As the summer months start to draw to a close, now is the time to start thinking about winterising your boat. There is a lot of advice out there on how and where to store your boat, so we’re not going to try and pretend we’re experts on the subject. What we do know is sheds, so we can tell you why a boat storage shed is an excellent way to protect your asset from the elements.
The RACV has an excellent post on how to winterise your boat if you’re interested in learning more about the process.
Winter Boat Storage
Storing your boat at home in a shed will save you money in the long run, but we’ll talk more about that later. Every boat has specific storage needs, but there are a few universal rules.
- Never store your boat outside
- Allow plenty of space around your vessel
- Don’t store your boat on a hill or sloping ground
Failure to adhere to these rules can result in leaks, corrosion and interior damage, all of which are costly to fix. The solution? A boat storage shed
Save Money with a Boat Storage Shed
Indoor boat storage offers the most protection for your boat. Storing your boat in the driveway with a cover is fine if you are using your boat frequently, however, once winter sets in, you’re going to need a more permanent solution. A shed offers protection from sunlight, rain, rodents and thieves, which could potentially save you thousands of dollar in maintenance and repair bills.
Purchasing a boat shed will also save you money on storage fees. Yes, there is the initial cost of the shed, but you will then be able to store your boat whenever you need to without paying someone else. Boat storage can cost anywhere from a couple of hundred dollars a month for covered outdoor storage and up to thousands of dollars a month for premium indoor boat storage.
Customise Your Boat Shed
Whether you have a small dinghy, a wakeboard boat or a large fishing boat, we can help you build a boat shed to match your needs. We offer a range of open bay and fully enclosed styles with as many bays as you need. Insulation, skylights, whirlybirds, ventilation, windows and doors can all be tailored to your specifications. Get in touch with our friendly customer service team to find out more.