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Shipping a Boat to Another State

Your boat is very likely to be one of your most prized possessions. You treat it with great care and expect others who are on board to also treat it well. Shipping a boat, whether it’s to venture off to new, indigo waters or take it to a new home can require extensive research so that your investment, and prized possession, is taken care of properly.

By Land

You may think that hitching a boat onto a truck may be the easiest way to get the job done. However, this journey could cost thousands in gasoline, lodging, food, time off work and more.

Other factors like weather, road construction and traffic delays can also determine how long it will take you to personally drive your boat to its destination. If you’re unfamiliar with hauling a boat for a long distance, it is best to leave it to professionals. An experienced, accredited boating transport company can safely transport your boat. The carriers will also use their knowledge and resources to ensure that your vessel arrives on time.

By Sea

If you have decided to charter into new territory with your boat, such as the Caribbean or another U.S. coast, shipping a boat by sea may be a good option. Similar to shipping a vehicle, you may choose to use an enclosed container. However, there are also other options, such as the roll-on/roll-off method, which is common in international boat shipping. Roll-on/Roll-off involves minimal handling, no forklifts or having to get the vessel into a confined space. Ultimately, the size of your vessel may play a role in which method you choose for shipping.

Before you begin researching shipping a boat, make sure you have precise measurements and details of your vessel. Its length, height, modifications, damage, current location of the vessel and other pertinent information will be required for the most accurate quote possible.

American Car Transporters ships more than just motorcycles and cars, they are experienced and knowledgeable in shipping boats. If you need a boat shipper that delivers above and beyond your expectations, contact American Car Transporters. Your initial quote is free!

Call 855-238-4718 or fill out a contact form for a boat shipping estimate.

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