Costs of trucking a boat?? - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Boat Review and Purchase Forum
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-03-2014
MedSailor's Avatar
Closet Powerboater
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Anacortes PNW
Posts: 2,471
Thanks: 76
Thanked 52 Times in 44 Posts
Rep Power: 7
MedSailor is on a distinguished road
Costs of trucking a boat??

Rather than just look locally, I'm looking all over on Yachtworld for the perfect boat. Problem is, I don't really know if a boat that is far away is a viable option or not.

I've heard shipping quotes ranging from $1-5/mile. A 5x spread? That's not very helpful... I also don't trust the "ship my boat" estimator on yachtworld. They would seem to have a vested interest in making shipping look cheap so that more boats are bought and sold.

Any potential boat would be shipped to near the Seattle area. Anyone know what it would cost to ship something from the SF bay area, San Diego, or Ft Lauderdale FL? I was thinking something that is 25,000lb or so, 13ft wide and 45 feet long.

Any good or bad shipping companies, or wisdom for those who have shipped a boat?

MedSailor
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


I have a sauna on my boat, therefore I win.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 03-03-2014
SloopJonB's Avatar
Senior Moment Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Vancouver B.C.
Posts: 10,665
Thanks: 56
Thanked 48 Times in 45 Posts
Rep Power: 4
SloopJonB will become famous soon enough
Re: Costs of trucking a boat??

In 2003 I had a Columbia 43 hauled from SF Bay to Vancouver. It cost $3800 or a little over $4/mile.

I don't know who said $1/mile - private people delivering a small boat they just sold charge that. That wouldn't even cover the fuel for a big truck these days.

Check with Dudley Transport (or Trucking) - they're in Everett IIRC. I used them and they were great - totally recommend them. There's a titling office in Anacortes I used as well who were also great.

From Florida you're going to be well into 5 figures I think.

There are sites on the web where truckers bid on jobs - might be worth checking out to see what they are bidding for similar loads/distance.

Just checked - they moved.

http://www.dudleyboats.com/index.html
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.

Last edited by SloopJonB; 03-03-2014 at 05:58 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 03-03-2014
BoatyardBoy's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: NOLA
Posts: 221
Thanks: 86
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 2
BoatyardBoy is on a distinguished road
Re: Costs of trucking a boat??

I had my Kaufman 47 shipped from Alameda, CA to New Orleans, LA in Jan. I was quoted for just under 9k to ship it. It was another 3-4k for the marina over there to prep it for shipping. So you are looking at the worst case from Seattle from FL, you may have to figure another grand for the extra distance maybe. I used J Daniel Marine transport, great people to work with and they send you awesome picture updates along the way. Costs of trucking a boat??-uploadfromtaptalk1393887406147.jpg

Dudley transport was close in price too, but the schedule didn't work out. Buy they were good people as well.

Sent from my HTC6500LVW using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 03-03-2014
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 8,846
Thanks: 10
Thanked 131 Times in 117 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Minnewaska will become famous soon enough Minnewaska will become famous soon enough
Re: Costs of trucking a boat??

There a many costs involved with trucking a boat, beyond a simple mileage charge. Permits, tolls, chase vehicles, etc. They all depend on the size of the boat and the roads to be traveled. Then add all deck prep work, along with stepping the mast and retuning the rig. The bigger boats may need there keel dropped too. It adds up.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 03-03-2014
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 29
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
tdoster is on a distinguished road
Re: Costs of trucking a boat??

Every transport is different. Some boats are going to be more or less than others and it depends on how much you want/can do yourself on both sides to decommission and recommission the boat on the other end. Beam, height and weight are the biggest considerations. US Boat Haulers is the best I have used and can do as little or as much as you need. Welcome to US Boat Haulers

uship is a great place to get an idea of how much it will be to ship your particular boat, but keep in mind that some of the quotes may come from brokers and not the actual shippers. I do recommend that you work directly with a shipper instead of a broker.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 03-03-2014
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 34
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 0
hotdogs is on a distinguished road
Re: Costs of trucking a boat??

