Today, we are going to briefly list the pros and cons of indoor boat storage.  In truth, there are quite a few more pros than cons, but that, really, is for each boat owner to determine.

We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, serving the greater Fort Worth Metro area. We’ve got you covered for all of your storage needs, from indoor boat storage to auto storage to RV storage to trailer storage, not to mention regular mini storage units for all of those household goods you need taken care of. Call us at 817-439-1380 for all of the answers to all of your questions about self storage.

Now, let’s talk about indoor boat storage!

Secure self storage

Protection against vandals. Protection against thieves.  Secure self storage is a given when you are talking about indoor self storage.  Places like Blue Mound 287 Self Storage offer a fenced-perimeter with only one access main gate. They offer computerized access cards to all storage units. They offer video surveillance, and they offer on-site management.  Compare that to boat storage at a marina, or boat storage in a dry lot, or boat storage in your backyard, and there really is only one logical choice for anyone looking to keep their boat safe during the winter months.

Protected from Mother Nature

This is probably the biggest pro in this discussion: Mother Nature will take a toll on your boat during the winter AND during times of extreme temperature fluctuations.  Hailstorms, snowstorms, heavy rain, all can do considerable damage to a boat stored outdoors.  But, in addition, oxidation, caused by extreme heat, can do great damage to electronic components and surface materials like leather or teak wood.

The best possible solution: climate controlled storage, found in most of the premium self storage facilities like Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, where the temperature is kept at a moderate level throughout the indoor storage months.

No more worrying about Mother Nature!

Very convenient

This “Pro” only applies to storage units like Blue Mound 287 Self Storage which have wide aisles, 24/7 access, and are close to major roadways.  A boat stored at a marina is only accessible during marina hours of business.  Not so at places like Blue Mound 287 Self Storage.

The con: it may not be as convenient as wet storage at a marina

Very little needs to be said about this one.  A boat stored in the water, at a marina, is more convenient than one storage in a locker five miles from water access.

The con: it may be more expensive

There is no definitive answer for this topic.  Depending upon storage costs, this may or may not be true.  Secure, indoor boat storage at a place like Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, can be had for least than $200 per month.  You’ll have to compare that cost to the cost of marina storage before making a decision.

A word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage

Blue Mound 287 Self Storage is locally owned and operated, accessible around the clock, 365 days per year, and we are here to solve your every storage problem. Call us for more information about move-in specials.