Creating Your Own Boat Shelter

Have a large boat that you don’t want to store on a dock during the colder part of the year? One option is to use a larger boat shelter. Shelters of America has several larger-sized boat shelters measuring 34 by 42 square feet. Another option is to build your own boat shelter. If you have the materials to make a frame and a canopy, creating your own shelter is a possibility.

If you’re planning to build your own boat shelter instead of purchasing one, take a few cues from makers of such shelters, like Shelters of America and Portable Garage Depot.

Both of these companies follow 2 major best practices:

Use Galvanized Steel to Make the Frame

First, think of the materials that will be used for the frame. Although the design of the frame in the vehicle looks sturdy enough, having it made from galvanized steel would give even better protection.

Anchor The Frame With Concrete

Also, anchor the frame properly. For a frame that large, the metal should be anchored into the ground with concrete. Additionally, once you add the canopy, make sure it fits over the entire frame, much like a rounded or square tube shelter.