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Boat Storage 101: What You Need To Know

If you own a boat (lucky you!) you probably know that it’s not exactly easy to store. Street, driveway, or yard space gets filled pretty quickly, and some homeowners associations won’t allow your boat to remain visible on your property.
You’ve probably heard about lots that will store your boat, but what does that entail? What are the benefits? How much will it cost? Will your boat be safe? We address some of these questions below in an attempt to help you decide on the best way to store what is surely one of your most prized possessions.

Why should I store my boat away from home?

For one thing, it might not be allowed. If your neighborhood has any sort of policy on boat storage, you could be fined (multiple times) for violating it by keeping your boat on your property. Also, keeping your boat at home may attract thieves. They may see the boat as a sign of wealth, and while they may not take the boat itself, it might make them more curious about what other nice things are inside your home.

Where should I store my boat?

While some docks allow you to keep your boat in the water, this is going to cause more wear on your boat than dry docking. For this reason, you probably want to keep your boat out of the water. Your most affordable solution is going to be an uncovered parking space that is designated for your boat.

Will storing my boat be expensive?

There will certainly be a cost, and it may differ from place to place. Rather than just focusing on the cheapest option, choose a storage center that has a good reputation and good security measures. For those in the East Valley, Gilbert Self Storage certainly meets those requirements.

Is storing my boat in a lot a safe option?

Absolutely. Self storage centers put security as their top priority, with features like controlled-gate access and 24/7 monitoring.

Should I get a cover for my boat while it’s in storage?

It’s not a bad idea, especially if you are storing it for several months (like during the winter, for example). It will also protect your boat from pests and debris.
We know you want to take good care of your boat, and that’s why we at Gilbert Self Storage offer safe lot storage with designated parking spaces. Our well lit lot with wide aisles means your boat will be ready when you are, and our convenient location means that your boat will never be too far out of reach. Contact us today at 480-899-3224 to find out how we can help you with a safe and convenient storage solution for your boat.

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