5 Marina Benefits for Yacht Owners
Posted by:GJW Direct | Jul 26, 2022
Many people love life on the water, continuously cruising and exploring new places. However, mooring your boat in a marina can offer an abundance of benefits that can enhance your experience. A marina is a uniquely designed harbour where boats can be moored. These benefits include…
One of the main benefits to mooring in a marina is security, a benefit that no one will say no to. Security may vary depending on the marina you choose, however, on the whole this is much safer than leaving the boat completely unattended. Within a marina, there should only be other boaters and staff on site, often it is in a gated area on private land. It is also possible that there is CCTV in operation, so you will be given peace of mind knowing your vessel is in a safe and secure space. Do keep in mind that you should still research marinas and the area before deciding upon them.
If something goes wrong with your boat, in a marina it is more likely that there will be someone there to give you a helping hand. Often there is an on site engineer, who can assist boaters when needed, whether it be an issue with an engine, battery or simply help with draining the fuel tank. This saves time and hassle finding someone to come out to you, as issues can arise at any point.
Minimise wear and tear
When a trailable boat is continuously moved to and from a trailer and off and on a launch ramp, there is a chance it can become damaged. Especially if you are new to the boating world, it can take a lot of practice to launch a boat without causing any dents or scratches, which may eventually affect the condition of your vessel. There are often ramps with rough gravel, low drafts and steep grades. When a yacht is kept in a marina, it reduces the chance of this happening.
We could all do with a bit of socialisation at times, especially if you enjoy spending time out on the water alone. A marina is the perfect place to socialise with like-minded people in a friendly atmosphere. Not only will you be entertained, but you may also learn a thing or two more about boating, water conditions and new places to explore, as I'm sure many boaters would like to share their advice as well as learn something new themselves. A lot of marinas also have on-site restaurants, entertainment and events throughout the year, in particular summer events to create a fun, lively atmosphere when boaters are enjoying time off the water.
There are many great facilities that can be utilised in a marina, such as an electricity and water point. Along with this there are also often shower and toilet facilities that can be used, this is particularly handy if you don't have any on board. Some may also provide washing machines and dryers, so you don't have to worry about keeping too much onboard as clothes, cleaning cloths and gloves can be washed when needed.
Overall, there are many fantastic marina benefits for yacht owners. These can all help to enhance the boating experience and help to keep your vessel in its best condition.