Winter Storage

We realize that it’s a sad time of the year when your boat needs to come out of the water; but rest assured, Kennebunkport Marina provides winter boat storage and extensive winter services during those bitter months.

2013 Winter Letter

Our winter services include:

  • Inside heated storage
  • Shrink wrapping
  • Full winterization
  • Boat transport
  • Boat pickup from its summer location

Whether the task is as small as winterizing your kicker motor or as large as repowering your boat with a new engine and electronics , we’re here to get you through the cold winter months.


The winterization process for each type of engine is detailed below.

Outboard Winterization includes:

  • Drain & Fill Lower Unit
  • Remove & Inspect Propeller – Clean & Grease Shaft- Check for Line
  • Grease Steering & Engine Fittings as Required
  • Treat Fuel on Board & Run through the Engine
  • Flush Cooling System with Fresh Water
  • Clean & Lubricate Throttle & Shift Linkage
  • Run Fogging Oil through Engine
  • Spray Engine & Electrical w/Corrosion Inhibitor
  • Replace Fuel Filters
  • Change Oil & Filter if applicable

I/O and Inboard Winterization includes:

  • Treat Fuel and Run through System.
  • Run to Temp & Flush Cooling System with Fresh Water
  • Change Oil and Filter
  • Replace Fuel Filters
  • Test Permanent Antifreeze
  • Drain Raw Water Cooling System & Fill with Non-toxic Antifreeze
  • Run Fogging Oil through Engine
  • Clean and Lubricate Shift & Throttle Cables
  • Clean and Lubricate Steering Cable
  • Drain & Fill Drive Lube/transmission Fluid