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Boat Shipping East Coast to West Coast

What's in this article?
  1. Prepare The Boat For The Shipping
  2. Measuring Your Boat Before The Transport
  3. Some Tips To Spare Some Cash
Cheapest Way To Move Your Boat Help

If you are a proud owner of a boat and need to move it across the states or coast to coast, planning is needed. You need to plan the process at least a month before the shipping date. This is going to provide you with enough time to plan, research and figure out the best company for your boat shipping for boat shipping East Coast to West Coast and to get enough quotes to take advantage of the best one.

You need to, however, get a few measurements before you start asking for quotes as this is required to prepare an actual offer on behalf of the shipping company. At A1 Auto Transport, we take care of all aspects of your boat relocation. We will provide the quote which includes licenses as well as permits for boats, watercrafts, oversized workboats, yachts and others. Normally the usually sized boat on a trailer is going to cost you about $1.50 a mile while open transportation goes for $2.50 a mile.

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Prepare the Boat for the Shipping.

That’s something that you would have to account for. Once you’ve contacted the transporter for boat shipping East Coast to West Coast, you need to prepare the boat for the actual process. You need to secure loose items and make sure to avoid any damage. Consult the marina or the yard if you have any specific questions and make sure that you are well aware of the entire service of the company. Everything is going to be handled perfectly as long as you take your time and do the necessary research.

Boat Shipping East Coast to West Coast Help

Measuring Your Boat Before the Transport.

If you want to get a proper quote on the cost of your boat, it is absolutely quintessential that you take the actual measurements.

  • Vessel length – you should measure it from the front to the middle of the stern. This is very important.
  • Vessel height – this is measured from the lowest structural beam to the highest part of the boat. You should remove the parts which are removable.
  • Vessel width – the distance of the widest part of the boat, also known as the beam.

Some tips to spare some cash.

  1. You can save up to 15% of the entire cost if you book a company at least three or even more months before the date.
  2. Small boats can negotiate last-minute shipping in order to fill the gaps on the deck.
  3. Talk to the shipping companies in advance in order to see whether they pay for mechanical delays and allow only one day of unpaid delay in a journey that’s at least a week long.

There are other things that you might take into account for boat shipping East Coast to West Coast but these are the foundations that you should be aware of when shipping your boat. These are going to make sure that everything is handled perfectly and without any complications at all. If you want a safe trip, make sure to plan ahead.

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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

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Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
★★★★★

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
★★★★★

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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