SD - I did have a Northeast Maine boat hauler bring the boat to me, from below Cape Cod, to Fredericton, NB (3 hours N of Bangor). It was about $1800 US, and their trailer was able to pick it off stands, and put it back on them again. If any of the local boat movers here had that type of trailer, I would pay them to do it. (Am pretty sure they can't do it) However, to pay a mover to drive 4 hours to get the boat,m and then another 4 further to transport it, would, I believe be cost prohibitive.
Rewell - I figured that I would be maxing out the truck, but wondered if it would be OK, if we took it easy - mostly highway driving. I could pay someone to use a 1 ton, or more if necessary.
Cam - I think the law is pretty close to that here as well