Pros and Cons of Storage Facilities

Which type of storage is the best and most secure option for my vessel? There are three types, and each has its particular advantages and disadvantages:

Indoor Storage

Advantages: 

  • Good protection against weather
  • Ability to do work on the yacht
  • Electrical supply available

Disadvantages:

  • Most expensive type of winter storage
  • Close proximity to other yachts (especially in the event of a fire)
  • Not common in the UK

Outdoor Storage

Advantages: 

  • Considerably less expensive than indoor storage
  • Ability to work on the yacht outside of indoor business hours
  • Better options for fire extinguishment

 

Disadvantages: 

  • Exposed to weather
  • Increased risk of theft and damage
  • Potential problems with electrical supply


Left in the Water for the Winter (should generally be avoided)

Advantages: 

  • Least expensive type of winter storage
  • Yacht can be used at any time

Disadvantages:

  • Increased risk of damage from freezing, including to vessel surfaces.
  • Few winterized berthing facilities in northern Europe

Whether indoors or outdoors: You’ll be on the safe side with yacht hull insurance from Pantaenius. This policy offers full insurance coverage for the winter. Even more: Our hull insurance also covers equipment that you store elsewhere during the winter, such as in your basement, attic or in a locked garage.

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