Marina Rates & Payment Policies

A current valid credit card is required to be kept on file for all customers  All invoices will be charged to the credit card on file as the work is done and the paperwork is processed.  Please note that unless you are a bonafide marine business such as a charter group, a marine salvage operator, marine construction business or similar, we do not accept any corporate or business checks, or business credit cards. We will accept personal MasterCard & Visa cards, cash and your personal check, however we reserve the right to request payment in cash only at any time for any account balance that is outstanding. All invoices are due when rendered unless otherwise agreed upon in writing by the marina and so stated on the invoice. Nichols reserves the right not to launch or release any boat that has an outstanding balance due. The credit card will be used if the boat is launched or removed from the marina prior to payment in full of any outstanding invoices or in the event a personal check or other form of payment fails to clear for any reason. In fairness to all of our customers, storage agreements and or portions thereof are non-refundable and are not discounted. Unless otherwise directed by the Marina, both parties will deem acceptance of a storage agreement as an authorization for credit card charges for any outstanding balances. A monthly finance charge of 1.5% will be charged on any outstanding balances over 30 days Please read our terms and conditions carefully as marina storage fees are non-refundable.

















Storage seasons are as follows: Annual agreement is from May 1 to May 1
    Annual Rack storage is from May 1 to May 1
                                              Winter Season is from October 15 to April 15


Please understand that renting space for boat storage is our main business, all boats at Nichols pay incur storage fees. Customers staying past the contract dates will be charged additional storage fees. All storage agreements are calculated by the boat length over all  which includes swim platforms & bow pulpits or the slip minimum size whichever is greater. All slips are listed in five foot increments starting at 25 feet.

The  annual Slip Storage Agreement includes: A summer slip, winter dryland storage, and one haul & launch for winter storage. Storage fees are separate from and do not include any service work. All service work is invoiced separately from all storage fees and are invoiced as the service work is performed. "Full service" is defined as the normal yearly maintenance required by a boat and shall consist of winterizing, shrinkwrap, compound/wax, and regular bottom painting & exterior zinc replacement. Unless other arrangements are made in writing with the marina office at the time of agreement renewal,  the marina will provide normal services as outlined.

The full service cycle will commence with the start of the annual contract and will be considered completed when the boat is waxed and painted the following spring regardless of whether or not the boat is remaining at Nichols. "Winter" season for our annual customers begins November 1.  Only full service boats will be given annual slip contracts.

As many area marinas have succumbed to real estate development, it has created a shortage of  dockage space.  While our goal is to create long term annual relationships with our boaters, we expect each slip to generate a minimum revenue that includes a full cycle of annual services as well as the storage. We occasionally receive requests for partial year slip storage and or no services. Over the years we have had customers choose to winter their boat in Florida,have purchased and or sold their boat and are between boats but want to retain their slip space, are having specialty work being done at another facility,  returned their boat to a dealer for warrantee work,  or simply want self service only. We will make those accommodations solely at our discretion if space is available. Any current slipholder wishing a partial year slip only and or less than full services may do so but will be charged the prevailing annual slip storage fee plus an additional lost services surcharge.

Storage Rates:

Storage fees do not include any type of service work.
All service work is invoiced separately as the service work is performed.

Annual Slip Storage & V-Berth Storage                                   $225.00 Ft.
Includes a summer slip or V-berth,  winter outdoor
dryland storage with hauling, blocking, boat stands
& relaunching included.

Service Surcharge for boats not wintering:     $100.00 ft.


Annual Rack Storage         $160.00 Ft.
Includes year round rack storage for one family
with one launch daily from May 15 to October 15.
All trailer loading or unloading is done by appt only
on a T&M basis.                     

Rack Sharing/Additional Rack Share Each    $60 Ft.

Inwater Summer Monthly to 35'-(When Available)            $40 Ft.

Inwater Summer Monthly over 35'-(When Available)         $50 Ft.

Indoor Storage-Summer or Winter Season            $120.00 Ft.

Monthly Land Storage            $20.00 Ft.

Transient Dockage                $3.00 Ft. Daily

Winter Season Dry Land Storage                $60.00 Ft.

Summer Season Dry Land Storage               $60.00 Ft.

Dryland storage includes hauling, blocking, boat stands
& relaunching. Any type of trailer loading is not included. 


Marina Mechanical Labor Rate:       $115.00 Hour



Hauling & Launching:

        ALL HEADSAILS MUST BE REMOVED PRIOR TO HAULOUT
FOR SAFETY PLEASE DO NOT INSTALL ANY SAILS WHILE ON LAND !

Short Haul (Up to 24 hrs. in slings-round trip)   $12.50 Ft.

Long Haul & Block (Up to 1 week-round trip)                  $17.50 Ft.

Emergency Haul/ After normal Business Hours               $30.00 Ft.

Powerwash Bottom        $4.50 Ft.

Load or Unload to or from Trailer     $15.00 Ft.

Crane/Forktruck Service                 $90.00 Hr.


Bottom Painting:

Please Note: Due to NY State DEC regulations and for the well being of our employees and the associated health hazards of antifouling paints which are toxic, we do not sand bottoms. We can
arrange for an outside environmentally friendly vendor to strip your bottom to gelcoat if requested.


New  bottoms never painted:
Dewax and remove mold release agent from the bottom ofTime & Material Only
new boat hull with Interlux 202 solvent wash and Interlux                 
YMA601 Surface Prep Agent.  Launch boat and establish
and mark proper waterline. Haul and block boat for painting.
Wash bottom and tape waterline. Apply Interlux YPA200
Primer. Apply two coats of  antifouling paint.

