Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is Marine Dry Storage?
  2. Also known as Rack Storage, Boat Barns, Dry Stacking, and Boat Houses, Marine Dry Storage is a boat storage solution applicable for a number of scenarios. At the most basic level we design and build a steel rack system to vertically store boats on land, in order to increase boat storage capacity for an existing or planned marina site.

  3. How do the daily operations work?
  4. Using a forklift truck with both a negative and a positive lift capability, marina operators will lift vessels from the water and place them into our rack system. When they desire to go boating, clients of the marina will call ahead to have their vessel “prepped and launched” so that it is in the water when they arrive to enjoy the day.

  5. What are the environmental impacts of a dry storage system?
  6. Environmentally Dry Storage reduces the footprint left by your marine site. By minimizing the number of vessels that stage in wet slips, there is a direct decrease in the amount of oil and toxins exposed to the water.

  7. What size and type of boats can I store in a Roof & Rack system?
  8. Our storage systems can be designed to house up to 30,000 pound vessels, while the maximum boat length is only limited by the size of the site. For enclosed storage facilities, we have engineered for 43 feet and longer cruiser-style vessels.

  9. What are the dimensions of your Dry Slips?
  10. We design single, double, and triple-wide storage bays each respectively able of containing one, two, or three boats abreast. The larger the bay width, the more versatility is offered to the client. The vertical height of the storage bays can range from 8 feet to 22 feet, depending on the bay’s location within the storage system, and the clients’ needs.

  11. Is it possible to place racks inside an existing structure?
  12. So long as there is sufficient clearance and entry points, our rack systems can be designed for installation into an existing building without any trouble. Certain variables such as building peak and eave height, rafter locations, door size, door location, foundation capacity, column placement, and aisle width will all play a role as to the number of racks (and boats) that can be added to the site. Often times we will design an angled rack system to allow larger boat storage for older facilities.

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