Yes, indoor boat storage will cost you money, say more money than storing that boat of yours in your driveway. There is no argument on that point.

But, is saving money in the short run worth the money lost in the long run? That is the question we answer in this article, and this article is presented to you by Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, serving the fine people of Fort Worth with quality mini storage, boat storage, car storage, and indoor RV storage. Call us at 817-439-1380 for more information on self storage rates and, in particular, indoor boat storage rates and availability.

Three important reasons why indoor boat storage is worth the money

Let’s break down our argument for indoor boat storage into three reasons:

  • Security
  • Availability
  • Protection from Mother Nature


At a facility like Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, there is a perimeter fence, security monitoring 24/7, and on-site management. There is only one access point to the entire property, accessible only by a personalized computer card.  Indoor boat storage, at a place like Blue Mound 287, is as safe as it can be short of storing it at Fort Knox.

You will not find that kind of security at your home, and quite frankly you won’t find it at marinas.


Speaking of marinas, most of them are severely-limited when it comes to access.  Nowhere that we know of will you find 24/7 access to your boat at a marina.  You are limited to access to your boat only during marina working hours, which pretty much eliminates access for those who like to take their boats out at odd hours of the night.

Protection from Mother Nature

This is probably the biggest argument for indoor boat storage.  Mother Nature is not kind to boats, cars, and RVs during the summer. She will beat down on those expensive possessions, and do damage constantly with a thing called oxidations. The surfaces of your boat can be ruined over the span of one summer without proper protection.

And the winter? Need we say anything about winter weather and the damage possible to expensive toys like a boat?  Hailstorms? Snowstorms? Debris blown by heavy winds?  These are nightmare scenarios for a boat owner, scenarios which can cause thousands of dollars in damage, thousands of dollars which could have been saved by spending approximately $100 per month for indoor boat storage.

This is one of those pay now or pay much more later cases, and the choice should be obvious if you enjoy your boat and want the best for it.

Add it all together and you get . . .

Listen, we know that times are tough, the economy is uncertain, and money is tight.  However, if you are going to choose to own a boat, and you really enjoy the fun that boat gives you and your family, then it is only logical that you would want the best protection for that boat, and indoor boat storage is that best protection.  Period! End of discussion!

A final word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage

Blue Mound 287 Self Storage is locally owned and operated, one of Fort Worth’s finest storage facilities. Call us and explain your particular storage needs.  We have a storage unit to fit those needs, at a price you can afford.