Winterstorage for your boat
Marina De Drait
Winterstorage for your boat
In the autumn, many people ensure that their boat is ready for the winter. Winterizing protects your boat against damage caused by winter weather conditions, such as frost. When spring arrives, your boat is safe and sound and you can sail the water with a good feeling.
The Drait preparation for the winter goes as follows:
First of all, we preserve the ship’s engine: that means that we fill it with anti-freeze. This fluid will stop the freezing of the engine when it’s getting colder. In the next step we check the frost protection in the engine’s cooling system.
Once you have drained the water tank yourself, our technicians blow air through the drinking water pipes and disconnect them. Unfortunately this task isn’t possible with every boat. In that case, we flush the pipes with special non-toxic antifreeze to prevent damage in the tank due to freezing. We also disconnect the mixers, as they are sensitive to freezing as well. Last we fill the pumps and toilets with antifreeze (mixed with water).
If the boat stays in the water during the winter, we ensure that the outside circuit of the boat is protected by antifreeze. We close the valve and fill it with antifreeze, this is important especially if the valve is broken. The risks of a leaky boat and wet feet are higher with a broken valve. If your boat is parked on shore, we open the valve so that the water can drain away.
The ship’s battery is filled with distilled water or stored in our battery storeroom.
Your boat is in good hands at De Drait
- We hoist your boat and spraying it before we store it on
- The marina is easily accessible from the A7 motorway, from the large Frisian waterways or from Northern Germany through the open sailing connection and Fixed Mast route (Staande Mastroute).
- Throughout the year, our qualified staff is maintaining boats. Not only our own charter fleet, but they also work on boats of private owners. As a result, our employees have a lot of experience and knowledge of what is needed for every job.
- We have water sports experience for over 35 years.
- Various service and maintenance options.
- Batteries can be stored in our battery shed.
Covered winter storage
If you want to be sure that your boat is well protected in the winter, then our covered winter storage is the best option. At De Drait you can store your boat in the water as well as on land.
Winter storage in our isolated hall
You can store your boat dry in our isolated hall. We ensure that the boat is hoisted safely out of the water and we place it on a sturdy steel trestle. While the boat is in the crane, we spray the hull of the boat clean.
The rate for the storage in our isolated hall is € 40,50 per m² *. This rate includes:
- Hoisting the boat out of and into the water
- Hosing down the hull
- Storage on the trestle
- 2 x internal transport (moving the boat from the crane to the hall and back from the hall to the crane)
- Rental of the trestle
Winter storage in the isolated boat houses
Would you prefer to leave your boat in the water during the winter season, but protect it from wind and bad weather? Then a mooring place in one of our boat houses is perfect! These places offer extra convenience for the boat owner, thanks to the electric access doors and a power and water connection.
From October 1st, you can store your boat in one of the boxes. From November 15th it is possible to store your boat in the hallway for a lower rate.
Because we fill the hall, it is not possible to sail in and out during the winter period. If this is desired, please discuss this with us in advance. Then we will look at the options.
Our rate for the storage in our boat houses / the water hall:
- Water hall in the hall way (15-11 / 15-03) – € 65,- per meter boat length
- Water hall in a box (01-10 / 01-04) – On request
These prices do not include the deposit for the access key (€ 45). This key can be picked up at the reception / water sports store during our opening hours.
Winter storage outside
In addition to the options for winter storage inside, we offer various winter storage places outside.
Winter storage outside on a trestle
Outside on the shore we have several steel trestles for storing several motor yachts, (larger) sailing yachts, etc. This is our most economical option for winter storage.
On request it is possible to get the boat out and in the water from the 1st of October until the 31st of May.
Our rate for winter storage on a trestle is € 19,50 per m²*. This rate includes hoisting the boat out and into the water, hoisting down the hull, storage on a trestle, 2x internal transport and the rental of the trestle.
Winter storage outside in the water
You can also choose for a mooring place in our marina. Here you can let your boat overwinter at our sustainable floating jetties. You always have access to the boat, and you can quickly sail away to the Frisian lakes after the winter period. At our jetties you find connections for both electricity and water.
The rate of a mooring place at our floating jetties for the winter period is calculated based on the annual rate. The annual rates for a mooring place can be found here: Rates mooring places. For a berth outside in the water 01-10 / 01-04 we use the rates in the table below. After 01-04 the regular rate of the berth per month will be calculated.
If you have a mooring place in the marina on annual base from the 1st of April until the 31st of March, then we don’t charge extra costs for the winter period.
|Box length||Rate per month||Winter period|
Vanaf 15,50 m.
Winter storage for sloops, small sailing boats and motor boats
Especially for sloops, small sailing boats and motorboats, we offer several winter storage possibilities. These are both in the water and on land.
For the protection of sloops, smaller sailing, and motorboats we offer mooring places in two covered sloop harbours. These half open mooring places are suitable for boats up to 10 meters. These mooring places are secured with an electric gate, which one can open by making use of the access key.
The rate for a winter storage place in the covered sloop harbour per month between the 1st of October and the 1st of April:
- Max. dim. 6.80 x 2.10 m. (01-10 / 01-04) – € 50,-
- Max. dim. 6.80 x 4.20 m. (01-10 / 01-04) – € 67,-
- Max. dim. 10.00 x 3.00 m. (01-10 / 01-04) – € 100,-
These prices do not include the deposit of the access key (€ 20). You can collect and activate this key at our reception / water sports store.
Storage in a scaffolding or on a trestle in the isolated hall
In our isolated hall we have a scaffolding especially for sloops, smaller sailing-, and motorboats up to 7 meters. We store boats longer than 7 meters on a regular trestle in the isolated hall.
The rate for winter storage in the scaffolding as well as on a trestle in the hall on the ground for the entire winter period from the 1st of October:
- Up to 5.00 meters – € 410,-
- From 5.00 meters – € 495,-
- From 6.00 meters – € 575,-
- From 7.00 meters – € 690,-
- Small boats/ dinghies or sloops from 8.00 meters – € 40,50 per m² *
These rates includes hoisting the boat out and into the water, hoisting down the hull, storage on a trestle, 2x internal transport and the rental of the trestle.
Would you like to store the mast of your boat separately from the boat, then this is possible in various ways.
- Mast storage: € 10,- per meter
- Mast storage on the floor: € 40,50 per m²
- Mast on boat – incl. rate winter storage
These prices are exclusive the trestle.
Electricity and water
Water consumption (+/- 100 litres) – € 0,50
Power connection with kW meter per year (incl. 100 kW) – € 75,00
Power connection with kW meter per year (incl. 15 kW) – € 25,00
Power consumption >15/100 kW – € 0,38 per kWh
Daily rate electricity € 3,00