Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
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The cost of moving a boat
There are a lot of variables. I shipped a 38 footer with a 12 foot beam (no special fees if the beam is 12 feet or less) from Maine to Maryland. I got a lot of prices all over the place. In my case I used a hydraulic trailer that could pick the boat up where she sat and save the loading costs.
If you can piggy back with another run. It saved about $1200 to have a boat making part of the return trip. I beleive my shipping costs were roughly $2100, which included half of the deadhead. Stepping the mast was roughly $200 but I had did all of the assembly, pinning, tapping, tuning, replacing light bulbs and adding new spreader lights and wiring myself.
I found that the cost of shipping within the US was not an issue if you were looking for a specific type of boat and you found a good price. Air fare and long distance added up as well ($350).