Whether you love fishing on the bay or driving a motorboat, when it comes time to find boat storage for the winter or between boating trips, options can be limited. If your garage is large enough for your boat and trailer, then you are fortunate to have an affordable boat storage solution. If you have extra outdoor space, neighbors may complain. Additionally, municipalities and HOAs often have restrictions about parking oversized vehicles on city streets and in driveways.
At Metro Self Storage, we understand that budget, convenience, and availability are important considerations when deciding where to find boat storage. That’s why we offer affordable boat storage in cities and metropolitan areas throughout select locations in the Northeast, South, and Midwest.
Types of Boat Storage and Parking
Metro Self Storage offers well-maintained facilities with excellent security features. Our outstanding customer service is recognized in the industry, and we are always happy to give our customers our best boat storage tips. With more than 40 years of storage industry experience, you can count on our knowledgeable and friendly team of storage professionals to help you.
Covered Boat Storage
If you live in an area that sees a lot of snow or lots of sun, a covered boat storage unit is a great option for providing protection from the elements as well as a covering that has enough clearance for a large boat on a trailer. Even if you plan to rent a covered boat storage unit, it’s still a good idea to purchase a boat cover to provide additional protection from the weather and prevent sun bleaching.
Outdoor Boat Storage
Outdoor parking is the most affordable boat storage option and is ideal in Mediterranean climates. In areas that receive snowfall throughout the winter months, indoor boat storage or covered boat storage are typically better options. Wherever you plan to store your boat, we always recommend winterizing your boat properly before winter begins, investing in a high-quality canvas boat cover, and measuring the height, width, and length of your vessel in advance so you have an idea of how large of a parking space you might need.
Indoor Storage for Personal Watercraft
Jet skis, kayaks, and canoes are all great ways to explore rivers, lakes, bays, and estuaries. These types of personal watercraft are not only cheaper than motorized boats, but they also offer hours of water-related recreation and sports. Most jet skis will fit inside a 10×10 storage unit as well as your garage. The problem is that many of us either don’t have garages or lack the space to store an extra vehicle.
If you have more fishing gear or water ski equipment than you have room to store on your boat, consider renting a storage unit. Self storage units are an affordable option for all types of recreational, business, and household storage needs.
Boat Storage Features
Metro boat storage customers enjoy wide, paved drive aisles and paved parking spaces to make trailering boats to and from our facilities hassle-free and expedient. Boat storage security features are designed for worry-free temporary or long-term storage. Plus 365-day access guarantees your watercraft will be ready to go whenever you are. Other features we offer include:
Metro Self Storage facilities feature security systems to protect your watercraft while stored at one of our storage facilities. Security cameras are strategically located throughout the properties, and many of our storage locations have advanced security such as motion detection lighting and 24-hour security cameras, and recorded video surveillance.
Easy, Drive-Up Access
Many Metro facilities feature wide, paved drive aisles for easy maneuverability, and are conveniently located near notable lakes, rivers, bays, the ocean, and most importantly, your home.
Well-Lit Boat Storage
Metro boat storage locations feature quality illumination and as an enhanced security feature. We believe that well-lit Recreational Vehicle and boat storage areas help to protect your investment and ensure your peace of mind.
Secure Electronic Gate Access
Metro customers are given a unique access code to enter our storage facilities through an electronic gate keypad. At select locations, this code also activates an individually alarmed storage unit or boat storage area, which adds another layer of security.
Clean, Well-Maintained Boat Storage
We set the bar high—Metro storage facilities are clean, well-maintained, and ready to impress whenever you visit.
Where can I store my boat for winter?
This is a common question a potential boat buyer asks before buying a boat. Especially, if you live in the northern United States where heavy rains and snow can add wear and tear to your boat during the off-season. Boat owners living in colder climates like Mound or Bloomington in Minnesota are more likely to winterize their boats without fail. Storing boats ashore is also a common practice in states that experience several months of freezing temperatures.
While boat manufacturers offer winter boat storage tips, prepping your watercraft for winter storage is time-consuming and complicated. Larger dealerships will typically winterize your boat for a fee. Either way, be sure to consult your owner’s manual for the correct winterizing guidelines for your model.
When storing outdoors, boat owners who live in more temperate states such as Texas or Florida can be caught off-guard when the weather forecasts predict hurricanes or other infrequent but potentially damaging weather patterns.
Rent Your Boat Storage Unit Today
Metro Self Storage is your local resource when you need extra space. From household, business, and RV storage to moving and packing supplies, we help make life more manageable. We pride ourselves on creating relationship-driven facilities where people come first. Get started by finding a Metro Self Storage facility near you today.