McMichael Yacht Yards provides year-around storage for boats up to 55’ in length. The Post Road Yard specializes in sailboats while most of our customers’ power boats are stored at our Rushmore Yard.
McMichael will haul and bottom clean your boat and then move it to a secure location for the winter. Our yard crew uses poppets as the primary supports for your boat providing stability for any upcoming storms.
Our staff will decommission your boat’s engines (inboard, outdrives or outboards), service your batteries, secure your mast and rigging (we can remove your mast for winter service if requested), and store your dinghy.
We can also have the interior cleaned before closing the boat for the winter.
If you have a custom cover, we will install it for you. Otherwise, you can have McMichael shrink wrap your boat sealing it for the winter to keep out the elements.
When you drop-off your boat, speak with our Service Manager about any maintenance, repairs or upgrades you would like done to your boat over the winter. With that list in-hand, we will make sure your boat is in the condition you want it to be when its launched in the spring. For details on the McMichael winter decommissioning, click HERE.
In the spring, McMichael will fully commission your boat, and have it set to launch when you’re ready to start your boating season.
If you decide to list your boat for sale over the winter, learn about the McMichael Winter Storage Rebate Program HERE.
If you won’t be using your boat during the summer, McMichael also offers a Summer Storage Program whereby your boat can remain on the hard in its decommissioned state.
If you find you would prefer to list your boat for sale, having it stored at McMichael where prospective buyers visit frequently is an excellent way to sell your boat quickly. Learn about the McMichael Summer Sales Plan HERE.