How Do I Ship a Salvaged Boat?

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How Do I Ship a Salvaged Boat?

Are You Interested in Transporting a Salvaged Boat?

Typical Shipping Prices- How Much Does It Cost?

  • Transporting a salvaged boat is pricier than transporting an operable vehicle. On average, a salvage boat transporter charges around $250 per hour.
  • The cost of your shipping services is determined by the distance, complexity of transport, and the shipping method chosen to get the boat delivered.

If you have a boat that cannot possibly make it to its destination by traveling across water, find a transport company that can carry out its delivery.

If the boat is salvage, look for a transporter familiar with the handling and delivery of inoperable boats. Most of the time, the transporters will need to use special equipment to get the wrecked boat out of the water, onto the hauler, and safely delivered without causing it further damage.


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Finding a Transporter with the Right Qualifications

Perhaps the most important thing you can do is find a reliable transport service. To do this, the Internet is your best chance. You can use it to look up all the shipping companies near wherever the boat might be stored or stuck.

  • Look for a transporter with positive reviews, ratings and testimonials. You shouldn’t have a problem finding such information online.
  • Make sure they are licensed, certified and proven successful as a transporter for salvaged boats.
  • See what kind of equipment they think is necessary and what kind of training is provided to those who are sent to pick up and deliver the boat.
  • They should have the latest transport technology and most durable equipment for shipping your salvaged boat.
  • Look for the transporters that offer the lowest quotes. Ask if there are any discounts or promotions you might qualify for. Many professionals lower the rates for students, military personnel, and seniors. Paying money upfront is not typically expected from longstanding transporters.
  • They have insightful, friendly customer service. They’re willing to answer your questions and explain your services. They’ll even go out of their way to customize your transport as necessary to make sure you’re satisfied with your shipping experience.
Joe Webster

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 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, Inc., 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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