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Boat Shipping Cost per Mile
Boat Shipping Cost per Mile

You are a proud owner of a boat; you now need to find a place that you want to sail to. Since boats cannot go on the highway, you will need to hire a professional to transport your boat for you. Shipping a boat is different from shipping a car and there are a few factors that you will need to decide on in order to finalize your plans and determine how much you will pay.

You will also need to rely on a professional who is equipped to haul boats as some transporters are built for cars and trucks only. Boats are oversized and depend on a transporter who can handle the width and length. When you are searching Boat shipping cost per mile, you also need to determine how your costs will be calculated. You should have an idea of how to come up with this figure before you hire anyone to haul for you so you know what to expect. If your boat is on average, twelve feet wide, and needs to be transported from Maine to Florida, it could cost you $7000 for shipping costs. Before you begin, measure your boat to get an accurate height and width.

If your boat is more than nine feet in length, you will need to add an extra twenty-five cents per foot. If your boat is ten foot long and you are driving from the east, your rate per mile will cost you $2.50. Multiply that number by the total number of miles that the boat is driven. If you are traveling 3,000 miles, you will pay $7,500 total. To determine the cost of shipping, or to know boat shipping cost per mile, you simply multiply the rate by the miles.

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Restrictions to Consider.

Depending on where you will be shipping your boat, you will most likely experience some delays when you go from state to state. One rule that will cause delays is boats that are large in size cannot be on the roads after a certain time of day/night. The driver hauling the boat will need to part and wait for morning to continue the journey. Insurance is also a very important factor and you will need it in order to move your boat. That will answer your question on boat shipping cost per mile.

Shipping Tips.

It's important to consider the height of the boat when determining the hauler size you will need to transport it. You could trim down the height and save yourself some money if your height is barely over the limit. If you can shorten the boat by taking a few parts off the boat, such as the flying bridge or the hardtop, you will decrease the boat shipping expense. However, don’t scrimp on marine insurance.

Transporting.

You will need a yacht transport ship if you want to head toward the Mediterranean or the South Pacific. Some transport companies will haul a variety of cargo including yachts in order to increase the number of ports that they can stop at. This will give you, as a consumer, more options to choose from when determining the date of delivery and your destination. If you need to customize the route in order to suit your needs, this will most likely cost you more money compared to if you choose an existing route instead. Weather is always unpredictable so if you are transporting your boat, you. Need to consider that the weather could cost you several delays. You may want to choose to transport your yacht one way and then drive it back on the return trip to help reduce the cost of transporting.


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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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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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