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20 x 20 Driveway in Columbus, Ohio

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"Great host. Easy access and he replies pretty promptly. rented the space for two months for my trailer, but ended up being a total loss trying to do repairs and had to move it out. "

Justin S.

Columbus, OH

Mar 3, 2023

20 x 10 Unpaved Lot in Columbus, Ohio

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"He was kind and had plenty of space. Cancelled because it was too much of a hassle exchanging vehicles between separate locations. I will definitely refer him to a friend"

Monecca W.

Columbus, OH

Jun 5, 2023

20 x 11 Garage in Columbus, Ohio

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"Perfect space. Perfect family. My vehicle and tools were always safe and I was able to easily acquire them when I came into town. Thank you!"

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Kirk K.

Columbus, OH

Jun 3, 2023

20 x 10 Parking Lot in Columbus, Ohio

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"Thank you so much! Rented this space long term and it was a fantastic experience. Great, safe spot; great renter. Thank you so much!!"

Jules W.

Columbus, OH

May 4, 2023

44 x 10 Unpaved Lot in Reynoldsburg, Ohio

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"He is amazing, friendly and professional. We had two boats stored with him. Only canceled this one space because we sold that boat. Still keeping the other space because it is perfect for us. "

Tina K.

Reynoldsburg, OH

May 30, 2023

20 x 10 Unpaved Lot in Morrow, Ohio

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"Terry is awesome, attentive, and responsive. His property is well protected with cameras and a security system. Easy to work with!"

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Brandon H.

Morrow, OH

Apr 23, 2023

20 x 10 Driveway in Morrow, Ohio

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"Gary was great to work with and very flexible. Will definitely use again."

Patricia W.

Morrow, OH

May 14, 2023

40 x 12 Parking Lot in Sunbury, Ohio

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"Very clean wide open parking lot. It worked well for storing my RV."

George R.

Sunbury, OH

Sep 7, 2022

30 x 10 Parking Lot in Mansfield, Ohio

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"Great place to store items. Security really great there! "

Michelle J.

Mansfield, OH

Sep 2, 2022

20 x 10 Unpaved Lot in Middletown, Ohio

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"Great people. Easy access and felt very secure!!!"

Neal J.

Middletown, OH

Jun 3, 2022

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Types of Boat Storage

Storing a boat or other watercraft in Columbus, Ohio, can give owners the peace of mind knowing their vessel is secure and sheltered from the elements. The three main types of storage are indoor, outdoor, and covered.

  • Indoor storage typically consists of large garages that protect the vessel from the elements.
  • Outdoor storage involves parking the vessel outside, typically in a large parking lot in a secure area.
  • Covered storage involves using a carport or similar structure to protect the vessel from the elements.
Boat parked at pier

Choosing Boat Storage

Whether you're looking for watercraft storage in Columbus or storage for a boat in Columbus, Ohio, there are a few important factors to consider before making a decision.

  • Location: Think about the distance from your home, any driving restrictions you have, and the availability of public transportation if needed.
  • Accessibility: Make sure the unit is accessible during the hours you need it, and that you can access it via car, truck, or trailer.
  • Size: Make sure the unit is large enough to store your watercraft, and that it has enough space for you to move around it if needed.
  • Security: Ensure the unit is securely locked, and that the facility has a good security system in place.
  • Maintenance: Consider the state of the unit and the facility, and whether it is clean and well-maintained.
Indoor boat storage in a garage

Climate Considerations

When looking to rent storage for a boat or other watercraft in Columbus, Ohio, there are several things to consider. Weather and climate conditions, such as the average high temperature in peak summer (90°F) and the average low temperature in peak winter (27°F), should be taken into account. The humidity levels in the area should also be taken into consideration, as they can cause damage to the boat's outboard motor, upholstery and other components. To protect your watercraft, it may be wise to use a protective cover or tarp, especially in the hotter summer months. Additionally, waxing and polishing the exterior will protect the paint job and prevent rusting or corrosion.

About Columbus

Columbus, Ohio is a vibrant city known for its diverse culture and renowned entertainment. Located in the heart of Ohio, Columbus is the state capital and the most populous city in the state with more than 880,000 people. It is home to The Ohio State University, the Ohio Statehouse, and the city’s historic German Village.

The city is known for its many popular parks and recreational areas, including Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Schiller Park, Scioto Mile, and Goodale Park. In addition, the city is home to the diverse cultures found in its many distinct neighborhoods, such as the Short North, Grandview Heights, German Village, and Clintonville.

