It’s absolutely critical to properly winterize your boat to avoid damage, no matter whether it stays in the water or spends time on the hard. Follow our time-tested boat winterization advice and tips to ensure your boat comes through the winter safely and you’re ready to get back on the water as soon as possible come spring.
Do I Really Need To Winterize?
If you look at the most recent GEICO | BoatUS Marine Insurance winterizing claims analysis over the last 10 years, the answer is a resounding 'yes'.
There's work to do to ensure your boat makes it safely through the winter. Here's a comprehensive list of articles, checklists, and videos to ensure you don’t forget any important steps.
E-10 In Winter
For better or for worse, a shotgun wedding took place this past spring between boat owners and ethanol-enhanced gasoline.
Getting Your Boat Through A Storm
Important work must be done when severe winter weather approaches. Here are action items to boost your boat's chances of coming through unscathed.
Is Your Boat Ready For Winter?
What you need to consider before putting your boat to bed for its long winter's nap.
Boat Winterizing Basics
Unless you're in the sunny South or Hawaii, you'll almost certainly have to do at least some winterizing.