Winter storage is the best way to keep your boat safe. Usually, indoor storage is not an option — it’s either not available or not affordable. The choices come down to leaving it in its slip in the water or hauling the boat out and storing it on the hard. While storage in the water lets you enjoy your boat during warm days, keeping boats out of the water reduces drastically the chance of damage from a significant number of different causes.
The benefits of Winter Storage
- Forget about the storm damages: Boats or yachts stored in the water are much more vulnerable to damage due to high winds, the rise and fall in water level, and torrential rains that come with strong winter storms.
- Reduce blisters develop: Storage ashore may also be less expensive over the life of a boat because a hull that gets the chance to dry out for months each winter is less likely to develop blisters than a boat that remains in the water.
- Avoid Sinking: The boats that are not regularly visited by their owners become vulnerable to the slow failure of a small underwater fitting that might appear.
- Stop theft: Boats or yachts stored in patrolled or gated facilities are much less likely to be stolen. Always is recomendable to take home electronics.
Recommendations to keep your boat safe from winter
Boats kept ashore must be winterized, and it must be done earlier than if they were in the water cause dropping temperatures would affect them sooner. Our claim files suggest that a boat is less likely to sustain damage if left for long periods of time on land rather than in the water. Since water retains heat longer than air, boats surrounded by air are more vulnerable to a freeze than boats surrounded by water.
Wherever you end up keeping your boat or yacht, if you do not plan to use it for a while, you need to winterize it. Then, when the meteorologist tells you to break out the long underwear, you can rest easy instead of making a mad dash for the boatyard.
Our Winter Storage services at PSB Marine
We at PSB Marine Service we can offer you the best winter storage service in the island of Mallorca. We have our own 1,000 square meter indoor storage where your boat can be secure and safe during the winter period. Once the good weather is back, you can have your boat ready, so the only thing you will need to think about is to enjoy.
Fin more info at our boat storage service page.