BOAT STORAGE 101

Proper storage is one of the most important parts of maintaining your boat or any other water-borne craft such as ski boats, dinghies or jet skis. If you choose to store your boat in a marine you might have to contend with theft, unwelcome invasions and even high seas which are the inherent dangers associated with leaving boats unattended in the water.

While storing a boat on a trailer in your driveway is the most cost-effective solution and storing at a marina is the most easily accessible storage option, self-storage is often the most cost effective and efficient solution for storing you boat.

 5 Reasons to Use Boat Storage

If you’re a boat owner or are considering purchasing your own watercraft, why not consider boat storage? Offering you peace of mind, saving you space at home and so much more, there are plenty of great reasons to make use of a secure storage facility.

Here are our top 5 reasons to use boat storage and discover why it’s an option well worth thinking about at Think Secure Storage!

  • Reason #1: Peace of mind

As a costly investment, much like a car or motorbike, it’s understandable that you will want to know that your boat is securely stored when you’re not using it. While parking your boat on the street outside your home is an option, you cannot guarantee that your it won’t be damaged by passing cars and pedestrians.

Space constraints and municipal bylaws can also make it harder to park your boat trailer for extended periods of time. Boat storage removes some of the main stresses of boat ownership, allowing you to access your vessel when you need it and keep it safe when you don’t.

  • Reason #2: Avoid Storing Your Boat in Water

Although many docks offer storage, the water is not a good choice for long-term boat storage. It may seem counterintuitive, but your boat should only be in water when it is in use. Otherwise, the water will constantly put pressure on your boat, which increases the wear and tear and makes more frequent repairs necessary. Storing your boat at a storage facility is not only cheaper than dock storage but also safer for your boat.

  • Reason #3: Save space at home

If you are like the rest of us working full time and live far away from the water, it’s unlikely that you’ll need to use your boat every day.

If you do not have adequate space for storing a boat (if you live an apartment building) or if your boat is simply too big to store at home, or it takes up too much precious space in your garage, on your driveway or in your backyard, dry boat storage provides a handy alternative for storing your vessel.

  • Reason #4: Cost

Storing your boat on land often works out to be much cheaper than berthing your boat at a marina and can help to save on maintenance costs too. Compare the cost of renting a self-storage unit versus the often-high cost of storing your boat at a marina. While onsite storage is convenient, the cost savings received by utilizing a self-storage facility can be a nice perk of storing your boat near versus in the water.

  • Reason #5: Ease of access

Although not quite as accessible as keeping your boat on your own property, boat storage spaces provide generous access hours throughout the year, meaning that you can get to your boat when you need to. Think Secure’s boat storage spaces can be accessed year-round with a security code. If you share ownership of your boat with family or friends, it also means that you can each access your boat when you need it without the hassle of having to share a set of keys to the storage space.

  • Reason #6: City ordinances

Most cities today prohibit the storage of boats in residential driveways. If this is the case in your community, self-storage can provide a variety of cost-effective solutions.

  • Reason #7: Security

Weigh the security features at a self-storage facility against your other storage options. Security features, such as restricted access gates, extensive video surveillance, and onsite management are some key security benefits found in a self-storage facility. Additionally, individual storage units can have premium security, such as individual door alarms and recessed cylinder locks, which provide the optimum level of protection for your boat.

 Interested in dry boat storage? Get in touch with our friendly staff today and find a boat storage space to suit your needs!