Boat Storage: Preparation and Winter Protection

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Torontonians relish the relaxing, warm summers after long, harsh winters. For many, this means taking advantage of their boat while it’s hot. Although, at the end of the season, it’ll be time to put the boat back into storage until the seasons change again. Alternatively, some simply need a place to store their boat throughout the year when they’re not using it.

There is the option to store your boat outside, however, you risk exposing your vessel to the elements which might cause damage. While there is a larger cost to store your boat inside, you’re paying for security and protection from the intense Canadian seasons. To learn more about boat storage with XYZ Storage, continue reading below.

Preparing Your Boat for Storage

XYZ Storage offers climate-controlled storage, however, it’s good practice to winterize your boat at the end of the summer season or before leaving it for long periods of time. Not only will you ensure your boat doesn’t incur damage, but you’ll also be properly maintaining your boat to enhance its longevity. XYZ Storage recommends preparing your boat for storage using the below tips.


Covering your boat properly is a must. This step comes with ample options, from using an old tarp to shrink wrapping. Covering your boat will protect it from dust, sunlight, and other elements that could damage the surface or interior.

Stabilize Fuel

If you don’t stabilize the fuel, you risk clogging the carburetors and fuel injectors which damage the entire fuel system. Once you add the stabilizer to the fuel, run the engine for about 10 minutes to ensure that the stabilizer circulates through the system.

Engine Prep

There are four things you need to do to prep your engine: replace the engine oil, drain water from your engine, use fogging oil spray and replace gear oil. An engine is one of the most expensive parts of a boat, make sure you take care of it!

For more details on how to prepare your boat for winter, visit your manufacturer’s website. Each boat is unique and may require more steps.

Why Customers Choose Boat Storage with XYZ Storage

A boat is a valuable and prized possession for many people. For this reason, many people choose to store their boats with XYZ Storage to ensure it stays safe and secure during the time they’re not using it. Below are the perks of storing your boat with XYZ Storage.

Protection from the Winter

Winters in Toronto are no joke, they’re cold, damp and icy. Plus, the summer months aren’t much better. The harsh elements can do immense damage to your boat. XYZ Storage units are climate controlled which means that regardless of what’s going on outside, your boat will be safe.

Fair Pricing

When you use a storage unit with XYZ Storage, there is no deposit or hidden fees, prorated costs, and flexible terms. If you decide that you don’t need your unit anymore, you can cancel your agreement at any time. XYZ Storage believes that you should pay for what you use!


XYZ Storage has security on their storage units twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Boats are valuable possessions and customers enjoy the peace of mind that comes with storing their valuables with XYZ Storage.

Access at Any Time

You can access your storage unit at any time with XYZ Storage. This is a unique feature for boat storage because access is often restricted. If you want to do some maintenance on your boat during the winter, or simply check up on it, you can do so at any time.

Store Your Boat with XYZ Storage Today

If you need a safe spot for your boat during the winter, or at any other time, XYZ Storage can help you out today. You’ll have peace of mind that your boat will be safe, secure, and accessible in exchange for fair pricing. Reach out to XYZ Storage today!

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published: 9 June 2020