There are a few different boat storage options available. The size and length of the boat can be a deciding factor, as well as how the boat is going to be used. For smaller boats, it is easy to store at home if there is enough room. The boat can be kept on a trailer or in a covered area. This is cost-effective if possible.
There are other things to consider, for instance, the distance to travel to the water each time the boat is going to be used.
Another consideration should be if launching the boat when arriving at the water will be easily done and if there is safe parking for the car and trailer while the boat is out on the water.
Different Storage Options
A big aspect of boat ownership is how to keep the boat protected and safe when not in use. Typically, there are two options, to begin with, out of the water storage or in the water storage. Within each of these options lies more options of how to store the boat.
Dry Storage Out Of The Water Can Include The Following Options:
If the boat is small enough, it can be kept on a trailer, or in a covered area, like a garage, at home. The benefit of this is that the boat is near for maintenance and could be transported on the trailer wherever it is going to be used.
Another option is dry-stacked storage with the boat going in storage inside a warehouse. Multiple boats are stored at such facilities, and the boats are stacked and removed with forklifts.
Storing A Boat In The Water May Include The Following Options:
A convenient option for boat storage is keeping it in the marina. The boat is always ready to go with no need for a trailer and maybe a difficult launch. However, a marina slip might need to be purchased.
There are more types of storage options available, especially when on dry land. The method of storage depends on what is the best and most convenient for each boat owner.