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Are you stuck with your boat on the west dreaming about exploring the ocean in the east? Have you recently sold your boat to someone? Well, you can save up your time by getting your boat transported to the east port by a professional boat shipping company. No matter where you are transporting your boats from, boat transportation is a complex process that only a professional boat transport company can handle. Boat shipping companies make it possible for you to transport your boat safely to anywhere via transport trucks. Boat transportation is carried out using either road or sea. These companies offer boat transport services at different costs, depending on the size of your boat and a number of other factors. Read on to find out everything you need to know about transporting your boat.
Are You Looking for Boat Transportation Services?
If so, you’ve come to the right place. Geolance connects you to a professional boat transport company that provides safe and reliable boat shipping services using either road or sea. Our team of experts will handle your boats with care and make sure they arrive at their destination in one piece. We also offer door-to-door service which means we can pick up your boats from anywhere in the US and deliver them to any location worldwide. You don’t have to worry about anything when it comes to transporting your boats because our experts are here for you every step of the way! Whether it’s an inland waterway, coastal route, or international shipment – we do it all! All you need to do is let us know what type of service you require and are fully insured boat transporters will have your boats safely transported to anywhere in the world.
Boat owners can reach out to our reliable, insured and fully licensed boat transporters on Geolance to get their large boats, yachts, ships, and small boats transported to anywhere in the world through trailers.
How Does Boat Transportation work?
Boat transport is a challenging thing to do as there are many factors to consider with particular challenges related to boat transportation. The very first thing you have to do if you want a boat transported is call a boat transportation company.
Next, you need to make sure that the boat is insured for transport. Also, it needs to be cleaned and any personal belongings need to be taken out of the boat. This ensures that the boat interior remains undamaged during the transportation process. Next, it's time to get your boat ready for transportation! For smaller boats, the sailboat is generally kept on its side using special trolleys to ensure it remains stable. Larger boats are kept afloat during the transportation process, but they need to be tied down very securely at all times.
If you are planning to ship your boat in the near future, follow these steps:
Step 1: Before contacting a boat transport company, ensure that all registration and documentation is in order by checking with harbor/port authorities, customs, and boat registries. You may need to do some research on boat shipping and boat transportation costs as well as boat registration laws in your country.
Step 2: When you find a company that is willing to assist you with the shipping of your boat, make sure they are experienced and trustworthy before any money exchange takes place. Ask for references and certificates from recognized institutes.
Step 3: All boat transport is done in conjunction with a marine surveyor, who will oversee the entire boat transportation process. The role of the marine surveyor is to inspect your boat before it is loaded onto the vessel, and during loading and unloading to check for any signs of damage or deterioration. They will also help you determine which type of boat transportation will fit your needs best, often recommending hi-cube containers or roll-on/roll-off vessels.
Step 4: The boat transport company provides an estimate on how much your boat transportation process is going to cost by computing all costs involved including port charges, fuel surcharges, if applicable per ton, the ship's port agent fees, marine surveyor charges, and import duty, if applicable.
Step 5: Once you are satisfied with the quote, make sure that your boat transport company has all the required paperwork, including custom documents for import/export, certificates of ownership and registration, as well as other papers depending on the country you are importing or exporting your boat to. They will then apply for a maritime bill of lading which is the official document confirming that possession of your boat has been transferred to another person or company (the carrier) so they may take custody and responsibility for it. This only applies if you have sold your boat to someone. You can check if all documentation is in place by contacting customs directly to confirm the bill of lading number with yours before signing any contracts.
Step 6: Boat transportation is usually done by containerizing your boat. This means that you will need to drain all water from the boat, disconnect the batteries, and turn off all electrical equipment on board before a crane lifts your boat onto a flatbed truck, trailer, or ship. The transport company will then arrange for the craning of your boat into a shipping container where it will be loaded into a special weather-proof unit with additional protection to prevent damage from wind, rain and sun exposure during transportation.
Step 7: The marine surveyor follows each step of this process as well as accompanies your boat in transit until its final destination is reached. Be sure to follow their instructions to ensure that there are no further delays or damages when transporting your boat.
Now that you know how to prepare your boat for shipping, you can contribute to the efficient and safe transportation process. Make sure you remove all of your belonging and valuables from the boat before you transport it. You are now all set to transport your boat. It's time to contact a reliable transport business near you to transport/ship your boat.
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If you are looking for a reliable boat transportation company, post a project on Geolance today. We will connect you to hundreds of reliable boat transporters so you can safely ship your boat, yacht, or a ship to anywhere in the world.
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