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 are invoiced storage fees regardless of any type of work being performed by either the Marina or Owner. Customers staying past the contract dates will be charged additional storage fees. Owner remains financially responsible for any and all expenses for storage and services until the boat is either removed from the marina by the owner or released from the agreement by Nichols in writing. 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 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. We do not discount or prorate racks. 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 $125.00 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 $17.50 Ft. Crane/Forktruck Service 125.00 Hr.
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
All Motor Tuneups. Time & Materials
Cosmetic Boat Care:
Wash, Compound & Wax Hull Sides Onlyto 25 Ft. $15.00 Ft. Includes All Materials Wash, Compound & Wax Hull Sides Only 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)
Yawl or Ketch Rig – Add $15.00 Ft. Rod Rigging – Add $15.00 Ft. Radar Units – Add $50.00 Ea. Unbend Sails/Canvas left on boat Time Only
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.
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 $400.00 Plus Materials 1-4 Cylinder Diesel Engines $400.00 Plus Materials 6 Cylinder & Up Diesel Engines $475.00 Plus Materials
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) $300.00 Plus Materials Over 10 H.P (Does not include tuneup) $375.00 Plus Materials
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 $375.00 ea. Plus Materials Remove, Store & Reinstall Drive Only $275.00 Includes Gaskets Speedmaster, TRS, Older OMC, & Volvo Pentas Time & Materials
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.
Over 45 Feet $32.50 Ft.
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.