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September 23, 2021

Know the Real Costs of Storing Your Boat

Boat storage is part of your boat’s maintenance. Unless you want to keep it out in the open, exposed to the elements all year round, spending for storage is a necessity to keep your boat secured and protected. The larger your boat is, the more you’ll have to end up paying for its storage. You can expect to pay anywhere from a few hundred dollars for a small boat to thousands for a large one.

Your location also plays a part in the cost of storage as areas with lower costs of living generally offer cheaper renting space for your boat’s storage.


The 3 Types of Boat Storage

There are three main types of boat storage, all with different costs. Veteran Car Donations has listed them below alongside their estimated costs.

  1. Dry Boat Storage

 This is probably the most popular option for boat owners, especially during winter. Dry storage is when boats are kept in garage-like facilities, just like cars. The price you’re going to pay would depend on how big your boat is. Owners are usually charged monthly. You can likely expect to pay somewhere around $200 to $400.

  1. Outdoor Boat Storage

Inexpensive and easily available, outdoor storage is a place where you can store your boat in a location that’s fenced or secure. This is the more popular option for those living in metropolitan areas.  For outdoor storage, expect to pay around $20 to $50 per foot of the boat. You’ll also need to get it shrink-wrapped to help protect your boat against the weather.

  1. Wet Slip or Boat Slip Rent

In the offseason or summer, you can opt to just keep your boat at the marina. It’s the cheapest option, and you’ll have easy access to your boat. However, you have to bear in mind that your boat will be exposed to the elements 24 hours a day. Costs can range from $12/ft per year to $240/ft per year, with an average of roughly $50/ft per year


Tired of Paying for All Your Boat Expenses? Donate It to Us Instead!

Owning a boat can be expensive when you sum up the costs of its refurbishing, maintenance, repairs, and storage. You’ll be shelling out plenty of cash even when you’re not using your boat.

Why let that old money pit eat away your savings when you can use it for something meaningful instead? You can use your unwanted boat to help uplift the lives of our veterans who are facing tough challenges in their transition to civilian life. You can do that when when you hand over your boat to us at Veteran Car Donations.

We’ll have your vessel auctioned off to generate funding for our veteran-focused and IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit partners. These charities are dedicated to helping former service members who are homeless, jobless, disabled, and physically or mentally ill.

Aside from your boat, you can also donate to us nearly all other types of vehicles, including those that are no longer in good condition.

Our charity partners use the funding that we give them to provide their beneficiaries with free quality health care, financial aid, housing assistance, employment opportunities, family support, educational scholarships, psychotherapy services, and many other benefits.

You will also reap great rewards from your charitable contribution. You’ll get to benefit from our free professional towing service. You’ll also enjoy our quick and convenient donation process where you don’t have to do any paperwork.

Your donation will also entitle you to receive the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.

Above all, you’ll have the ultimate pleasure and satisfaction of doing something extraordinary that can help improve the lives of our nation’s heroes.

You can donate wherever you are in the country since we operate in all 50 states including the District of Columbia.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 877-594-5822 or you may send us a message here. Check out our FAQs page for more information on our donation program.


It’s Time to Retire Your Old Boat!

Your old boat deserves a fitting retirement for all the services and fun it provided you and your loved ones. Donating it to us means giving it a new and worthy purpose as it will help in turning around the lives of the disadvantaged and neglected veterans in your area. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our online donation form now!

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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