This is the most absorbent mop I've used. There are two tasks specific to my boat for which Star brite's Reggae Mop proves ideally suited. It makes soaking up the last bit of water, that which the macerator pump cannot get, a job I can do using a mop handle and while standing up instead of lying on the cockpit and reaching down with a rag or sponge. Second, the shoreline near my dock is heavily treed. In the spring, my boat turns green with a thick coating of pollen. Used dry, the Reggae Mop works great as a dust collector, and though I could use the hose for the task, dusting allows me to depollen and then go boating without having to dry the leaning post or suffer drips from the hardtop. Did I mention its super-soft, super-absorbent, nonscratching fronds are great for quickly soaking up dew or drying off the boat after washing?