Originally Posted by eitan44
I want to transport a keel stepped sailing boat (Caliber 33) by land.
Has anybody some experience with land transport within the US?
A company able to transport the boat without taking out the mast maybe?
Exactly how is the boat supposed to get under bridges, overpasses and power lines if the mast is still up? A Caliber 33 probably has a 38-40' mast, and very few roads have a vertical clearance of 50'+ for their entire length.
Brownell and several others can transport your boat for you, and you can e-mail or call them for price quotes. Being flexible on the pickup/delivery dates can often save you some money on the transport... You will probably need to pay for escort vehicles as your boat probably qualifies as a wide load in most states.
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