As we settle into the offseason for boating, it’s time to revisit your current boat storage plan. To extend the life of your boat, you’ll want to protect it from the elements. So what options are available in Eugene for boat storage this winter? Here’s a look at your options.
Storing Your Boat in Self-Storage
For many boat owners, a private, climate-controlled, and secure facility is preferred for boat storage. Premium storage facilities, located in areas of low crime rather than industrial areas, offer many benefits. These include enhanced video camera security, individual unit alarms, controlled access, and onsite managers. They also can come with pest control and affordable pricing.
Storing Your Boat at Home
By storing your boat at home, you can save money. But there’s a catch. You’ll need a garage large enough to store it or a long driveway (without HOA restrictions that prohibit storing it there). If you happen to have a barn large enough, that’s always an option, too.
Boat Storage at a Marina
You may also find a local marina that will allow you to store your boat there for the winter. Your options will likely be to keep your boat in the water. You can store it on the water through a slip/dock rental or use a dry dock lift that elevates it above the water. With marina storage, you should know that leaving your boat in the water all year long can reduce the life of the boat. Likewise, if you use a dry dock lift, your boat is still exposed to the weather and saltwater mist for months at a time.
Boat Storage at Your Local Self-Storage Facility
For most people, a boat is a significant investment that should be protected. If you’re planning to rent a self-storage unit for your boat, be sure to do your research. You’ll want to look for a storage unit facility that:
- Limits access through a personal code system entry
- Maintains an onsite manager
- Provides 24/7 security camera monitoring
- Offers affordable, reasonable pricing
- Provides climate control to eliminate extreme temperatures and to regulate humidity
- Offers many different sized storage units, so that you rent only the space you need
- Boasts amenities such as intercom access in case you need help
- Provides pest control
- Includes a state-of-the-art alarm system for your unit
What to Know Before You Rent a Storage Unit for Your Boat
Before you sign a rental agreement on a storage unit, be sure to measure your boat and trailer. You’ll want to have your boat dimensions on hand when you select your unit size. Likewise, make sure there is ample room for you to navigate your boat and its trailer into the unit. Lastly, make sure to have a copy of your boat’s registration and title.
Lane County’s Premiere Self-Storage for Boats
At Armored Storage in Eugene, we’re dedicated to keeping your prized possessions safe. We have invested heavily in premium security measures to protect your items from theft. And we’ve spared no expense when it comes to climate control. Finally, we’re dedicated to providing exceptional customer service. If you’re looking for clean, secure, and affordable boat storage in Lane County, contact us today, or stop by to view our available units.