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I have purchased a 38' boat in Florida, and need to transport it up to NY/NJ. Had intended to have it sailed, but would now like to have it trucked. Any recommendations for cost effective but reliable trucking services?

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I have purchased a 38' boat in Florida, and need to transport it up to NY/NJ. Had intended to have it sailed, but would now like to have it trucked. Any recommendations for cost effective but reliable trucking services?

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I have purchased a 38' boat in Florida, and need to transport it up to NY/NJ. Had intended to have it sailed, but would now like to have it trucked. Any recommendations for cost effective but reliable trucking services?

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yachtrader.com has shipping options, suggest you try one of their shippers.
Better prices in the fall. That's when all the trucks are travelling back empty after hauling a boat south for the winter cruising season.

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Try putting it on Uship.com and companies and individuals will bid on it. You can investigate and review the companies before and after you do anything. I have used them for motorcycle. You can see on map and prices, etc.
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Re: Truck delivery

Try these guys:
NJ Boat Hauler, All Aboard Marine Transport, Home Page

They hauled my 25' Catalina at the beginning of last season, and they were great. They came recommended by three different marinas in the area. Their prices were competitive with/better than most of their competition. The current owner sold the business to one of his employees a few years ago, who ran the business into the ground, and now the current owner is back. Before the business was sold, they were one of the largest boat movers on the East Coast. Best of all, from the description of your desired endpoint (NY/NJ area), they're going to be local at the end, so you aren't paying additional mileage fees.

Of course, if you use them, I'm going to ask for a finder's fee: a ride on your boat!

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Shipping a boat from FL to the Northeast is going to cost a small fortune.

At 38ft and depending on the width you may need multiple state permits and possibly escort vehicles if the boat is wide enough to be classified as an oversized load.
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Re: Truck delivery

Why not bring it up via the ICW? Time a problem? Hire a delivery captain.

I'd compare the cost of truck vs delivery. Don't forget decommission, recommission, haul out, packing, and broken missing stuff. For the delivery you got fuel, food, salaries, wear and tear.

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These people do a lot of boat moving..
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You will definitely have oversize permit fees in all states and escort vehicle charges in some states. Anything over 102 inches wide is oversize and that will only be able to move during the day. The truck alone won't be less than a couple bucks a mile at best.
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Re: Truck delivery

The concern I'd have with a captain is that it's an unproven boat. If it had been the OP's for 3 or 4 years, then I'd agree, the captain might be the easier route.

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