Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Narragansett Bay
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Sailingdog's right about size limitations - boat's of that size are difficult to accommodate. However, I have seen some very large vessels stored indoors at our marina, at NEB - New England Boatworks and next door at Little Harbor/Hinckley Yachts. But be prepared for some serious sticker-shock at both those places. NEB is where America's Cup contenders and custom megayachts are built.
My boat's entire life was spent indoors for the winter at Stanley's Boat Yard in Barrington, RI, before I purchased it in '04. She has a 14 foot vertical clearance with both masts unstepped, 11 ft beam, 37 ft LOA and 18,000 lbs. Stanley's has a nice building, but with a waiting list. Check them out - just up Narragansett Bay from where I am.
Due to my boat's teak decks and exterior brightwork, I knew that it should be very well protected from freeze & thaw conditions. After getting indoor prices from NEB, I decided to build a metal EMC collapsable frame with "Framemaker Clamps" and a custom fabric cover, at a cost less than one winter's indoor storage rate.
If you're interested, I can share some photos, specs and details of the design. Otherwise, give Stanley's, Little Harbor and NEB each a call for price quotes - all just north of Newport.
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