Previously  painted bottoms:

Paint bottom with Petit Hydrocoat to 25Ft.                                     $25.00 Ft.  Includes All Materials
Paint bottom with Petit Hydrocoat 26 Ft. to 46 ft.                             $27.00 Ft.  Includes All Materials
Bottom Paint with Petit Hydrocoat over  46ft.   $35.00 Ft.  Includes All Materials
Additional coats at time of painting   $20.00 Ft. Includes All Materials
Outdrives & Gimbal housing-Trilux Antifouling (Each)              $195.00ea.Includes All Materials
PropSpeed Application Time & Material Only

All other requested antifouling paints subject to surcharge


Engine Care:
All Motor Tuneups.   Time & Materials

Cosmetic Boat Care:
Wash, Compound & Wax Hull Sides to 25 Ft. $15.00 Ft. Includes All Materials
Wash, Compound & Wash Hull Sides over 25 Ft.                   $17.50 Ft. Includes All Materials
Wash, Compound & Wax Complete Boat to 45 Ft.                          $30.00 Ft. Includes All Materials
Initial Spring Exterior Boat Wash Only        $5.00 Ft.
Weekly/Biweekly Boat Wash Maintenance Program               $2.50 Ft.
All Brightwork Refinishing              Time & Material
Over 45 Ft Detailing       By Quote

Step Or Unstep Masts-Each Way:  (Rate is based on boat length overall)
Up to 30 Ft.                   $15.00 Ft.
31 to 40 Ft.             $25.00 Ft.
Over 40 Ft.                                                  $35.00 Ft.
Yawl or Ketch Rig – Add                       $10.00 Ft.
Rod Rigging – Add                                       $10.00 Ft.
Radar Units – Add                                 $30.00 Ea.
Unbend Sails/Canvas left on boat    Time Only


WINTERIZING


All pricing below assumes that  all equipment to be winterized is turn key and completely operable with no repair issues involved.  Any work additional repair work needed will be billed separately. We will not be responsible for any  non-running motors or systems submitted for winterizing. All holding tanks must be emptied by owner prior to Nichols winterizing any boat.


INBOARD MOTORS:

Winterize in Fall/Commission in Spring- includes run and check, change oil & filter. Check and or change transmission fluid as needed. Check and adjust fresh water cooling system, winterize raw water system. Fog gas motors, stabilize fuel system, apply corrosion inhibitor. Commission motor in spring. This service does not include a tune-up.

All Gasoline Engines and Generators     $350.00 Plus Materials
1-4 Cylinder Diesel Engines     $350.00 Plus Materials
6 Cylinder & Up Diesel Engines     $450.00 Plus Materials




OUTBOARD MOTORS:
Winterize In Fall/Commission In Spring includes run to temperature and fresh water flush, change lower unit gear oil, lubricate as needed, fog motor, apply corrosion inhibitor, Commission in spring.

1 - 10H.P   (Includes tuneup)  $275.00 Plus Materials
Over 10 H.P (Does not include tuneup)   $300.00 Plus Materials




OUTDRIVE SERVICE:
Includes fresh water flushing, removal from boat, Remove old zincs, split case, change lower unit gear oil, service water pump assembly, clean water passages and inlets, check and lube universal joints, reassemble case and pressure test to factory specifications. Install new zinc anodes. Store unit for winter and reinstall on boat in spring.

Mercruiser Alpha, Bravo, or OMC Cobra $350.00 ea. Plus Materials
Remove, Store & Reinstall Drive Only     $250.00 Includes Gaskets
Speedmaster, TRS, Older OMC, & Volvo Pentas    Time & Materials




WATER SYSTEMS:

Drain systems, add non-toxic antifreeze, drain in the spring and refill with fresh water.

Head             $65.00 Plus Materials
Holding Tanks$75.00 Plus Materials
Sink(s)   $25.00 Plus Materials
Showers $75.00 Plus Materials
Water Heaters$75.00 Plus Materials
Washdown System$60.00 Plus Materials
Icemakers      $75.00 Plus Materials
Air conditioners      $75.00 Plus Materials




SHRINK WRAP COVERS:

PLEASE NOTE: Shrink wrap is meant to be a temporary disposable cover. Like any other form of boat covering it does not have an indefinite lifespan nor is it totally impervious to water intrusion. Mold and or bubbling from long term storage can occur if it is not removed at least annually. Prior to your boat being wrapped you should remove your canvas covers from the boat. While our shrinkwrappers are as careful as possible, in cold weather  plastic isinglass windows can crack and old canvas, zippers and snaps can and do fail. Old and or marginal canvas products do not perform well in cold temperatures. Nichols will not assume any responsibility for any canvases or covers left on boats by owner or for any bubbling or damage to  hulls that are wrapped for any reason. Nichols like most other area marinas, utilizes an outside vendor to wrap boats and we have to work with their schedule. Snowfalls can and occasionally do occur before we can wrap all of the boats after hauling. When it does occur, we will wait until it melts off before resuming wrapping. If this is a concern, please present your boat for winter storage on or before October 15th.

Up to 25 Feet                 $17.50 Ft.
Over 26 Feet    $25.50 Ft.
Over 45 Feet                                                                                 $32.50 Ft.



BATTERIES:
We do not remove and store batteries over the winter season. Over the past several years, we have found that it is more economically feasible for our customers to replace any marginal batteries rather than remove, store and reinstall them.