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Transport cost 30 foot sailboat

I am currently looking around at 30 foot sailboats, ODay, Catalina, Pearson and S2, and am not finding anything in my area. But am finding a nice selection in Florida, California, Missouri, Rhode Island...You get the idea. Anyway we have a budget of $25,000 I am wondering how much of that is going to be consumed by transportation? Has anyone had a sailboat transported lately? What kind if "ballpark" costs am I looking at?

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I spent a little over $3200 to move a 31 foot boat 700 miles. I also had to pay for all tolls and permits.
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That is what I was guessing. How recent was that?
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That was in 2006.
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Not sure if this will help, but there is a website uShip - The Online Shipping Marketplace - Ship Freight, Furniture, Vehicles or Moves that you could get bids on. I have hauled a couple of 30 footers in the last year @ 3.75 per mile but with fuel prices being what it is now, would probably cost atleast 5.50 a mile. The rates did not include permits and tolls.
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What sort of permits are required?
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Many truckers move the boats on weekend, avoiding getting permits as most weight stations are closed on weekends. Some will still charge for the "permits".
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Most states require permits for loads over 102"

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What sort of permits are required?
Most states require an oversized/overwidth permit to move a boat that exceeds 102" in width. A permit is required even if the boat is only 1 inch wider. I just had to purchase permits from Texas and Louisiana to tow a 27 footer with a beam of 106". The Texas permit cost $60 and required a $10,000 bond. The Louisiana permit cost $10.

With budgets getting tighter by the hour, most states have increased inspections on towed equipment and are ticketing very heavily when a permit isn't on hand or filed incorrectly.
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I just moved a boat in Wisconsin. Five bucks a mile.
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Re: Transport cost 30 foot sailboat

can anyone tell me how much it would cost to ship a pearson 28 ft from NJ to lake lanier georgia,
would that include taking down mast, rigging etc.
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