I have a sail boat sitting out of the water at a marina in Ontario. I could have put it in the water but later than usual by about a month due to covid restrictions. Marinas like every thing else were shut down and travel to Ontario from Quebec was for awhile shut down as well right when everyone works on their boats and gets them ready for spring launch. Once I could get to my boat in June, I elected to keep it out of the water along with about 25 % of the people with boats stored there. Why?, Because it was going to be a shitty season, going up the St Lawrence to Gananoque, Kingston etc despite being Canadian and and the boat being Canadian we travel in and out of US waters by the nature of the water ways, it was unsure if the Canadian 1000 island parks that we visit would be open or fully functional as well as Municipalité marinas we frequent in our summer travels. Add to that the thought that there will be a second fall covid wave and we might not be able to get back to the boat for haul out should they shut everything down again and it was a no brainer to give the season a miss. Costs are kind of irrelevant, in the water or out. All the costs of boat ownership remains the same, insurance mortgage ( if the boat is not free and clear), etc are constant. Out of the water storage however is cheaper than seasonal dockage and spring launch/ fall haul out fees are saved by not launching so there is a slight incentive to skip this year.