Boat Transport near Me
It’s no surprise that there are boat transport companies situated all over the US especially along the coastlines. In most cases, auto transporters are extremely familiar with the shipping process of a water vessel whether it’s by ground transport or sea. The process of shipping a boat or similar water vessel isn’t something just anyone can handle with a trailer and a truck. It takes the right training, equipment and transport technologies to successfully deliver a boat to its new home regardless of how near or far its destination lies.
Look for certain traits and credentials when you’re online shopping around for the right transporter. These qualities shouldn’t be hard to recognize especially when you’re visiting the websites of each transport company with boat shipping services. When you find a few transporters nearby that specialize in boat shipping services, look for the qualities listed below and if they meet the criteria, write down their contact information so you can call them to ask questions and gather estimates for comparisons.
Qualities of a Dependable Boat Shipping Company
- Experienced, licensed boat transport companies are required by state law to carry the minimum amount of insurance coverage, commonly issued as liability protection. This will not protect the entire value of your boat so don’t hesitate to ask what is entailed in the policy. You may want to purchase additional insurance through the transporter.
- Haulers, durable shipping trailers, professional transport tools, freight containers, lifts, and the latest equipment are all very important facets in the process of delivering a boat. Boat shipping specialists will keep up to date with the most current transport technology.
- BBB or DOT approval along with any relevant certificates and licenses, show that the transporter is recognized for their compliance with all laws.
- They have affordable, low cost shipping rates and an assortment of transport services for boat owners. If you cannot find the services you expected or have a difficult time choosing the appropriate shipping services for your boat, customer service agents should be of assistance. In fact, many transport companies will even allow their agents to tailor the boat’s transport process as necessary to appease your preferences and budget constraints.
Written By:Joe Webster
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.