I'm going to echo the comments about $1/mile being impossible. That will cover the driver or the fuel, but not both. After fixed costs, profit, etc. you are probably looking at something closer to $5/mile.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 03-03-2014
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 835
Thanks: 2
Thanked 21 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 2
benesailor is on a distinguished road
Re: Costs of trucking a boat??

Find a hauler that you are comfortable with. Call the big marinas in the areas you are considering and get their opinion! They know who the bad ones are.
I shipped from Palm Beach to NY. Can't remember the shipper; they were TOTAL idiots. The truck driver had no idea how to ship a boat. 350 lbs, could'nt climb a ladder. His assistant knew a little. I litterally packed it on the trailer. 4 of us carried the mast onto the trailer. The guys in the marina were pissed. What was i to do? all ready had the boat out and taken apart. Money committed. The boat showed in one piece with no issues except covered in diesel soot and some scuffs on the bottom from the pads.

I packed and unpacked, unstepped and stepped it. $8k ($5.70 a mile) for the trip. Costs extra coming into NY as they need an escort vehicle. They also had restrictions on what time they could drive thru cities and night time travel. Cost another $1k for picking/placing on trailer/stepping/unstepping mast. Crackerboy Boat works were champs during the whole thing.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 03-03-2014
jrd22's Avatar
Courtney the Dancer
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Juan Islands., WA, USA
Posts: 3,816
Thanks: 3
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 14
jrd22 will become famous soon enough
Re: Costs of trucking a boat??

My son had his Bayfield 36 (LOA 41', beam 12', app. 20,000 lbs) shipped from NC to Anacortes, WA about a year ago, I think it was around $11-12K just for trucking. He got a lot of quotes from Uship that were cheaper but it turned out that most of them were planning to haul it with a 1-ton pickup truck. He decided to use Dudley on my recommendation because I know the owner, but it didn't turn out very well. Apparently Dudley is basically out of the business (or maybe he sold it) and they turned the job over to another company. There was some serious damage to the hull because it was loaded incorrectly and no one would stand behind it (Dudley flat out said they didn't ship it so they weren't liable even though they were the company my son contracted with). Had to eat the repair bill after a lot of hassle. I wouldn't recommend Dudley, unless under new management.
__________________
John
SV Laurie Anne

1988 Brewer 40 Pilothouse

Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 03-03-2014
SloopJonB's Avatar
Senior Moment Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Vancouver B.C.
Posts: 10,665
Thanks: 56
Thanked 48 Times in 45 Posts
Rep Power: 4
SloopJonB will become famous soon enough
Re: Costs of trucking a boat??

That's a shame, both for your son as well as the news - they were great to me - a seamless experience at a good price.

Another one bites the dust.

Does it seem to you that companies that change hands seldom, if ever, improve, only deteriorate?
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 03-03-2014
jimgo's Avatar
Asleep at the wheel
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,916
Thanks: 71
Thanked 108 Times in 106 Posts
Rep Power: 3
jimgo is on a distinguished road
Re: Costs of trucking a boat??

If you're on the east coast, especially in the northeast, try NJ Boat Hauler, All Aboard Marine Transport, Home Page. I used them and was very pleased. Good prices, the guy had moved a LOT of sailboats before, and he was an amazing driver. I still can't believe he got his truck into the lot where the boat was, and that he was able to get my boat out without hitting anything. Really impressive!
__________________
- Jim
Home: Western Philly 'burbs
1980 Allmand 31
1975 Albacore 15


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trucking the boat Cruisingdad General Discussion (sailing related) 41 02-12-2008 07:55 PM
Trucking boat across Tehuantepec empresa General Discussion (sailing related) 2 09-23-2007 03:59 PM
trucking a boat? deckhanddave General Discussion (sailing related) 1 01-05-2007 10:23 PM
Shipping..er.trucking costs octanetwilight Boat Review and Purchase Forum 18 09-04-2006 01:09 PM
Trucking a boat north aphil138 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 04-16-2003 06:42 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:37 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.