Last year, Key West, and the rest of Florida, had a rough hurricane season. Hurricane Irma hit the state as a Category 4 storm in September with 130 mph winds, and did some heavy damage and destroying homes, businesses, street signage, plants, boats, docks, marinas and more. Unfortunately, with each storm, we get reminded how important is to prepare in case another storm occurs. Hurricane season began June 1, but it’s never too early or late to begin planning and prepping for how you’ll handle the next hurricane that comes through.
Key West Harbour dealt with some damage from Irma, so we wanted to share with you some boat preparation tips for your boat, so it can have a better chance surviving the next big storm.
If you follow the above tips, you can help keep your boat safe before a storm! After a storm hits, check out your boat from top to bottom. Look for cracks and breaches. Contact your insurance company quickly, and do not make repairs on the boat until an adjuster evaluates the damage.
Looking for a safe place to store your boat? Visit our Key West Harbour page to learn more about our marina location. To contact our Key West marina, call 305-292-3121.