Owning a boat can be one of the most exciting and fun purchases in a person’s life. The amount of joy and relaxation a boat can bring is obvious. Being on the water can be a fun adventure for your whole family. After a long week at work, just knowing that your boat is parked at the nearby lake or ocean is enough to keep you excited all week long. There is no better feeling than floating on the water during sundown, watching the sunset. But with the thrill of owning a boat comes the responsibilities and expenses. Many folks own their own boating slips and choose to leave them in the water year round. Although this is a common practice (as winter storage facilities can be costly) it is advised that removing the boat from its elements during the cold winter months can add a longer life span to the boat… For those who are trying to save on the cost of a winter storage facility, but do not own their boating slip, many choose to wrap the boat and park it on their property during the off-season months. However, if you should choose to store your boat in a winter storage facility it is important to find the proper boat storage facility that is affordable (if budget is an issue) and offers proper service and support. Storing your boat for the winter is more than just locking it up in a garage. Instead, it is the time to care and properly maintain it for the following boat season to come. You should make sure the winter storage facility has a year round staff who can service all of your needs which would include basic maintenance, any mechanical work necessary, basic repairs, and have all the latest technology installed to prepare for the upcoming boat season ahead. A good boat storage facility will include a staff of qualified boat technicians with ABYC (American Boat Yard Council) certification. Your boat should have all the necessary product safety requirements. A boat technician with ABYC credentials will have the most training, and other knowledge to make each customers boating experience safer.