|Yachts, Boats & Watercraft|
YACHT SHIPPING & BOAT TRANSPORT
Whether you’re buying a boat at auction or transporting a yacht you already own, we handle all facets of shipping.
Boats can be loaded wharf-to-wharf, water-to-water, or a combination, let us know your unique boat transportation requirements and we can advise on the most appropriate shipping method.
YACHT SHIPPING, BASIC FACTS
Whether your yacht is a 60' cruiser or a 26' trailer boat will greatly influence the complexity of the shipping process. Boat transport is a very specialized field and it’s important to talk about best practices and pitfalls that need to be avoided. We take care of all the red tape like customs and port formalities, including arranging lifts and cradles for transport.
However there are certainly some common procedures in boat transport and yacht shipping, especially when transporting them over land:
• Consider the dimensions of your yacht, can anything be removed to make it smaller? Can the bowsprit, keel, flybridge and radar arches be removed? Many items can be removed with a few hours labour and can considerably lower the freight cost.
• If it’s not on a trailer it will need a cradle. We can build a custom cradle for your yacht of the best quality at a reasonable price.
• If possible it’s best to avoid water lifts at the port because they’re very expensive. If your boat can be made low enough for the road, it’s better to lift out a close marina and then we an truck it to port. This is not always possible depending on the size of the yacht you have.
If you haven’t bought your yacht or boat yet then we advise you talk to us first. We can give you a ball park figure for cost and look into any compliance issues you may face.
Different countries have different rules and regulations about boat transport & importing/exporting yachts and we can point you in the right direction.