Frequently asked questions about
Boat and Yacht Transport
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Boat and Yacht Transport has access to the best boat and yacht transport drivers in the nation, as well as specialized trucks, trailers, and customized power units for powerboat and sailboat moving around the country.
We have the experience necessary to handle a variety of boat types and specialty logistics throughout the U.S., including Hawaii and Alaska, Canada and Mexico. Our agents are versed in logistics to make your boat transport and yacht hauling go smoothly. We are experienced shippers and ensure your boat is being transported with all the proper Operating Authority and Cargo/Liability Insurance Coverage to match the value of your boat while in transport. Once your driver is assigned, a Certificate of Insurance can be sent to the Owner.
First and foremost, boat and yacht transport is reliable, competent, and fully insured as the main reasons to choose us. We know who is moving your boat! Our drivers are the most experienced and competent drivers in the industry! As a special commodity boat and yacht transporter, our drivers take pride in their service and their safety records show it. Our goal is to deliver your boats express to their destination. We are a Florida Boat Transport company that moves boats all over the country, not just to and from Florida. Our boats move state to state, in state, out of the county, wherever you want your boat relocated.
All boat moves are expedited by experienced drivers specifically trained in the loading and handling of all types of boats. Our drivers’ combined experience working with DOT, permit agencies, marinas, boat yards, and ports offers better savings to you, by avoiding costly delays.
Our customers tell us that we consistently exceed expectations!
We coordinate with all parties in the scheduling of your boat and MAINTAIN communications! We WILL give you a fair quote! We WILL take and return your calls! We WILL show up to pickup and delivery your boat!
We provide fair, honest, and competitive boat moving quotes quickly and at no charge. We WON'T surprise you with fuel surcharges. OUR quote is all inclusive!
Boat and Yacht Transport provides a quote based on the information and specifications provided to us in your boat transport quote request. We include all costs necessary to move your boat (permits, escorts, pole-cars, insurance, tolls, ferry fees, port charges, route-surveys, customs clearance, documentation, trucking, and warehousing, if necessary). Call and talk to our staff about your boat move.
We listen to your needs and do our homework so you can budget appropriately!
As your total Domestic and International Transportation partner, we will arrange for building of cradles and shrink wrap to ship your boat anywhere in the world. We also offer international boat and yacht transporting service internationally worldwide. Our goal is to assist you in every aspect of your boat transportation needs. We’ll help educate, plan, and guide you thru the whole process of preparing your boat for transporting to bringing her to her new home!
How do you calculate the costs for a boat transport?
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you calculate the costs for a boat transport?
First of all we run the route needed to calculate miles. Then we figure out the miles that we will need a escort, if needed on. It really is simple math. At times we need to account for deadhead miles if the boat is not on the beaten path and factor that into the boat transport also.
Why are escorts needed for a boat transport?
All states have their own rules and regulations concerning the issuing of permits. All states are not the same. When a boat transporter applies for permits to transport a oversize boat through their state, the individual state issues the permit with conditions. The conditions may include escorts and how many are needed, curfews that will be in effect, police escorts if needed. As a boat transporter, we need to follow them to the letter.
How big of boat can be safely transported on the highway?
Generally speaking we have transported boats as large as 18 wide and 18 tall and 65000 lbs. Up in the north east this presents its own problems but if the boat falls into these parameters, the boat can be safely transported.
Do I need to have all the fuel out of the boat before it is transported?
No generally not. When the boat to be transported is a large boat, over 40ft or so. We like to have as much fuel out before it is transported for safety reasons and weight. Sail boats do not carry enough fuel to make this a problem.
Does my flybridge need to be removed be for it is transported?
Generally if a boat has a overall height of 13.6 or so, the flybridge will need to come off due to the costs involved in transporting a over height boat. But on short runs of say 500 miles or so, it is not cost effective to remove it. It would be better to transport the boat with it on and pay for a pole car to escort the boat.
Is it better to use a boat transporter directly or use a broker like yourself?
That is a very good question. First of all, there are good and bad brokers as there are good and bad transporters. A good boat transport broker will know the right transporter to do the job. We have already made the mistakes of using bad boat transport companies and we don’t use them again. They make our job very difficult, not to mention our reputation. The first question you should ask any broker is have you ever moved a boat yourself? A lot of brokers are .com companies with little to no experience transporting boats. That is why they generally take forever to get a quote done. They simply do not know all the state regulations etc. Nor do they know first hand what is involved in transporting boats across the nation. There are good and bad boat transporters as well. We as brokers have already figured out the good from the bad. We are the best of both because we own the trailers and our owner operators own the trucks so both parties have a pride of ownership for your boat transport haul.
Sincerely, The Team at Boat and Yacht Transport
in Sunny Florida!
David R. Cline, President
Boat and Yacht Transport Inc. | Boat Transport Inc.
: Boat and Yacht Transport is proud to serve the following states with boat transportation services
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.