In a world where almost everyone who owns a home, has a garage, and almost half of them use their garage for storage while leaving their $30k+ vehicles in the driveway, it may seem excessive to have a boat house. That being said, a boathouse can do so much more than just keep the sun off your boat. While keeping the UV rays to a minimum is definitely a plus side of having a boathouse, keeping water out of your boat is just as appealing. Sure, you have a bilge pump, but what happens when it shorts out or the battery dies right before (or during) one of South Mississippi’s torrential downpours that lasts for 3 or 4 days? Many boat owners have found their boats partially submerged from this very reason.
A boathouse can also provide an added layer of aesthetics to your waterfront home. You can have a boatlift to pull the boat out of the water and mitigate barnacle growth. Add a pier or platform with fish-cleaning station, freshwater rinse, and a storage for other boat supplies.
The simple truth of it, is that if you own a boat and have the ability to have a boathouse for it, you are doing yourself a disservice by not having one. Aside from the obvious reasons to help insure the safety of your boat, having a boathouse built with a few extra features makes owning a boat more enjoyable by making things easier on you. Now, you can spend more time enjoying your property and your boat and less time maintaining and worrying about it.
We build boathouses along the entire Mississippi Coast, including Pascagoula, Ocean Springs, Moss Point, Gautier, Vancleave, Biloxi, Gulfport, Diamondhead, Long Beach, Pass Christian, and Bay St. Louis. When building your boathouse, we can offer a myriad of options such as lighting, freshwater, fish cleaning stations, etc.
Give us a call or email to get an estimate on your boathouse construction job, or check out our other services.