Boat Winterization & Storage in Kansas City

Blue Springs Marine is the Kansas City Area's choice for all your boat’s needs for winterization and storage each year. We provide our customers with the best service and price on all our winterization services. We are equipped with factory-certified technicians who use only factory-approved OEM products in all winterizations performed. When you think winterization, we want you to think Blue Springs Marine!

This year we will be offering a full menu of boat winterization, storage and detailing to make sure your boat is ready for the winter and the 2022 boating season.

Winterization Options

Below are the price ranges for the different winterization services varied by your exact horsepower. As a reminder to complete boats faster, we are doing all drop offs by appointment. Please contact Tina in service at 816-229-3366 by text or phone, or email her at to schedule your service today. We also do limited on-water winterization and lake pickups for storage.

  • Winterization
    - Outboards 2-stroke                 $99-$195
  • - Outboards 4-stroke                $219-$399
  • - Jet (PWC)                               $209-$319 per engine
  • - Stern drive                              $189-$529
  • - In-Boards                                Not offered at this time
  • Storage
    October through March storage for boats dropped off at Blue Springs Marine and includes storage, shrink-wrapping, battery charge in spring and a basic interior wipedown before pickup.
    - Outdoor with shrink wrap                               $1295

    October through March storage for boats picked up/returned to Greater Kansas City Metro Lakes and includes storage, shrink-wrapping, battery charge in spring and a basic interior wipedown before delivery.
    - Outdoor with shrink wrap                             $1575
  • Detailing
    - Bottom cleaning/log wash                   $315-$385
    - Interior detailing                                   $350-$385 
    - Exterior wax                                         $350-$459
    - Carpet wash                                        $140-$175

Blue Springs Marine provides on water, lake winterization services for the following Kansas City lakes, Tapawingo, Lakewood, Blue Springs Lake, Jacomo, Lotawanna, Longview, Raintree, Winnebago, Quivera, Smithville, Weatherby, Wacomus, and Gardner Lakes. We winterize all outboard brands including Evinrude, Johnson, Mercury, Yamaha, Mariner, Suzuki, and Force. We winterize all brands of sterndrive engines including Mercruiser, Volvo Penta, and OMC.

Winterization Myths

"I kept it in my heated building."

"I kept it in the caves that stays warm."

"I kept it in my garage."

Winterization has nothing to do with where you store your boat.  In warm climates, what we call winterization is called long term storage.  Every boat MUST be properly winterized to avoid potential damages from sitting long term as wells as the cold conditions.  Every spring we get a few boats in with freeze damage because their heated space had a power failure or we had an ice storm that caused power failure.

Winterization is CHEAP insurance.

An un-winterized stern-drive will sit with lake water in it all winter, rusting and corroding the water passages.  Over time this will cause blockages from rust deposits in those passages making your engine run hotter.  Un treated fuel will start failing in 45-60 days risking fuel system damages.  I challenge any boater to ask their fellow boating friends and you will find at least one that has had fuel related damages to their boat due to bad gas.

Many people skip changing their drive lube each season. This should be done each season to remove the old oil and any water that has seeped into the system. The gear case is the main part that is below water 100% of the time during use. If you have a small seal failure or get fishing line wrapped around your propeller shaft it will damage the seals allowing water into your system. Every spring we see cracked gear cases due to water freezing inside the drive. Getting your boat ready for spring and dewinterizing it is also essential. Check out our tips on how to get your boat ready for the warm weather! 

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