Storm Policy

As every boater knows, storms and hurricanes are a drawback to boating. In the event NOAA has forecasted our area to experience a named tropical storm or hurricane and once we are in a “watch” the following policies will go into effect.

All boats on our docks and our moorings MUST be removed.
 It is your responsibility to have a plan.

All scheduled appointments will be canceled so we may prepare for the storm.

We will haul boats as long as it is safe to do so. We do not have a haul list. Hauling is on a first come, first serve basis.  

We will haul boats that go on their own trailers for the owner to take away or we will store the boats at our Smithneck lot.

We will haul out boats up to 25’ and take them to our Smithneck lot. 

We will not be leaving boats in our village lot.

We will not be able to handle sailboats in this circumstance.

For safety reasons: customers will not be allowed in the work area and parking in our lot will be limited to vehicles with trailers, tenants and staff. 

After the storm has passed, we will be launching as quickly as possible.

Davis & Tripp, Inc. is under no obligation to remove your boat from the water during a storm event. The planning is the sole responsibility of the boat owner.

We realize that this arrangement may not be convenient for everyone. However, we feel it is necessary to have a plan and to let you know what to expect from Davis & Tripp, Inc. in the event of a named storm.

Please contact us if you have any questions or need help planning.