Several factors will usually influence the cost of transporting your boat from one location to another. Depending on the size of your both, different options can be available. Preparing your boat for transport is one of the most vital steps to ensuring a successful boat transport without any delays.
When it comes to cost, don’t always expect the lowest prices when choosing a good boat transport company, even though this might be tempting. Sometimes, the brokers (middle man) will quote a rate which involves smaller amount of money just to lure you, but beware that during such transactions additional rates may be covered which you were initially unaware of; sometimes this might be frustrating. Thus it is best to make a proper consultation with the boat transport companies around and choose the best rates most affordable to you before doing business, though it may be good to bear in mind that boat transport involves considerable amount of money.
Also consider choosing boat transport companies that cover all additional services (such as loading and offloading, cradling or cargo lifting and so on) in the freight rate. This will save you the cost of extra expenses that may be incurred.
When shipping your boat internationally, it’s important to choose the appropriate mode of transportation to ensure it arrives on time and at the right cost. Your decision to ship by land, sea, or air depends on a careful evaluation of the weight, length and beam of your boat. Picking the best possible mode of transportation is critical to export success.
Shipping by road is a method of boat transport used worldwide, usually accomplished using large trailers. It is more economical for a single shipment to utilize the space and resources of a single motor carrier. Carrier company providers generally charge a ‘per mile’ rate, which can vary depending on distance, size of the boat being shipped, equipment, and service times. Some companies work with brokers to receive larger discounts. Others save money by delivering the boat directly to a carrier terminal, which eliminates various surcharges associated with picking up the delivery from its point of origin. However this method is limited because there is a maximum boat that is allowable on the trailer.
International transportation of boats is most often carried out by sea. If you are moving a large shipment that does not require an especially fast delivery, sea transport is the most economical option. There are a largevariety of specialized ships that can accommodate everything from medium to large boats. The type of cargo ship used to transport your boat depends on the size of the boat you are shipping. Transit times can vary depending on specific port locations, but a shipment moving from a European port to a United States port generally takes 10-12 days depending on port delays, nautical and weather conditions.