Best Boat Transport Companies & Cost

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Author: Steve Palmer

Updated: 08/12/2022

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Boat transportation basics

LO/LO Services ( Lift on Lift Off)

At Transportli we lower lifting slings from the vessel to the water. Through the use of divers, An Transportli serviceman secures the boat using its marked lifting points on the boat to the slings. This allows the crane to lift the boat safely from the water to the vessel. A cradle is positioned on the deck of the vessel waiting for the boat to be lifted onto it. Once lifting is completed Transportli secures the boat to the cradle and to the floor of the vessel with straps and chains to ensure a safe boat shipping.

Enclosed and open containers:

This is the most economical way to ship your boat as long as its size can fit in a container. Most liner vessels around the world today are full container vessels. If the boat your shipping fits the dimension of a standard 40’ container (39’5” long x 7’8” wide x 7’8” high)Elite Auto Movers and Logistics will ship it in a container. Note: These vessels are perfect for cargo that fits neatly into a standard or High Cube 20’ or 40’ containers. However, when shipping an oversize boat, we recommend that the manufacturer or owner will disassemble certain parts from the boat such an engines for smaller boats, arch, upper cockpit, Biminis and hard tops.

Can I ship inoperable boats?

Sure, you simply need to indicate that your boat is in inoperable condition. In this case shipping company will hire a trailer with winch to load your car.

Inoperable boats shipping cost is higher!

It will take some time and effort from the driver to load/unload your boat into the trailer. You should expect extra 10%-15% charge for inoperable car shipping.