Q. What is a dry stack storage facility?
A. It is a water front rack-supported building designed to store powerboats on multiple rack levels.
Q. How does Marina Bay Harbor Yacht Club work?
A. We store your boat inside our fully enclosed building on a rack until you want to use it. When you are, our new marine forklift specially designed to handle boats lifts your powerboat off its rack and places it the water. We then secure your boat to our floating docks waiting your arrival.
Q. How long does the launching take?
A. We ask that you call at least 45 minutes to 1 hour ahead of time and we can have it waiting for you in the water.
Q. What is the largest boat you can store?
A. We can handle most boats up to 42 feet length overall, although there are some shorter heavier boats that we cannot take. It depends upon the boat's weight distribution. Please call the manager to ask about your boat.
Q. Tell me more about Marina Bay Harbor Yacht Club storage facility.
A. We opened May 1, 2003. Our architecturally designed storage facility is 4 levels high and will accommodate 280 powerboats. The building is 430 feet long and 145 feet. Bigger than a football field! The center concrete aisle is 75' wide. This wide aisle and our deep bay depths allow us to handle larger boats than most other dry stack storage facilities. In addition, the facility has a fire sprinkler system.
Q. Tell me more about your marine forklift.
A. We have a new 30,0000 pound Wiggins Marina Bull with an additional 5,000 lb counterweight. This was specially designed and manufactured for Marina Bay Harbor Yacht Club and is the largest lift of its kind on the Texas Gulf Coast. The forks have a double layer of padding that hugs the hull.
Q. Are there any requirements my boat must meet to be stored in Marina Bay Harbor Yacht Club?
A. Yes. As additional fire protection, all boats must have a battery-disconnect switch, and it must be in the off position when the boat is inside the storage building. It also helps to prevent any long-term battery drain from "electronic leaks".
Finally for your protection, all boats must be insured by a full marine insurance package including property damage, hull damage, indemnity and minimum liability coverage in the amount of $ 300,000.
Q. Is there an additional charge for launching my boat?
A. No. There is no charge for one launch and retrieval per day. When we retrieve your boat we give the hull a fresh water rinse at no additional charge.
Q. How do I flush my motor with fresh water?
A. We place your boat on a work rack where you can flush your motor or we will happily take care of it for you for an additional charge.
Q. Should I bottom paint my hull?
A. No. Since your boat is stored out of the water need to bottom paint your boat.
Q. What about fuel?
A. Yes. We carry Unleaded Super (93 octane). At your request we can fuel your boat before departure.
Q. Can you store my trailer?
A. Yes we can. If you are buying a new boat keep in mind that we can save you thousands of dollars because you don't need a trailer at Marina Bay Harbor Yacht Club and you don't need a big gas guzzling truck to pull the trailer either.
Q. My boat is 15 feet tall. Can you handle it?
A. Sure. However, there is an additional charge for all boats over nine feet in height and 8 feet in width.
Q. What are the benefits for storing my boat at Marina Bay Harbor Yacht Club?
A. Fully enclosed storage. Your boat is stored in our fully enclosed building away from the harmful effects of prolonged exposure to sun and water. Some dry stack operations are not fully enclosed leaving the stern exposed to sun bleaching and deterioration. Storing your boat at Marina Bay Harbor Yacht Club's fully enclosed facility helps to protect your investment.
Convenience. No more hauling, launching and retrieving. With valet launching your boat is in the water ready to go when you are.
Location, location, location. Our naturally protected calm harbor is located on the south side of Channel between Clear Lake and Galveston Bay. You can be in the Bay in minutes.
Q. Where are you located?
A. Our address is 323 West 6th, Clear Lake Shores, Texas 77565 (south of Houston, Texas on the channel between Clear Lake and Galveston Bay).
We are on the south side of Clear Lake 1/4 mile west of the Kemah Boardwalk near the intersection of Texas State HWY 146 and HWY 2094 behind Stewart Elementary School across 2094 from the new Home Depot and Super Target. We are next to Star Fleet. Our telephone number is 281-535-2222.