As the former owner of Coastal Marine International, Inc., Patrick Farrell has contributed to numerous articles about dry stack
in several different marine industry trade magazines.
"Lazy Days Marina Decides That Bigger is Better When It Comes To Dry Storage" was published by Marina Dock Age in the May/June 2005 issue. "More and more boaters were trading up to larger boats that we couldn't accommodate. Our racks were beginning to show their age and we had an increasing amount of rack spaces we couldn't use", said owner Doug Beachem. Due to angling the racks, the overall capacity decreased to 554 boats, however, the average length of boats to be stored increased 3'-0". The end result was higher revenues for the marina.
"The decision to offer seasonal storage" was
published by Boat & Motor Dealer in the August 1999 issue.
This article focused on a marina's decision-making process
regarding dry stack storage. For more information, visit
According to Richard Fabri, owner of Capri
Marine on Lake Wallenpaupak, PA., "One key reason
for putting up racks is that it gives you extra space. We're
provide the increasing demand for winter storage with limited
land costs". Capri Marine has over 200 boats in covered
storage provided by Coastal Marine.
According to Mark Kale, owner of Lake Norman
Marina, Denver, NC.; "The dry stack will really
help us streamline our operation. Placing boats in a rack
system improves the
physical appearance of our boatyard. Every boatyard can profit
from cleaning up its image". Coastal Marine provided three
shed systems at Lake Norman Marina with total storage for
"The ins and outs of dry stack" was
published by Marina World Magazine in the July/August 2001
issue. "Dry stack storage has become the logical,
and often essential, answer to the increased demand for water
Dry stack greatly increases the number of boats in a facility...
The first and least expensive are free standing racks. They
are generally the easiest to permit".
City of Miami Beach Marina, FL.
"Covered sheds include roof-covered
systems, three-sided covered sheds and bow-to-bow covered
three are rack-supported structures, with the racks providing
the main support of the building components".
Shem Creek Marina, Mt. Pleasant, SC.
"Fully enclosed buildings are considered
the supreme dry storage structures, as they provide the
in boat security and protection from the elements... These
buildings are either clear span with free standing racks
or are rack-supported".
Paugus Bay Marina
"Nuts and bolts of dry stack storage" appeared
in the November 2001 issue of Marina Business Today. This
article featured the basic building blocks in designing a
dry stack system - unit, area and method. "The crucial element
in designing a dry stack system is to identify the boats
to be stored... One needs to know the
Most dry stack applications use large marina forklifts to
handle the boats... The other handling method is a stacker
"Reprinted with permission
of Marina & Boatyard
Today. For more information about the magazine, please visit www.mbtoday.com."
"Dry Stack Storage - An investment that is
looking up" appeared in the January 2003 issue of Inside
Self Storage. The purpose of this article was to introduce
the niche market of dry stack to self-storage professionals.
"The increase in boating popularity has resulted in a dramatic
increase in the demand for water access... Dry stack boat
storage is a logical answer to this increased demand... Even
though traditional self-storage can provide some relief of
this demand, it is limited to ground level. By using the
marina forklift to handle boats, off-water sites can accommodate
double, triple or even quadruple the quantity of stored boats
as the ground-level storage lot".
"Reprinted with permission
from Inside Self-Storage, the premier magazine for self-storage
more information, visit www.insideselfstorage.com."