In the off-season, you can either store your boat on the water, somewhere on your property (if you’re lucky enough to have the space) or at a privately owned boat storage in Melbourne. All of these options have their own unique benefits, but when it comes to reducing risk and doing good things for the environment, you really can’t beat dry boat storage.
The Benefits of Dry Boat Storage in Melbourne
Away From the Elements
If you live in or have visited Melbourne in the past you’ll know that it has the most unpredictable weather in all of Australia, and it’s famous for it. With the heavy storms one day, the blaring sun the next day, and dangerous wind warnings the next, Melbourne is not a great place to have your boat stored outdoors. Even with a boat covering, you aren’t protecting your investment very well if it’s not undercover and out of the elements.
No Need for Covers
Boat covers are useful when you try to store your boat outdoors, but they can also cause an ongoing fight with mould and mildew. Dirt can attach to the canvas and allow for bacterial growth, and if there’s humidity and no ventilation, the boat covering will cause the perfect home for mould to grow rampant underneath. Either you can buy expensive ventilation tools, or you can endeavour to store your boat in a large space undercover with plenty of air circulation, and this is what’s on offer at storage facilities.
Overall Costs Are Reduced
As discussed above, storing your boat outdoors with a cover isn’t a great idea, you may have to deal with expensive mould remediation. But in addition to this, dry storage is favourable as it reduces the need for expensive maintenance like antifouling procedures as your hull isn’t exposed to any conditions that cause corrosion or growth.
Storage Spaces Come with Security Guarantees
Unlike storing your boat in front of your home, theft and vandalism is highly unlikely to happen in a storage centre. Almost all storage facilities have CCTV and security monitoring, and they are designed to be secure, which means your investment will be protected.
Better For the Environment
Dry storage is much better for the environment than water storage. This is because you don’t need to move anything in and out of the water, which means less oil, fuel and sewage will be used or seep into waterways and also reduces the impacts that come from anti-fouling paint that is used on boats.
Have More Space At Home
If you’ve been storing your boat on your property, whether it be your garage or driveway, you will be amazed at how much space you’ll have left over when the big bulky boat is moved out of the way. There’ll be so much you can do with all the extra space!
Choose The Best in Town
Whether you need boat, car or caravan storage in Melbourne, you cannot beat the prices found at Strongroom Caravan Storage. With caring staff, safe premises and ease of storage, you can leave your boats with them, and have peace of mind this winter!