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Best Canoe Storage Ideas

Canoe storage is critical, not only for the offseason to protect your boat, but because space is limited and there's no easy place to stow it away! Fortunate for you, you're not the first to encounter this and there are a variety of canoe storage ideas and products to choose from.

Below you'll see canoe storage ideas ranging from wall racks to hoister systems to canoe covers and more. Each of these products below are paddler-favorites, but there are even more to choose from in the Canoe Storage gear guide.

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Canoe Storage Ideas for 2021

Hoister Storage System — 75-200 lb Load

Harken Hoisters store your canoe or kayak overhead, freeing up valuable wall and floor space. The patented block-and-tackle system lifts all points evenly to keep a boat stable and balanced. An integrated, self-locking cleat engages automatically if you let go of the rope. Systems include stainless steel pulleys and metal buckles - everything needed for fast installation.

  • Material Description: Stainless steel hardware and braided polyester rope for strength

Additional Attributes

  • Maximum Load: 200 lbs.
  • Minimum Load: 75 lbs.
  • 4 Lifting Points; up to 200 pounds
  • Mechanical Advantage 8:1

Hoister Storage System — 75-200 lb Load Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
(41 Consumer Reviews)

I bought the 90 lb system and…

I bought the 90 lb system and it is awesome once you get it up and adjusted correctly. This was much more work than I expected it to be. Now that it's done I'm very happy wit… read full review

I purchased the 2 point…

I purchased the 2 point Harken Hoister system that can lift up to 60 pounds. There was a little work in getting it set up. If you followed the directions though, it wasn't … read full review

These are the way to go, if…

These are the way to go, if you have the ceiling space. I have three Harken Hoisters in my garage. One holds a 16' canoe, another holds a 14' sit on top kayak, and the thir… read full review

Universal Flat Rack


Maximize the number of boats you can store on a wall with our original "shelf" approach as featured in the photo. This kayak and SUP flat rack suspends watercraft on straps for the ultimate in protection. This kayak storage rack also makes an exceptional canoe and surfboard shelf!

Additional Attributes

  • Suspension Strap System eliminates pressure point and protects against hull distortion.
  • Rectangle Steel Tubing allows secure flush mounting to wall
  • Compatible with Free-Standing Frames
  • Extends 33" from the wall, Height 15” on wall
  • Holds watercraft up to 34" wide, however boats up to 36” may be stored if a 2x4 is mounted between Flat Rack and wall
  • Powder-coated rectangular steel tubing for secure flush mount
  • Safety straps securely hold your boat or SUP in place
  • Great for indoor and outdoor use
  • Stores boats up to 125 lbs
  • Moves easily between multiple storage locations with use of Quick Release Wall Bracket

Universal Flat Rack Reviews

(0 Consumer Reviews)

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Universal Portable Boat Stands

Take these stands anywhere - it is great for washing and rigging your boat or a portable storage rack! Ideal for all boats, fishing kayaks, sea kayaks, rec boats, canoes, rowing shells, Hobie's and more.

Available in 2 sizes:

Small: Stands 18” tall, Platform size 14" x 16" - $64.95

Large: Stands 23” tall, Platform size 15" x 20" - $84.95

Included in box: 2 boat stands in a handy Mesh Carrying Bag

  • Material Description: Corrosion resistant aluminum and powder coated in Suspenz safety yellow

Additional Attributes

  • Stands firmly on uneven ground
  • Compact and lightweight
  • No assembly required, just open and go
  • Folds up into compact black mesh carry bag
  • UV-resistant webbing suspends boats to eliminate pressure-point distortion
  • Outdoor or Indoor use
  • Holds boats up to 100 lbs.

Universal Portable Boat Stands Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(6 Consumer Reviews)

I have the smaller size…

I have the smaller size because it high enough off the ground to work on my kayak then is low enough to sit in a chair and work on it. Not that there is a whole lot to work o… read full review

Excellent Product and Customer Service

Suspenz has solved our kayak storage issue with the universal Boat Stands. Our garage is not large enough for our tandem, and we do not have wall rack options. These stands k… read full review

The Suspenz Universal…

The Suspenz Universal Portable Boat Stands are a simple solution to a complex problem. Where can I store my kayak to keep it out of the harsh winters in Northeast Ohio? The… read full review

Ranger Canoe Cover

Danuu Covers extend the life of your craft by protecting it from the elements and harmful UV rays! These covers are made with a standard of quality that is higher than anyone else and are shown repeatedly to be the best in their class.
The covers are durable and convenient, simply drape it over your craft and cinch the straps for a custom fit. Perfect storage solution for those without the ability to keep their boat inside a garage or shed - also provides unsurpassed protection while traveling.

  • Material Description: Reinforced polyester weave, coupled with water resistance, UV protection and breathable

Additional Attributes

  • Length: 14 ft. - 16 ft. 6 in. (up to 5.03 meters)
  • Width: 76 in. (193 cm)
  • Fully Adjustable for Custom Fit
  • V-loops along edges for additional strapping points
  • 100% Polyester (UV-resistant)
  • Reinforced seams and cross stitching at all pressure points
  • Light weight fabric with high tech meshing - durable and convenient
  • No metal parts that rust
  • Easy on/off design
  • Water repellent
  • Attached FlagBag adds safety in transport/doubles as convenient storage
  • One-year warranty on manufacturing defects

Ranger Canoe Cover Reviews

(0 Consumer Reviews)

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Super Duty Big Catch™ Work Stations

Only stand in industry wide & strong enough to support today’s bigger boats.

Additional Attributes

  • Perfect working height for “Yak” at 30" tall
  • 33" wide platform designed for fishing kayaks
  • Heavy duty construction provides solid and stable base for rigging
  • Weight capacity: 350 lbs
  • Strong oversize 6061-T6 aluminum with stainless steel hardware
  • Boat rests on removable canvas slings and rubber padding
  • Non-slip rubber feet

Super Duty Big Catch™ Work Stations Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(1 Consumer Reviews)

I use the work station to…

I use the work station to hold a 16'8" GRB solo canoe, and an Epic 18 kayak. The station is easily large enough and secure enough to handle each boat, and I can rotate the bo… read full review

Utility Wall Cradles

Economically sized, these bad boys get your boats, ladders, fishing poles and gear up off the ground, and on the wall, helping you keep your garage clean and organized.

  • Material Description: 1in. stock powder-coated steel, Foam padding

Additional Attributes

  • 1in. stock powder-coated steel
  • Foam padding
  • Mounting hardware included
  • Sold in pairs
  • Compatible with Cradle Lock
  • Dimensions: 10.75in H x 13in D

Utility Wall Cradles Reviews

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