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I am plan to purchase a sailboat(30 ft.) early next year, but all I found are located in east coast and east coast canada and I live in so Cal. Would you please advice which hauling company should I go, I checked
uShip.com and some were very cheap but not sure they are specialize in boat shipping. And also if I would purchase in Canada, should I hire a broker to take care importing paper work?
Cheaper is better but I will use some extra for reliability.
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There's no shortage of boats for sale in California. If you're set on a particular model, it may take longer, but travel (to see boats) and transporting one that far will not be cheap.

What are you after? People on here may have seen what you want closer to home.

Good luck!

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Thank you,
I've been looking for this particular boat(Kirie 30R or 30S) last couple of years, not any in soCal or noCal.
Found one in Washington state but price is kind of high with condition of the boat.,,,,,,,
I am also looking into old Ron Holland design 1/2 tonner, G. Frers 30 could not find one in close distance.
 

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You are going to have to have this custom quoted. Generally about $2/mile is a good freight cost for long haul trucking, but your boat will be an oversized load and may require special permits depending on the route chosen.
 

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Wow, that much,,,,,
Figure .50/mile as an average pay to the trucker
Depreciation on an 18 wheeler is something north of $1.00/mile.
Big trucks get about 8miles/gallon
Add in insurance and profit

Ya it adds up. But this is just for a standard container, oversized loads can vary from not much more, to multiples of this (chaser and follower trucks sometimes police escort vehicles as well).
 

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I really need research this,
Thanks for input and do you familiar with importing a boat from Canada?
 

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Why that model? That seems to be kind of an odd boat to be looking to ship over the US. Shipping will likely double the price of the boat. I would look at similar boats in your area that meet your needs. Seems there should be lots of boats that meet your needs. Perhaps a C&C or other high spirited boat. Perhaps Jeff H. can give some recommendations as it seems to be his style boat. Not that there is anything bad with it, just that it does not seem that unusual of a design.
 

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My friend has his J30 for sale. An interested buyer got a couple of quotes for shipping from Long Island, NY to Vancouver Canada. All were over $10k. He decided to keep looking closer to home.

FWIW my previous boat, a Cal 9.2, was a slightly modified Ron Holland 1/2 tonner.
 

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That's French, Kirie.
Be careful with U-ship....they are not the most reliable folks to move a prized boat. If they show up at all. You will likely be scheduling a haul out, yard space, crane and dismasting crew, in addition to labor to pack, protect and load the boat, same thing on the other end. U-ship folks seldom understand their part in the plan and are often late, and not willing to compromise or stay out of the way when needed. Again, assumes they show up at the appointed time, in the first place.

Cross country boat haul, Kirie beam almost 14' will require permits and likely travel cars with the haul. $2 per mile, PLUS is about the going rate, and often that is EACH Way. Make sure to ask, as there are seldom return hauls for boat people.

Best of luck, but I would be looking at some local boats before dropping that kind of $$$ on transport.
 

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Get the current copy of Good Old Boat our member here BL Jones has an article about having a boat trucked (Via Uship) from NJ to Lake Erie and it is fraught with mishaps that in his light hearted way he seemed to take with a grain of salt (or sand as it may be). He had at least one trucker just plain flake out on him, and the second one was several days late, he had to pay for fees for every day they were late picking the boat up. If you have ever watched Shipping Wars, that is Uship. Not something I would want to use for a cross country trip. The guys mostly have old equipment, may not really understand the laws, and my not be properly insured. Keep in mind if they don't get the proper permit and your boat gets impounded in Kansas, you will have to deal with getting it out of impound, then find another shipper..... oh the nightmare. I can see using them for a few hundred mile trip but not cross country.
 

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I can tell you exactly what it will cost to ship a 30 sailboat from NC to So Cal. $9500. Boat transport companies know how to transport a sailboat and have special trailers to do the job right and they handle the permits and know when and where they can travel in every state. takes about 7 days. I used these guys and they did a good job, take a lot of pride in what they do and care about your boat. they are insured for what they do and it is recommended to buy additional insurance on the boat because if something was to happen you could be left hanging for a long time until things are settled. it was only $250 for this through my boat insurance, well worth the piece of mind. Joule Yacht Transport | MoveMyBoat.com | Clearwater, FL
 

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Thank you,
I've been looking for this particular boat(Kirie 30R or 30S) last couple of years, not any in soCal or noCal.
Found one in Washington state but price is kind of high with condition of the boat.,,,,,,,
I am also looking into old Ron Holland design 1/2 tonner, G. Frers 30 could not find one in close distance.
you can buy My Soverel 33 for a little more then the shipping cost and it is in So Cal. very clean fast boat.
 

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A Kirie Elite 30S, at 3.3 Metres of Beam, just might be able to go by Rail. Trucking at either end would be needed, of course.
Rail is usually cheapest for long distances over land.

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Buy that 'overpriced' boat in WA and sail it down to So Cal. Be a lot cheaper and a lot more fun than shipping a boat from East Coast.
 
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