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Re: Boat transport costs

Peniki, your best bet is always to CALL SOME MOVERS.

If they have to deadhead the load, take your boat and then return empty? That can double your cost. If you need it picked up on one specific date/time, that can add a big chunk to the cost. If you tell them "anytime between" and give them a two-week window, so they can use your boat to fill up an empty run, that can also CUT your cost dramatically. Busy time of year? Dead slow? All makes a difference.

So when you make the calls, be sure to ask up front "Is there anything I can do or change to lower that price?" and you may be surprised.

WHoever you use--make sure they are insured and licensed. Make sure to ask "Are there going to be ANY other charges?" and make sure to be there for the loading and unloading, so you can document any damages that may happen.
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