat. The only issue is that the charge time is quite long – it takes over three hours to charge from empty to full which some people find quite annoying.
Dyson V6 Car + Boat
The bin’s capacity is 0.4 litres. It has a very hygienic way of emptying it – with the push of a button all the dust and debris just slide into the trash can – no mess or spillage. Moreover, the bin is made of clear plastic so you can see exactly how much dirt you have accumulated. What’s amazing is that the amount of dust accumulated doesn’t affect cleaning performance. Regardless whether the bin is full or empty, the V6 Car + Boat has the same cleaning performance.
Attachments and Tools
The V6 CAr + Boat accessories are as follows – combination tool, rigid crevice tool, mini motorised tool, stubborn dirt brush, mini soft dusting brush and extension hose. The trouble with getting between car seats and boat crevices to clean them up is gone. You can just extend the hose and reach the places that you couldn’t before. With the use of the stubborn dirt brush, you can easily remove any ground-in dirt from footwells, for example. The combination tool is here to help vacuum those crumbs on the seats or other hard to reach surfaces. The mini motorised tool is an accessory that will pick up allergens, mud, and dirt with zero to little effort. With regards to the weird angles you can find on boats and gaps between car seats, well, they are the rigid crevice tool’s speciality.
Car + Boat Price
This handheld vacuum cleaner is getting cheaper now with the introduction of the more advanced V7 and V8 hoovers. It is much cheaper than the V8 but not inferior in any way. Just a slight reduction in suction power but a major reduction in prices makes the hoover a very good portable choice for car and boat owners.
Review VerdictThe Dyson V6 Car + Boat is an impressive handheld device which helps you maintain a decent level of cleanliness of your beloved car or boat. Not only does it ergonomically fit into your hand, but it also provides a great suction power. The light weight and the lack of cord make it very portable and convenient. The array of additional tools and accessories is a real bonus – there is a tool for almost anything that can get dirty: crevices, car seats, footwells, dashboards and more.
One of the disadvantages is the battery life. It is only 20 minutes on standard mode and max is only 6 minutes. It also takes three and a half hours to recharge once empty. The hoover works just fine for cars or boats but not quite for a thorough house cleaning. In the end, the Dyson V6 Car + Boat is a good replacement if you are fed up with stumbling over power cords of regular vacuums or changing outlets more often than not.