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towing and trailer questions

Hello, does anyone know how one might go about towing a boat to the belearics.

Im wanting to tow a 24m cabin cruiser to ibiza, is parking provided for trailers at ports is there a charge?

Has anyone had any similar experiences. Be very grateful for any advice
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Trailer parking

I would have to think that parking for a 24 meter trailer would be pretty pricey, no matter where you took it. How many axles does it take to carry a load that heavy on the highway? Do you have a Saviem tractor cab to pull it? Personally, I'd lose the trailer and just take the boat. Your best bet for information about Ibiza might be to contact the tourist offices of the places you plan to visit. They're likely to have websites and people who speak English.
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You will need to look into permitting for a trailer that large in every country you plan to tow through. Many countries have length limits below 24m. Also, a 24m boat is likely to be quite heavy. Have you ever towed it over the road before? It certainly is possible but the permitting required might be prohibitive.

Do you have a plan for getting the boat onto the trailer and off of it? I would think that you will need a yard with a large enough travel lift at either end. The yard should be able to tell you about parking.
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Thanks for your replies guys, my appoligies i meant to say 24 feet not metrs.
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24' is definitely doable. You do need to look into the weight of the boat and trailer combination. Trailers are quite heavy and cannot be forgotten when figuring out the weight and what tow vehicle is necessary.

Do you have a trailer and truck already?
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I dont have the truck, trailer or boat, Im looking for the most econimical way to have a boat in the med for the summer, theres so many possibilities i ve considered using the french canal system but am unsure of what costs I might incurr berthing etc.... anyone have any experience on the french canals?????
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