Now that your boat has a shiny coat of wax, there are some important things you can do to keep it looking great for as long as possible. From my experience, and with proper maintenance, a good coating of wax can be expected to last 4 - 6 months on the topside (deck, cabin, cockpit) and 6+ months on the hull sides, although this may vary based on where your boat resides.
Your wax coating won’t last forever, and will need to be reapplied periodically to keep your gelcoat protected. The good news is, application of a quality liquid or paste wax can be done by hand and takes far less time than a multi-step compounding / cleaner waxing. Don’t wait until your boat needs a time-, labor-, and money-intensive polishing to restore its shine. Keep up with your wax and enjoy all of the benefits of a waxed boat!