Here’s What You Should Know When Looking for Long-Term Boat Storage
Storing your boat after a long season of fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, wakeboarding, and sunbathing might not be your favorite activity, but it’s a necessary one. Harsh weather can damage your boat and make it unusable unless you take proper precautions. Here is what you need to know about long-term boat storage.
Choosing Long-Term Boat Storage
Proper storage is essential to protect your boat from damage from the elements. At Mangrove Marina, we offer a variety of storage options to fit your needs and budget. With up to 150 racks to fit boats between 20 and 40 feet long, we have ample facilities to store your boat either for the short- or long-term. We also offer ground stands and wet slips rental.
Winterizing Your Boat
Proper preparation can ensure your boat is ready to use when you next take it out on the water. Your to-do list might feel like it’s a mile-long with a variety of tasks, including:
- Draining your boat
- Cleaning your boat
- Winterizing the engine and coolant system
- Lubricating all moving parts
- Charging and storing the battery
- Cleaning out the boat
- Sealing exhaust ports
- Covering and protecting the boat
Each of these jobs can be time-intensive and space-consuming. At Mangrove Marina wet slips rental, our yard can accommodate virtually any task you need to do to winterize your boat. Our service staff offers many services to prepare your boat for the upcoming season, including haul out, engine work, bottom paint, fiberglass repair, canvas repair, marine systems repairs, and detail work. Of course, some people prefer to DIY their winterizing, and at Mangrove Marina, you are welcome to tackle any jobs you want on your own. Our goal is to make it easy for you, which is why we offer extensive facilities for you to use, including:
- Travel lift
- Wash-out basin
- Workstations with power and water
- Electrical cords
Our goal is to simplify your storage experience as much as possible and keep your boat safe and secure until you are ready to get back out on the water.
Planning Your Visit to Mangrove Marina
Mangrove Marina is just an hour from Miami and located in a natural hurricane hole. Our wet slips Florida Keys are protected by hearty mangrove trees and ideally situated both for convenience and comfort. We are the largest full-service marina in the upper Keys and are proud to offer everything you could need during your time with us whether you are storing your boat for a few weeks or a few months. We offer comfortable amenities for our visitors, including a freshwater swimming pool, laundry room, bathhouse, and luxurious houseboats. We believe we offer a little slice of paradise to all of our guests. Contact us today to find out more about wet slips Florida Keys rentals or to finalize your winter boat storage plans.