When it comes time to store a sailboat or a yacht, whether during the off-season or in preparation for seasonal maintenance and repairs, it is important to make sure that you have top quality boat stands to protect your vessel when it is out of the water. The Brownell Boat Stand System has revolutionized the way that boats have been stored for well over 50 years. In fact, Brownell invented the boat stand as we know it today. Choose from a variety of yacht stands, motorboat stands, and foldable sailboat stands, which are all designed to provide proper support and long-lasting durability for just about any type of boat.
The Brownell Boat Stand System has a unique space-efficient design, particularly with the stackable and foldable sailboat stands and similar stands for other types of vessels. This allows boat yards to store more boats per square foot to increase the amount of storage area and revenue available throughout the year. Brownell’s yacht stands and other boat stands have been proven over the years to be the fastest, easiest, safest, and most reliable method for storing boats out of the water. You can use them at boat yards, marina storage areas, indoor storage facilities, or in your backyard. Use the online Boat Stand Selector on the Brownell website to ensure that you have the right type and amount of stands required for the make and model of your vessel.
Components of the Brownell Boat Stand System
There are quite a few different types of top quality boat stands and accessories that you can use to support, stabilize and secure your sailboat or another kind of vessel when it is out of the water. Choose from a variety of sailboat stands, staging ladders, V-tops, TLC boat pads and plywood replacements, motorboat stands, maxi stands, safety chains, yacht stands, foldable sailboat stands, and boat stand blocks. Each type of stand and accessory provides a different benefit. However, with so many options available, it can be difficult to know which elements of the Brownell Boat Stand System you need for your vessel.
The Boat Stand Selector can be a big help. When you input the information about your vessel, including the make, model, and size, the program provides you with a list of options that will work best in your situation. You can also contact Brownell direct and speak with a representative or go to a local authorized dealer to learn more.
Brownell boat stands are divided into two different designs: power boat or motorboat and sailboat. While it might seem like a very obvious choice based on the type of boat that you own, the actual determination has nothing to do with motors and sails but is actually about the angle between the hull and the boat stand’s center pipe. The goal is to get the right type of top quality boat stands that will allow the threaded rod to enter the center pipe of the stand at a 90-degree angle to the hull of the boat. One example would be a motorboat that features a deep V-bow. It would require the use of sailboat stands at the bow and then motorboat stands at the stern to provide proper support with the Brownell Boat Stand System.
The Size & Number of Stands Required
Not only do you need to know the type of motorboat and yacht stands you require for your vessel’s make and model, but you also need to determine the proper size of stand that should be used. In addition, the type of boat that you own may require the use of additional stands beyond the basic minimum requirement. The Boat Stand Selector can also help you in this area, but you can still contact Brownell to speak with a representative directly if you have any questions. Once you get the configuration set for the type, size, and the number of top quality boat stands that you require, you will have a custom solution designed specifically for your vessel that will protect it while it is out of the water.
The size of the stands that are used to stabilize the boat and the size of the keel blocking supports that are used to support the weight of the boat are determined by completing a basic mathematic configuration. Just take the draft of the boat in inches, then add in the height of the blocking pile and subtract about six inches. The decision for the size of your foldable sailboat stands and motorboat stands depends on the goal of keeping a minimum amount of thread exposed on the top. For power boats, use a minimum of four stands for proper stabilization. For sailboats, a minimum of five stands should be used. However, in the case of sailboat or yacht stands, you may require an additional bow stand for a sailboat that has a full keel, to provide proper stabilization.
Get the Brownell Boat Stand System
For more tips on proper use, as well as video guides, product descriptions, and a complete manual for the Brownell Boat Stand System, visit our website. Taking time to learn about the different types of top quality boat stands and accessories ahead of time will make storing your boat or securing your vessel during maintenance a whole lot easier. Contact Brownell at 508-758-3671 to find an authorized dealer near you.