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Designing a Garage to Store Your Boat

Photograph of a boat in a garageStoring a boat while not in use is essential to maintain and extend its life. There are many places to store a boat, including in the water, indoors, or outside. Keeping a boat indoors is likely the most costly option but will offer the most protection for your boat. Having your boat stored inside is an absolute must if you live in a climate with cold winters and want to ensure that your boat remains in good condition. Ensuring your property is protected from the elements and safe from potential damage is of the utmost importance to most. When designing a garage to store your boat, there are several things to consider, which we highlight in this article below.

Know your boat

The first step in designing a garage is to know your boat. While this may seem obvious, having the most accurate details is crucial to ensure you have the proper space and foundation. One should also consider the shape of the stern and the shape of the trailer, in addition to the obvious length and width. Knowing your boat includes boat dimensions, weight, body, and other characteristics that may impact your ability to store it in your garage safely.

Determine if the garage will be attached or detached

Are you building a new home with a garage in mind? Are you looking to add a detached garage to your property? In either case, consider what the space will be used for, in addition to storing your boat. Will you be storing vehicles? Household items? Each of these questions will impact your overall design. If you choose the option of a detached garage, many plans usually come with one or two bays for storing standard-size vehicles and at least one extra deep bay to accommodate a boat’s length.

Consider aspects of the design & search for inspiration

Do you have the space to add an overhead door at the back of the boat storage bay that would allow you to pull the boat straight through the garage? Do you want your garage to be heated? Is the curb appeal as important as the functionality? Considering these questions can help you develop a design that works for you and your boat. A general idea of what you would like from an aesthetic and functional perspective can help bring your vision to life. For inspiration, many online resources include images and design plans of garages used for boat storage.

Storing your boat on your property is an ideal situation. Let our experts help you get started by contacting us today to design a space perfect for you and your boat!

About The Author | Justin White


Justin White is the VP of Marketing for Mid-Atlantic Door Group, Inc. The company opened in 1973 and now consists of (3) official Overhead Door™ Distributors and (8) warehouse locations throughout Maryland, DC, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Justin was born into the door industry, ultimately following in his father's footsteps and joining the family owned business in 2011. After spending time in the field with fellow mechanics, Justin found his niche in marketing, along with a specialty in residential garage door sales, installation, and service.

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