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Can anyone ballpark me what it would cost to ship a boat from Florida to Minnesota?

12000 Disp
Beam 12ft

Not over 13ft high...

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My ship cost as of a few months ago on my 400 was $5,500, Texas to Fl. I guess you will be looking at about 6,000. Maybe $7,000. Of course, I am just guessing. Your beam and weight is smaller... but I doubt that will make that much of a difference since you will still fill up the low-boy. You better count on 2k for dropping, packing, and re-stepping the mast too.

Here are some numbers. I neither reccomend nor advise against using them. Just contacts I have called/used in the past:

Integrity: 800-524-5578, I think the contact I used was Richard.

American Boat Company: 800-828-336. Ask for Bev, I think.

Anchors Away: 941-518-5770. Ask for Joe.

Cam Transport: (800) 646-0292. Ask for Shawn.

Remember that not all trucking companies are created equal. CHECK THEIR INSURANCE!!!! Better make sure they cover you, plus some. Call to make sure their insirance is valid. Some companies will take out the policy to get the certificate (to show unsuspecting yachtsmen), then turn around and cancel it. I think all of these guys are legit. Also, you might be able to save some cash if your dates are flexible and you can catch them dead-head.

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Why don't you call these guys and ask. Brownell Systems.

The 12' beam is going to hurt... a lot.. that means that it has to have the little escort vehicles and is considered a wide load in every state... so you need to get permits for it, in every state it has to pass through.
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Sd,

You are wrong... it is 11' feet, 11 and 31/32 inches. (smile). You think those monkeys at the weigh stations can measure across a boat?? They can't even read a tape measure.

PS I have NEVER had an escort. All my boats were luckily just within the limits... no matter what the state!!!
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The limit for wide load in most states is a meager 9'... for anything over 10' I believe they need an escort vehicle. In some whacked states, the limit is only 8' 6".
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SD,

You weren't listening. Like I said before, I am 9 feet, 11 inches, and 31/32... or was it 63/64....

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And I will guarantee you my 400 and 380 were WAYAYYYYYYYY over, well, anyways... what I mean was just under 10 feet!
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Something just popped into my mind: My F-350 and my Dodge 2500 would both pull that. A little tough on the Dodge at 13k, but the F-350 was right at 18 or 19k. Got any friends with a F-350? See if you could rent a traile?? Just a thought.

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I think you just confused yourself.. you're certainly confusing me..
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I would guess you could save yourself some money by off loading at Chicago and sailing it the rest of the way. That would knock off a day of transit time, and give you a good excuse for a vacation. (Providing of course it's seaworthy)
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