Owning a boat is a major investment and maintaining and keeping it in a good, safe condition is a major concern. “How and where a boat owner chooses to store it when it’s not on the water is an important decision,” says Mark Masden, co-owner of Mars Mega Storage, a boat storage facility in Paso Robles, Calif., offering a wide breadth of amenities as a Class A toy storage facility.
Mars Mega Storage is ideally located: Paso Robles location is located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, amidst rolling hills, wineries and olive orchards, and 30 miles from California coastal beaches.
Masden believes that the more conveniences and security he can offer his clients–such as online pay, state-of-the-art-security, wash stations, dump stations, 24-hour access, wide, paved entry and exit–the better the entire storage experience.
Some of the top services to consider when choosing a boat storage facility, as well as to be labeled a Class A storage site, include:
- Security and safety,
- Ease of access,
- Paved driviing surfaces,
- Canopy or enclosed units,
- Secure fencing,
- A choice of storage spaces, and
- Wash and dump stations.
Reasonable rates and certain personal service amenities, such as online payment and clean restrooms, coffee in the lobby, wireless workstations and a conference room for tenants to meet for business earn extra bonus points. The more conveniences the better the entire storage experience.
Security and safety
A secure, clean and safe facility is essential to protecting the boat, personal property, and the personal safety of the facility’s guests. Look for security features such as perimeter walls, security lighting, cameras, and coded gate access.
Safety features include fire and burglar alarms, fire hydrants, and a well-lighted facility with both exterior and interior lights that provide high visibility. An on-site manager is another important feature for both security and safety. Emergencies can happen at any time and having someone on-site to provide assistance is important.
Ease of access
Boats and their trailers are relatively easy for the experienced driver to maneuver in all kinds of situations. But, the wider the access into and out of the storage unit, the easier it is to get the boat in and out. Make sure there’s enough room for two oncoming vehicles to pass if necessary and check that access supports straight-in and straight-out access.
Access also includes the ability to visit the facility at your convenience to pick up, or return the boat. Easy access to major roads and highways is a convenience that makes sure boaters are on the road to the next adventure as quickly as possible.
A choice of storage spaces
Not all storage facilities that accommodate boats are the same. Look for a facility that offers both covered storage and indoor storage in the variety of sizes necessary to accommodate different kinds of boats. Mars Mega Storage, the Paso Robles boat storage facility, offers both outdoor and indoor storage. Their outdoor covered storage ranges in dimensions from tall and wide covered units from 30-50 feet long to 18-feet high. Indoor units are 25-60 feet long with more than adequate height, width and doorways.
In addition to clear access, storage that is long and wide enough helps protect boats from scrapes and dents. Even when choosing outdoor covered storage, there needs to be enough room around the boat for people to walk comfortably and to avoid accidental contact with boats in neighboring storage units.
Indoor storage is another option that many boat owners appreciate. It’s best to offer a range of unit sizes to provide enough options for boats of all sizes. Indoor units should have roll-up doors, and drive-through indoor storage units will definitely make tenants happy.
Wash and dump stations
Onsite wash and dump stations are more than convenient. For those who’ve been out for a long adventure on the water, cleaning up the boat at the facility is a huge benefit as opposed to taking it to an offsite location. Storage operators can eliminate boat owners’ drive time by offering this convenience, and, at the same time, it makes it much easier to comply with California’s invasive mussel policies.
Rely on experience
Mars Mega Storage has been providing Central coast and Paso Robles storage for boats, RVs, residential and commercial needs since 2005. The company offers storage units for every need and especially for keeping your boat dry and protected from weather, theft, complaining neighbors and malicious mischief such as graffiti or worse.
Guests have choices of indoor or covered storage in various sizes and spacious, wide and well-lighted driveways for easy hauling. The units our outfitted with electricit and have access to fully supplied wash facilities. A dump station, air compressor, fully paved facility, exceptional guest amenities including bathrooms, a conference room, and complimentary refreshments, plus the ability to make online payments making renting at Mars a breeze.
For RV enthusiasts, Mars Mega Storage offers the same benefits for RV storage and, there’s a luxury RV resort right next door.
In addition, Mars has invested in top-ranked, state-of-the-art security, an on-site manager, 17-foot high steel perimeter walls, 365/24 coded gate access, infrared cameras and laser beams, extensive security lighting, high-visibility lighting, fire hydrants on site, and fire and burglar alarms in each unit, plus interior lights and 110v outlets in the indoor units.