Detailed Yacht Trucking Process
The Most Important Part of Your Process Is Choosing The Right Yacht Transporter
Red Flags To Look For When Selecting a Yacht Transporter
If you are considering other transporters, make sure to address these questions when you are evaluating.
They Quote You A Price Way Undermarket
We see this happen all time time and it only happens for two reasons:
The transporter isn’t experienced enough to accurately determine the permits needed to move your boat. In this case, they will realize their mistake and hit you with extra charges and delays.
Or even worse, some transporters may not intend on obtaining said permits – known as “bootlegging,” it means that they are intending to do the transport without permits or any necessary escorts, and they may not even be licensed transport carriers.
They Don’t Ask The Right Questions
If you are speaking with a transporter who isn’t adamant about knowing the exact height and width of your boat, chances are they are inexperienced & will not show up with the right equipment for moving your boat, leading to delays and new costs.
If you are speaking to other yacht transporters, try to deduce whether they are highly trained and experienced at boat transporting. A good transporter should also have an extensive knowledge of the interstate highway system as it pertains to transporting boats to avoid any harm or delays during your yacht transport.
They Also Transport Cars…
Yacht transport is extremely specialized – it requires specialized equipment to be done safely and responsible drivers who has worked with boats their entire career. You should select a transporter that specializes in moving yachts, not other cargo.
Since it is all that they do, An experienced yacht transporter will have experience working with The DOT, State Permitting Departments, marinas, boat yards and ports, guaranteeing a seamlessly organized and well-planned transport.
Boat Hauling is What We Do
Moving yachts of any size by truck is our specialty and our passion. We specialize in long-distance hauls of medium to large boats. Most of our transports are cross-country, or up and down the East & West coasts of North America and Canada. We use our own state-of-the-art custom equipment and employ our own highly skilled drivers to transport boats throughout North America.
We only move boats, and, like you, we are boat people. We believe that you deserve VIP service and your boat deserves the gentlest handling possible. Our boat hauling equipment includes specialized tri-axle lowboy boat trailers which have the capacity to move even oversized boats with high clearance requirements.
Trucking is often required for domestic yacht transport, due to The Jones Act (Merchant Marine Act of 1920), which prohibits ocean freight to be delivered between U.S. ports if the ship is not U.S. built, U.S. flag, and fully crewed and supported by U.S. labor. Similar laws apply in many countries around the world.