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Lake Oconee Winter Boating: We’ve Got You Covered (Literally)

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019  |  admin  |  Lake Living


Fall is upon us here at Harbor Club, and we’re looking forward to the winter season. Living where we do, it’s easy to see how fortunate we are to be in this beautiful part of the country. Our location boasts a wonderfully temperate climate, thus giving us the privilege of enjoying four distinct seasons and several outdoor activities all year round. For some die-hards, that holds true for boating on Lake Oconee — even during the winter months. Whether you’re a year-round boater or not, our Boathouse Marina is the perfect place for handling all of your winter boating needs. Here’s why:

Full-service marina

The Boathouse Marina is open year-round from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on weekends and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekdays (closed Tuesdays). Its services and amenities include boat rentals, dry stack boat storage, shrink wrapping, a convenience store, multiple boat ramps, valet assistance, and boat fueling with ethanol-free gasoline. Harbor Club members receive a 10-percent discount on fuel. The store is fully stocked with items such as soft drinks, beer, wine, ice, milk, eggs, sunscreen, nautical supplies, and more.

Dry stack boat storage

Our on-site dry boat storage facility has recently added a brand new second building. With up to 300 covered dry storage spaces, our facility is now the largest on Lake Oconee. What’s more, the new building has multiple rack heights to accommodate higher-profile watercraft. It’s perfect for offshore fishing boats, center console boats with T-tops, wakeboard boats, and ski boats with tow-towers. There are significant advantages to dry-stack storing your boat. One, it dramatically minimizes UV damage to your boat’s upholstery and gel coat from the sun. Two, it eliminates the need to transport your boat to and from Lake Oconee by a trailer. Three, it protects your boat from harsh weather conditions. Annual rentals of our dry storage slips are available to both Harbor Club property owners and all surrounding Lake Country residents.

Boat detailing and shrink wrap services

When it’s time to put the boat up for winter, we offer shrink-wrapping services to keep your watercraft even better protected during the chilly months of non-use. Shrink wrapping is a strong and durable option for keeping the elements out of your boat. It offers a much tighter seal than a typical boat cover can provide. It’s superior because it prevents scratches, and mold growth (since it’s translucent), and it ensures that water will not seep into any cracks. Our team at the marina is happy to clean and detail your boat before shrink-wrapping it so that, come spring, it’ll instantly be pristine and seaworthy.

The Boathouse Restaurant

The Boathouse Marina is located just outside our gate at 3991 Walker Church Road. It is on the Richland Creek side of Lake Oconee, which is renowned for the clearest waters on the lake. It is only about three miles north of the Ritz-Carlton Lodge, by boat.

Contact us for more information about our marina services.

We look forward to seeing you at The Boathouse Marina this winter and beyond.