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We are seeking to transport our Chris Craft Apache 37 from dry storage in CT on Long Island Sound to the West coast (California). If anyone has a trailer for this boat either for sale or rent please contact us. Any additional suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: yacht transport needed

Why not get the pros to do it. You are not going to tow that behind a family vehicle.
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Re: yacht transport needed

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We are seeking to transport our Chris Craft Apache 37 from dry storage in CT on Long Island Sound to the West coast (California). If anyone has a trailer for this boat either for sale or rent please contact us. Any additional suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
Most trailers for boats of that size are not made for this kind of long, arduous trips. The stress forces generated during mowing such a heavy load over many days, going up and down and on the curves, will make even a solid custom made boat trailer very likely to fall apart. I agree with the previous poster about getting a specialized transportation company to handle this trip.
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The quotes we are getting are outrageous, well over the value of our boat :-/. Do you folks think with her 1968 Fiberglas hull & iron bulb keel she would trailer well on a flat bed trailer? We might be able to hire a semi company to haul it out here. Thanks for all your ideas.
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The quotes we are getting are outrageous, well over the value of our boat :-/. Do you folks think with her 1968 Fiberglas hull & iron bulb keel she would trailer well on a flat bed trailer? We might be able to hire a semi company to haul it out here. Thanks for all your ideas.
The problem is keeping the boat secure while moving at a fairly high rate of speed. A flat bead trailer has to be modified because sailboat is such an awkward load. Laying the boat on a side and strapping it tight would likely need the least trailer modification, but that can seriously damage the boat (and no, it would not buff right out). Typically you would need the boat to be sitting in a very solid cradle while loaded on the trailer. Given the size of your boat, that makes it an oversize load (both for height and width), and that means big bucks when transporting it.
My advice? Sell the boat on east coast and buy another one on the west coast.
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Re: yacht transport needed

The cost of professional transport could easily make this a non-starter.

If you already had a truck and a flatbed equipment trailer and you were already comfortable doing this sort of thing, a really solid cradle on a really solid trailer would do the job. The price of gas alone might kill a plan like this. There is also the cost of a crane lift at each end of the trip.

Renting/buying a truck trailer just to do this is crazy talk.

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Re: yacht transport needed

I shipped my first boat, a Catalina 27, from Seattle to San Diego for $2000, half of the quoted price of normal shipping. How did I do it? I worked with the shipping company until they had a return trip to the south from the north with an empty trailer. I found the shipper on uShip - The Online Shipping Marketplace - Ship Freight, Furniture, Cars or Moves.
I did the shipping preparations myself. You can read more about how to prepare your boat for shipping yourself on my blog at Aboard Astraea: Shipping Airborne.

The second time I shipped a new boat, my Cheoy Lee 41 from Annapolis to San Diego. This time it cost me $10,000. I still did all the work myself for prepping the boat. The only thing the yard did was assist with removing the mast. That experience is also on my blog at: Aboard Astraea: Shipping Astraea

It took two days to prepare Airborne with three people working 8 hour days with beer breaks. It took three days with 3-5 people working to prepare Astraea. It was my first time seeing the boat so I wanted to make sure I had enough time to get her ready to roll down the highway.

My advice: Look for a return trip if your boat transport is not time critical. Do the prep work yourself.
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Sell it or let us crazies from Sailnet sail it in stages while you pay costs.

Do you want us to take it through the Panama Canal or test it around Cape Horn?
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There is an on line boat transport site, where you list what you need and for when. The haulers bid on the trip and you take the one you want.
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Sell it or let us crazies from Sailnet sail it in stages while you pay costs.

Do you want us to take it through the Panama Canal or test it around Cape Horn?
And now there is the Northwest passage. A puny Albin Vega made the journey. Surely a stout Chris Craft 37 is up to that trip. I'm game.

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...-go-90722.html
is a link to a Chris Craft 37 that sold. The list price was $22k. We have seen transport cost for a 41 Choy at 10K, plus the decommission cost plus commission cost. Maybe you would be financially ahead by selling the boat and buying one on the west cost.
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