When you think of indoor boat storage, what type of facility do you think of?
Most people will answer by saying a boat locker at a local marina. It’s only logical, right? You store boats at a marina. That’s what everyone does. Everyone knows that in the boating world. It’s a foregone conclusion.
But it may not be the best answer if you are looking for indoor boat storage. Read on and find out about a less-expensive and very secure alternative for boat storage. Call us at (817) 439-1380 and talk with us about your options.
What are you looking for in indoor boat storage?
It’s a valid question, so what is your answer? If you just want a dry place out of the winter weather, you can come up with a pretty simple solution by simply opening your garage door and backing your boat inside. If you want security plus, you will have to shop around for the best price and option.
Let’s take a look at your options for indoor boat storage
Your first choice is the one already mentioned. Store your boat in your garage. The main pro to this choice is obvious: there is no associated cost. The cons are a lack of security and a lack of storage space for your car and/or other possessions.
You can move up the ladder of storage options by choosing boat storage facilities. Usually, as we mentioned earlier in this article, these storage “lockers” can be found at marinas or in close proximity to a marina. You can expect to pay between $200 and $300 per month for this boat storage solution. It is secure . . . it is safe from the weather . . . it is easily accessible . . . and it is relatively costly.
There is one other option for you to consider, one which many boat owners fail to think of, and that is renting a storage unit in a self storage facility, the type most people associate with storing furniture and excess belongings. These mini storage units offer security, protection from the weather, they are easily accessible, and they cost in the $150 per month range. Speaking only for our facility, our indoor boat storage costs $124 for a 12’x30’ unit, or $139 for a 12’x40’ unit, prices subject to change at any time.
So which option is best for you?
Only you can answer that question, but at the very least you have options. Speaking as a boat owner, storing your boat outside is not a good solution. There are too many things that can go wrong during the winter to a boat stored outside, so indoor boat storage is the only logical thing to do. It then boils down to what you can afford and what you are willing to pay for peace of mind.
We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, serving the Fort Worth, Texas area. For the very best in secure self storage, indoor and outdoor, for all types of possessions, big and small, Blue Mound 287 Self Storage is the name to remember. Call us if we can help you!