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A-1 RORO Boat Shipping

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  1. Costs Of Roro Boat Shipping
  2. Preparing Your Boat For Roro Transport
A-1 RORO Boat Shipping

For boat and yacht owners, there are few better options to transport them than RORO boat shipping. While it is may be possible to simply sail the boat to your desired location in some parts of the U.S., provided they’re not too far, this is not feasible for international destinations. This is where RORO transport comes in and is the standard method of shipping. In this article, we’ll explain the basics of RORO boat transport and what you need to know before seeking a company to ship your boat or yacht.

Costs of RORO Boat Shipping

There are several things that affect the cost of shipping a boat, with distance being a major fact, but one of the most important ones to keep in mind is that cargo freight is dependent on the size and weight of your boat What this means for anyone shipping a boat is that you need to reduce the dimensions as much as possible. In other words, removing or tying securing anything on the boat that can reduce the dimensions so that it can more easily fit into the holding area of the transport ship. Any part of the boat that can be tucked away or reduced in size will help you save money and better safeguard against potential damages while your boat is being shipped.


A-1 Auto Transport ships all variety of boats and yachts to locations around the world, all at the lowest prices you’ll find! With more than 20 years of experience shipping boats, we’re one of the most experienced and reliable transport options you’ll find! To learn more, of if you’d like a FREE quote today, give us a call at 1-800-452-2880! No payment or obligation is required to get a quote, just tell us what you need and where you’re going and we’ll get back to your with a FREE cost estimate!

Preparing Your Boat For RORO Transport

  • No Personal Items – Any personal items must be removed from the boat before it is loaded onto the transport ship. The reasoning for this is that items left inside the boat can shift around during the course of delivery and potential cause damage to the vessel.
  • Secure Everything – Anything on the boat that can be secured or tied down should be. For the same reasons mentioned above: to avoid damage. For specific instructions and regulations, you should contact the company transporting the boat to see if they have any requirements that need to be met before shipping.
  • Cleaning – The boat should be cleaned before dropping it off with a shipper. This is mainly so that it can be more easily inspected for any damages or invasive species that may need to be cleared, such as zebra mollusks or certain types of bugs. If these are found on your boat before or during shipment, it will likely need to be quarantined or returned at your expense.
  • Paperwork – If you’re shipping internationally, you will need to submit paperwork in order to legally have your boat shipped. Some of the required paperwork is pretty standard, but there are differences from country to country that you’ll need to familiarize yourself with. Again, this is something that any company offering RORO shipping should be familiar with so contacting them is the first step to ensure that you have everything in order.
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Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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