Which Kayak Storage System Is Best for You?

If you have a kayak (or multiple kayaks) you may be looking for a safe way to store it. There are several different ways to stores kayaks, some of which will be discussed shortly. Kayak storage options greatly depend on your location, the amount of space you have available, and the number of kayaks you own. Here are a few options you may want to look into.

Standalone Shelves

A standalone kayak shelf is usually made of wood and can hold up to 6 kayaks. Standalone shelves are great for storing your kayaks at cabins or lake houses. Not only are standalone shelves stylish, but they are also quite durable. Since they are made to be outdoors, most standalone shelves will do well being outside year-round. You can get a standalone shelf with room for anywhere from 4-8 kayaks. 

Ceiling-Hoisted Kayaks

If you are looking for a system to keep a kayak or two in your garage you may be interested in a hoisted kayak system. A ceiling-hoisted system allows you to mount your kayak and then with a two-point pulley system, lift it to where you need it to be in your garage. A hoisted system allows you to securely get it up and out of the way so that you can still use your garage the way you want to. Ceiling-hoisted systems work best for kayaks weighing up to 60 lbs. 

Dockside Racks

If you own your own dock, you may want a way to keep your kayak accessible, yet secure. There are dockside racks that allow you to store your kayak right on the dock, just out of the water, which keep them nice and out of the way. Once racked, they almost become like a little fence for your dock. Dockside racks are becoming extremely popular because of their ease and accessibility. 


No matter if you are storing inside or outside, you could use a rack of shelves to store single or multiple kayaks. You can buy a rack with as many shelves as you'd like. Racks can be used against the back of a house or within a garage for more covered storage. 

After you have considered exactly what you need in a kayak storage system, head to an outdoor recreation center or an online store to purchase your storage system. Keep in mind that you may need some help to install your system safely. You may want to ask a friend or family member to assist you.