Did you know that the most common reason that a boat breaks down is due to dead batteries? If you are a new boat owner and are now looking into boat storage to make sure that your boat stays in the best shape possible but you are not sure how much you can expect to pay, we are here to help.
Keep reading to learn the ins and outs of the cost of storing a boat.
Covered Boat Storage
We highly recommend opting for storage that will protect your boat from the sun because when you store a boat outside without protection the sun exposure will damage it. A covered boat storage unit will give your boat an extra layer of protection when you are not using it.
The average cost of this storage option is between $125-$275 per month. Usually, this is similar to renting a self-storage unit where your boat is stored inside a private type of garage.
This type of storage option will also protect your boat from the outdoor elements but it will be more like an airport hanger. Your boat will be parked alongside other boats. The good thing about this option is that it can typically accommodate larger boats without a problem.
You can expect to pay around $100 if your boat is shorter than 15 feet or up to $450 per month if your boat is up to 45 feet long. The cost difference between indoor vs outdoor boat storage is pretty big because with indoor storage your boat will be a lot more protected.
If you are on a tighter budget then you can choose to store your boat outside. Usually, you will have a designated spot where you will pull your boat in and out of when you are using it. Outdoor storage will cost around $25 per month for boats that are shorter than 21 feet and up to $74 for longer boats up to 40 feet long.
Keep in mind that some marinas might offer a “parking” spot that has some type of cover to help keep the sun from beating on your boat day in and day out.
What Is Included?
Every facility will be a little different. Some will only offer a space for storage but others will offer quite a few perks that you might be interested in. They might offer to pressure wash your boat every time you bring it back.
Some places might also offer to haul your boat in and out for you. You might find a place that goes the extra mile and does preventative maintenance checks each time you take your boat out. These extra perks will come with a price but they might be worth it because they will save you time and headaches.
Which Boat Storage Option Will You Choose?
We hope that now that you know the different options that you have when it comes to boat storage, you can make an informed decision on which storage option is best for your needs and your budget.
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