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Topic Review (Newest First)
09-23-2008 12:43 PM
sailingdog BluewaterBruce-

I take it you had to remove the pulpit and pushpit to reduce the height of the boat.
09-23-2008 08:42 AM
BluewaterBruce A&C Marine Transport Did us a nice job from St. Pete to Pensacola; 13' beam, 48' overall - ketchrigged for about $2100

09-23-2008 07:10 AM
sander06 Our little 28' cutter is being shipped from west Wisconsin to Punta Gorada, FL by Great Lakes Transport for $5500.
09-21-2008 12:10 PM
wolfmt Earlier this year (after the run-up in gas/diesel prices), we spent $1,700 transporting a 34', 12,000 lb boat approximately 350 miles between Cleveland and Chicago. We had a lower quote (approximately $1,500) and several much higher quotes (the highest was approximately $2,400). Based upon the foregoing, some of the transport costs I've seen guessed in previous responses are probably not to far off.

As an aside, we used the company recommended in the prior response (M&N Transportation) and were pleased with the service. We had regular updates from the driver and no damage. I should mention that I have no relationship with M&N, economic or otherwise.
09-19-2008 07:47 PM
xort Florida to Michigan estimates this spring were $6500 to $8500 for a 42' X 13' boat.

Check into M & N Transportation, Inc.- Nationwide Boat Transportation they are located in SE Mich and are highly recommended
09-19-2008 05:06 PM
kafka well it actually took 2 days even though it is not a long drive. the boat was a bit north of vancouver (dont know where exactly), they were only allowed on the road during certain hours of the night because of size of the boat, and had to clear customs, ect.
09-19-2008 04:59 PM
hellosailor Yeah, 20K to ship a boat on a one day delivery cruise?

You want to fill us in on the OTHER 90% of the story?
09-19-2008 01:51 PM
sailingdog The Far Harbor 40 would fit...it was designed to fit into a standard shipping container.

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Originally Posted by tommyt View Post
On the rail question, I am no expert, but there is a reason that the containers and all cars are the same height. Sailboats of any size would not fit in a container, and for that reason they would not fit in the tunnel.
09-19-2008 01:04 PM
kafka should have pointed out the boat was in non-sailing (or even motoring) condition.
09-19-2008 12:35 PM
blt2ski Ok, have to ask........why did they dry ship a boat from vancouver to Seattle? you're talking max 1-1.5 days to move it down here at 5-6 knots! Assuming it floated and motored etc, a 2-4 person crew would have been cheaper.

From the east coast, depending upon road hieght/widh of boat, if you need pilot cars etc, 8-12G seems to be the going rate. Possibly a bit more for larger rigs.

marty
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