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Boat delivery options

Looking for advice on the best/cheapest way to transport a 31 foot boat from the West coast of Florida to Maine. Options that I see now:

Sail myself - This would be the best option for me but maybe not for my pocketbook as I'd have to store the boat until next June. The boat requires some work and would necessitate my traveling to Fl or hiring to have the work done. Then the cost of the trip.

Hire someone to deliver - Similar issues to those above and the fee to the deliverer.

Truck it - Will be calling some trucking companies today but would like to hear others experiences with this option.

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Delivery captains expect boat to be seaworthy. I looked at all options from Me to Keys. Trucking was my best option, given state of my boat. Even if it had been Bristol, the fee and other transit costs were higher than haul out/stepping and trucking.
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Trucking it is probably your best bet, and it will save a lot of wear and tear on the boat. However, if you have the time and skill, moving it yourself is the most interesting option.

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We trucked our 33' boat from Connecticut to Bradenton, FL.

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My guess is that trucking it will be your cheapest and quickest option.

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