Top 6 Reasons to Store Your Boat Over the Winter

Storing your boat in a secure indoor location for the winter is one of the best ways to care for your vessel.

It keeps it safe, prolongs its life, and provides you with a number of other benefits.

Are you still wondering whether you should store your boat? Here are six reasons why it’s a good idea.

Free Up Space in Your Driveway

Many people simply park their boat in their driveway over the winter. Doing this comes with a few risks (which we’ll talk about later) but one of the big downsides is that it up a lot of space in your driveway.

If you have more than one vehicle then there isn’t a lot of room to park a boat. And if the kids want to play hockey or basketball in the driveway a boat makes that pretty difficult.

Storing your boat keeps it out of the driveway so you can utilize that space in other ways.

Store Your Boat for 6 Months and Get a $300 Labour Credit

When you store your boat with Bluewater Campbell River for a minimum of six months you’ll receive a $300 labour credit. This can be applied to engine servicing, shrink wrapping or winterization.

Save Your Marriage

As fellow boat enthusiasts, we know how amazing it is to own a boat you love. But we also know that sometimes boat ownership can take us away from our significant others.

It’s hard to say goodbye to your boat, but storage is only temporary. Plus, storing your boat may allow you to put a little more time towards your marriage. Trust us, your partner will greatly appreciate it!

Increase Security

It doesn’t matter where you live or how safe you think your neighbourhood is. Vandals and thieves are everywhere. Leaving your boat out in the open can result in it being damaged or worse yet, stolen.

When you store your boat with Bluewater Rigging it will be locked up and under our watchful eye. We have a number of security measures in place to ensure your vessel will stay safe all winter long.

It’s Convenient for Service

Want to get some boat maintenance done over the winter? Storing your boat with us means our Campbell River service team is right next door. This makes it super convenient to get some work done and prepare your boat for the summer. It’s also a great time to take advantage of any labour credits you have.

Protect it From the Elements

Winters can be harsh, especially for your boat. Sure, you can throw a tarp over it, but those are prone to failure. If your boat is exposed to too much moisture it can lead to rust or mould, and that’s the last thing you want.

By storing your boat indoors you don’t have to worry about any of this. It won’t matter how much it rains or snows, your boat will stay safe and dry.


Thinking about storing your boat in Campbell River? Call 250-286-0055 or contact us for more information.

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