Searching for affordable boat storage near you? Extra Space Storage has boat storage facilities across the U.S. perfect for storing large recreational vehicles, like boats, jet skis, pontoons, and more!

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Boat inside a drive-up storage unit


Extra Space Storage is a high-quality storage solution for boats, trailers, and water vehicles of all sizes, including jet skis, skiffs, and small drifters. Our affordable boat storage facilities come with amenities like extended access hours and are backed by advanced security measures to give you peace of mind. Aquatic vehicle storage options include indoor boat storage, outdoor boat parking spaces, and outdoor, covered parking spaces.


Self storage facilities that offer boat storage typically have one or more of these options available: indoor storage, covered parking, and outdoor boat storage. It’s important to understand the advantages of each type of boat storage, including level of convenience, protection from the outdoor elements, and affordability.

Indoor Boat Storage

The most protective vehicle storage option available for boats is indoor storage. Drive-up storage units provide a dry space that functions like a garage, allowing you to back your boat into a storage unit on a trailer.

Extra Space Storage offers a variety of storage unit sizes, like 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. For smaller boats and jet skis a 10x15 storage unit can likely be used. For larger boats such as 14 to 24-foot fishing boats, small pontoons and speed boats under 24 feet, 10x20 and 10x30 storage unit sizes are recommended. Before picking a size, take the time to measure your boat length and height on its trailer to see which size you’ll need.

Covered Boat Storage

With a roof to protect your boat from the sun and other harsh outdoor elements, covered vehicle storage falls between indoor and outdoor storage options. It’s more affordable and offers a bit more space than an indoor storage unit, but it’s more protective than standard outdoor vehicle storage. We have large outdoor vehicle parking spaces with covered boat storage for units ranging in size from 10x15 to 10x30.

Outdoor Boat Storage

The most common self storage option for boats is outdoor vehicle storage. At a storage facility, this equates to parking your boat and trailer in an outdoor parking stall, giving you the most space available for larger boats. Large water vassals over eight feet tall may not fit in indoor storage units and are best suited for outdoor boat storage. If you're looking for a cheap boat storage option, outdoor parking is ideal!


If you live where the temperature significantly drops during winter months, it’s important to winterize your boat before putting it into long-term boat storage. This preparation can also apply to boat owners in warmer locations who plan to use outdoor boat storage for extended periods. By preparing your boat for storage, you can avoid damage to the boat’s internal or external components.

Step 1: Clean Your Boat

Whether your boat sails in freshwater or saltwater, you should always wash it before storing it. This gets rid of any salt or grime that could damage the paint. Be sure to wax and buff to protect the paint as well. If you have leather or carpet on the inside of the boat, give it a good cleaning to ensure stains don’t set with long-term boat storage.

Step 2: Remove Your Boat’s Battery

If you’re storing a boat in outdoor or covered storage where it’s still susceptible to external temperatures, remove the battery. Batteries left in extreme heat or cold can be easily damaged. It’s best to take your boat’s battery out and bring it home with you where you can keep it charged until you pull your boat out of self storage.

Step 3: Replenish Fluids in Your Boat

All fluids should be refreshed before storing your boat for the winter, especially fuel and oil. Don’t store your boat with anything less than a full tank, as this can allow air and moisture to get inside, which can damage your fuel system. Also, be sure to run antifreeze and a fuel stabilizer through your boat before storing.

Step 4: Put a Cover or Slip on Your Boat

A boat cover or slip isn’t as necessary for boats being stored in indoor storage; however, those stored in covered parking and outdoor storage should have a boat cover or slip to help keep things dry. This will protect your vessel from any precipitation, debris, and other issues that could ruin the paint, seats, carpeting, etc.


Reserve your boat storage solution online or by phone today! Give us a call if you have any questions or need assistance! The Extra Space Storage team is always happy to help.

Boat Storage Pricing Comparison

Trying to find cheap storage for your boat? Below, we break down the lowest and average costs of storing a boat at Extra Space Storage by unit size and covered/uncovered options.

Unit Size
Average Price +
Lowest Price
10x25 Uncovered
10x30 Uncovered
10x40 Uncovered
10x30 Covered

+ All prices are for reference only and are subject to change without notice. Online pricing is only available for online reservations and rentals. Other restrictions, taxes, fees, and insurance requirements may apply. See Rental Agreement for details.

*Excludes administrative and insurance fees


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