Hurricane Hauls

Hurricane planning isn’t easy. Hurricanes are unpredictable - they speed up, they slow down. A big storm can intensify and then weaken. Hurricanes change direction and then change again. You never know what course a hurricane may take. While some yacht owners wait until the last minute to make hurricane plans, preparing in advance for haul out and storage of their vessel during a hurricane is . Cooper River Boatyard is prepared and ready with our Hurricane Haul Program.

A study by MIT after hurricane Gloria found that yachts stored ashore were far safer than sailboats and motorboats stored in the water. For many Charleston area boat owners and marinas, haul out of their boats is the foundation of their hurricane planning. Even on rare occasions when severe storms blow boats off jack stands, the damage they sustain tends to be less severe than the damage to boats left in the water.

Our Hurricane Haul Program assures you safe and worry-free removal and storage of your yacht when a hurricane threatens. Those who sign up for our hurricane hauls receive hurricane haul out and hurricane storage during natural disasters. The cost of hurricane storage reservations is often covered under boaters’ insurance policies.

Cooper River Boatyard has limited spaces available for our hurricane planning program. This ensures the highest possible service levels prior to a natural disaster. This ensures that we have all the people and equipment necessary to meet our customers’ needs, even during the emergency.

During a named storm, we only haul out boats that have hurricane reservations.

Check your marina’s rules regarding hurricane boat storage. They may require that you leave your slip in the event of a named storm.

Secure your hurricane boat storage at Cooper River Boatyard today. Contact us today for enrollment information, to sign up, or to be placed on our wait list.

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