As with the storage of anything, boat storage prices range from very cheap to very expensive. In Fort Worth, where this article originates, boat storage can be found for as little as $69 per month, and it can be found for as much as $600 per month. Marinas typically cost a bit more than other dry storage, from $7 to $50 per foot.
We contend that there is no reason to storage your boat at a marina and to spend that kind of hard-earned money, and we should know. We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, serving the Greater Fort Worth area. Call us at 817-439-1380 for information about our boat storage prices and other information about self storage.
Why a marina?
The obvious reason why people choose to store their boat in a marina is the proximity to a water source. Taking your boat out of marina storage is a simple procedure. Oftentimes meaning you can be on the water and off on a fishing expedition within a matter of a half-hour. There is no doubt that convenience is the major deciding factor for people who opt for this storage solution.
But there are problems with this storage method.
Security is an issue
Security is oftentimes listed as a major concern for those who use marina storage. It is extremely hard to provide adequate security for a structure on or near the water. There are too many access points which vandals or thieves can use to gain access to the boats.
In addition, is it worth the extra expense simply for the proximity to water? In the case of Fort Worth, most of Tarrant County is near water. Lakes dot the landscape. A safe estimate would be that no matter where you store your boat in Tarrant County, you are no more than a half-hour away from water.
And, finally, many marinas do not offer climate controlled storage, which we at Blue Mound 287 Self Storage consider to be a vital issue for boat owners to consider.
Always opt for climate controlled storage
Boat ownership in areas of extreme temperatures means the boat owners are at the mercy of Mother Nature. Extreme temperatures mean oxidation, and oxidation can ruin electronics, it can ruin leather seating, and it can ruin fine woodworking. Anyone living in an area like Fort Worth really must consider storing their boat at storage facilities which offer air conditioning. What good does it do to pay for secure self storage if Mother Nature is going to inflict damage on your “safe” boat?
A word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage
Blue Mound 287 Self Storage has climate controlled 10’x20’ mini storage units for under $150 per month, and our security is second to none in Tarrant County. Your boat is both safe from vandals/thieves, and safe from Mother Nature, at Blue Mound 287 Self Storage.
We have been in self storage for quite a few years. We are the trusted name in mini storage in the Fort Worth area, and that kind of trust only happens when it is earned. Call us today for all of your boat storage, auto storage, or the storage of any possessions.