Carefree Winterization

Carefree Winterization

Our attention to detail during winterization and recommission is unsurpassed...Bridge Marina focuses on comprehensive professional services backed with a strong reputation developed from decades of experience. Let our team assemble a service package that focuses on all the services you and your boat require to have a carefree experience so you can relax while we take care of the hard work.

Why should you Winterize your boat with Bridge Marina?

Bridge Marina’s location, facility, services, staff, and certifications are what sets us apart from others:

  • Our Winterization service includes a FREE 75+ POINT INSPECTION that reviews the condition of critical components on your boat, engine, accessories and trailer.
  • We utilize Mercury/Quicksilver/Volvo fluids and parts, -100º F antifreeze products, and heavy duty shrink wrap materials and provide THE MOST thorough engine winterization process in Lake Hopatcong.
  • We are Lake Hopatcong’s ONLY "Clean Marina," certified by the New Jersey DEP. We have voluntarily taken great measures to limit our service department’s impact and protect our lake’s fragile environment.  
  • Bridge Marina is nationally recognized as “MARINA OF THE YEAR” twice – we are the ONLY marina in New Jersey to ever receive such national recognition. 
  • Bridge Marina is also a local award winner – we are the Daily Record Reader’s Choice winner year after year, as well as an award winner from Lake Hopatcong News and Reviews as “Best Marina.” 

Our Winterization Service Menu is below.  Please fill out the Winterization Service Request form or contact us at (973) 663-1976 to get your boat serviced with Bridge Marina, the state's only freshwater certified Clean Marina by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Winterization Services and Materials

Delivery or Pick Up: Up to 10 miles, by land or water.  ($4.00/mile thereafter, add $65 for use of marina trailer, local use only)  $95           

Boat Haul Out: Interior preparation for winter, removal of dock lines, and removal of your boat from water.   $45                 

Bottom Clean: Lake residue removed by power and acid wash from water line down.  $9/ft  

Engine Winterization: The safest and most thorough engine winterization available! Your engine is drained of water and any sediment, flushed with rust inhibiting antifreeze, and then drained of antifreeze and any remaining sediment. Fuel system stabilized, carburetor and combustion chambers protected for winter, all fluids reviewed and topped off, all points lubricated on the engine, stern drive and more, all electrical points protected, and battery disconnected for the winter. Complimentary 75+ Point Inspection & Report included at no charge creating a detailed report of vital mechanical and electrical points on your boat & trailer.   

  • Outboards motors, PWCs, and Jet Boats ($115), Stern drive/inboard engines ($155)               

Trailer Service: Grease wheel bearing fittings, lubricate winch, jack & coupler, clean light connector, check
tire pressure, and check brake fluid                                                

  • One axle ($25), Two axle ($30), Three axle ($40)

Oil Change: Recommended every fall before storage to assure your engine is stored with clean fluids, and to assure maintenance is kept on schedule.  Add $75 for synthetic premium oil.

  • 4-cyl inboard/outboard (i/o) ($110)
  • 6-cyl i/o or 4stroke outboard to 90HP ($125)
  • 8-cyl i/o 5.0-5.7L ($135)
  • 4stroke outboard less than 90HP ($120)
  • 4stroke outboard 90-200HP ($130)  
  • 4stroke outboard 200+HP ($155)
  • 8-cy i/o 8.1L ($170)

Fuel filter replacement: Suggested each fall to assure contaminants removed from fuel system.  Replace of (1) standard spin-on type fuel filters or (1) standardin line fuel filters. (Additional charges apply for certain model or multiple filters). $45    

Lower Unit Service: *Our Basic Service, recommended each fall, includes removal and replacement of lower unit gear oil; this assures storage with clean fluids and clean fluids to start out next spring. **Add Our Premium Service, which is recommended every 3 years; stern drive removed; u-joints/spline greased, alignment & interior bellows inspected (re-alignment/gimble replace additional), all points greased, new gaskets applied and stern drive reinstalled.   

    *Basic Service:  Single Propeller i/o or ob: ($90), Duo Propeller i/o ($105)                                                                          

    **Add Premium Service:   Alpha/Volvo SX ($110), Bravo single prop ($135), Bravo/Volvo dual prop ($160)  

Water systems or AC or Water Heater: Draining of water and flushed with non-toxic biodegradable antifreeze.  $75 ea

Toilet/Holding tank: Winterize with non-toxic biodegradable antifreeze. (+$85 for any black water drain, disposal,sanitize.) $35 ea

Shrink Wrap: We will prepare your vessel’s interior for winter, build a strong winter frame, install mildew bags in your interior, and then install heavy duty shrink wrap to keep winter elements out. Finally, a set of vents are installed to help moisture escape.  Priced by vessel type & actual overall length.

  • Runabout ($11/ft)  
  • Pontoon or Tower boat ($12/ft)
  • Cabin cruiser ($14/ft)       
  • PWC ($125ea)

Fuel: Tanks should be left near full or near empty.  We will add treated ValvTect Marine Fuel to fill your tank.  Market price.   

Block boat: For boats without trailers; your boat is carefully set on cribbing.  $70 (add $50 if over 23 ft or larger and triple toons)  

Winter Storage: Secure storage on our fenced, secure property through 4/15.  $20.00/ft (PWC $230ea)

Ready to schedule your winterization service? 

Please fill out the Winterization Service Request form or call us at (973) 663-1976 to get your boat serviced with Bridge Marina.  We are centrally located on Lake Hopatcong… so drop your boat by land or water, or have us come pick it up from your dock or driveway.  We're here to make winterization as easy and carefree as possible!

We're Lake Hopatcong's Award-Winning Marina

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Nationwide Marina of the Year

Nationwide Marina of the Year

Nationally Recognized 2010 Marina of the Year by Marina Dock Age Magazine.

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TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence

TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence

Recognized by TripAdvisor® for superior service

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Industry Certified Dealership

Industry Certified Dealership

Proud to be a Marine Industry Certified Dealership

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Certified Clean Marina

Certified Clean Marina

The first and only fresh water Clean Marina in New Jersey.

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Nationwide Marina of the Year

Nationwide Marina of the Year

Nationally recognized 2011 Marina of the Year by ValvTect marine fuel.

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Marine Trades Association of NJ

Marine Trades Association of NJ

Member and Board of Directors Member, Marine Trades Association of New Jersey

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Association of Marine Industries

Association of Marine Industries

Board of Directors Member, Association of Marine Industries

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American Boat & Yacht Council

American Boat & Yacht Council

Member, American Boat & Yacht Council

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Best Marina of Lake Hopatcong

Best Marina of Lake Hopatcong

Lake Hopatcong News & Reviews 2011 Best of Lake Hopatcong winner.

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Best Outdoor Amusement

Voted Best Outdoor Amusement in 2014, 2015 by the Daily Record

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