Before you buy a boat, it is a good idea to research boat storage possibilities in your area. You want to know that you will have somewhere to store your boat before you make that investment. You can spend some time investigating online and get the scoop on area storage facilities by talking to local boat owners.
Boat storage options include:
Paying for a boat marina slip is a great way to store your boat on the body of water you want to use on a regular basis. Most marinas charge by boat length or slip length. Compare the rates for more than one facility. Some marinas offer amenities like bathroom facilities, winter storage and even connections for the internet and electricity. Marinas also offer opportunities for socializing with nearby boat owners.
Racks are also known as small stacks and this type of storage works well for small boats. In many cases, boat owners need to contact the storage facility before they want to use their boat so they can remove your boat from a covered shed where it is kept with other boats. When you finish, they return your boat.
Opting to store your boat on a trailer on your own property, means that you can avoid storage fees. This also lets you take your boat with you when you travel or take spur-of-the-moment trips.