Columbus is surrounded by several bodies of water, including the Scioto River, Alum Creek, and Griggs Reservoir. The nearby Hoover, Griggs, and O’Shaughnessy dams provide ample opportunities for fishing, boating, and water activities. The city also offers a variety of libraries, hospitals, and other recreational locations for residents and visitors alike.

Columbus is a great place to live, work, and play, with convenient access to nearby cities such as Cleveland and Cincinnati. Boaters who are looking for close access to the water can find a marina just minutes from the city’s downtown. With its vibrant culture and exciting recreational opportunities, Columbus is a great place to call home.

FAQs About Boat Storage Near Columbus

Columbus boat storage prices are $91 on average per month.

Neighbor hosts offer multiple sizes for boat storage in Columbus. For example, Class A boats should be able to fit in a 10 X 15 storage space, while Class 2 boats should have at least a 20 X 40 storage space. Measure the boat's clearance if you rent covered or indoor boat storage.

Use Neighbor's map to find Columbus boat storage close to your favorite place to fish or near your house. You can also enter in your zip code or use the list view to see boat storage near you, from Short North to Victorian Village to Discovery District.

Here are the amenities you'll find:

  • Access 24/7: Need the flexibility of retrieving your boat at any time of day? Your neighbors understand. Book a Columbus boat storage unit on Neighbor that provides daily access.
  • Top-notch security: Many types of boat storage near Columbus will have security like an access code or padlock, while some even provide alarm systems or 24-hour surveillance. Neighbor has the best secure Columbus boat storage.
  • Here's how to prepare your boat for long-term storage:

  • Ensure the maintenance tasks are up to date.
  • If you go with wet boat storage, leave the battery on board and connected. Disconnect the battery if you go with dry vs. wet storage.
  • Flush out the engine and store it vertically, if possible.
  • Add fuel stabilizer to the gas tank.
  • Apply a protective spray to the vinyl.
  • To avoid tire damage for long-term boat trailer storage, put wood blocks under the wheels.
  • If you choose outdoor boat storage, use a vented boat wrap or boat cover, which can often be found at Cabela's, located at 1650 Gemini Pl, Columbus. For other boating products, you could also check REI, located at 4150 Worth Ave, Columbus.

    It's a good idea to winterize your boat, as Columbus winter temperatures can get below 35. First, flush and drain the engine, and keep it from corroding by adding lubricant. If you're keeping gas in the tank, add a fuel stabilizer. If not, drain the fuel lines. Replace the engine filters and check belts, hoses, clamps, and the oil. Drain the coolant and use antifreeze. Clean and wipe down the exterior and interior of the boat to remove moisture. Last, plug exhaust outlets to prevent rodents from entering.

    Avoid storing a boat outside in the winter. Columbus's high humidity in the winter can allow mold and mildew to develop in your boat. If you need to rent outdoor boat storage, use a vented boat cover. Climate-controlled boat storage offers the best protection from high humidity.

    Yes, it's advised you get insurance. Oftentimes, renter's or homeowner's insurance should cover potential theft or damage while your boat is in storage, but check your policy to confirm.

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    Alternative Boat Storage Options near Columbus

    Columbus offers many different traditional self storage companies for boat storage. Traditional self storage, however, are more expensive, less safe, and typically farther way than Neighbor storage units.

    Check out the list of boat storage facilities for details:

    Extra Space Storage (3.4 miles)

    900 Urlin Ave

    Columbus, OH

    Life Storage (4.9 miles)

    3777 E Main St

    Columbus, OH

    TriLink Storage (5.3 miles)

    2470 Sunbury Rd

    Columbus, OH

    Storage Rentals of America (5.7 miles)

    4111 Groves Rd

    Columbus, OH

    Kram-It Self Storage (6.2 miles)

    3170 Urbancrest Industrial Dr

    Urbancrest, OH

    Simply Self Storage (7.4 miles)

    4600 Fisher Rd

    Columbus, OH

    Public Storage (9.7 miles)

    5711 Westerville Rd

    Westerville, OH

    Public Storage (10 miles)

    5341 N Hamilton Rd

    Columbus, OH

    CubeSmart Self Storage (13.8 miles)

    707 Enterprise Dr

    Lewis Center, OH

    New Albany Self Storage Storage (16.2 miles)

    11681 Johnstown Rd

    New Albany, OH