How to Ship Your Boat to Hawaii?
When living in a place like Hawaii with coastlines for miles you really want to have a boat available. There’s nothing like getting out onto the open water for some fishing, water skiing or just relaxing in the waves. There are so many boating destinations around Hawaii that you can go exploring, but before you can do any of that you must get your boat over to Hawaii. Generally, that means placing it in a large shipping container and sending it over on a massive ship. Sometimes the boat will be put in a container, and other times it will be sitting out on a deck or in a large hull if it’s too large for the container.
Enjoy a Wide Selection When Shipping Your Boat
It’s true that you could purchase a boat locally in Hawaii, but that would limit your purchase options dramatically. There are far more boats available on the mainland and they come in a much wider variety of configurations as well. It makes sense to take the time and really pick out a boat that you love overseas and then have it shipped back to Hawaii to enjoy there.
Shipping Times Vary
Getting a boat shipped to Hawaii is not a fast task and you can expect to wait a week or longer depending on availability. The time it takes to ship the boat largely depends on how large it is. Smaller boats ship faster and the larger ones require extra time for the necessary space to clear up on the ship before shipping can occur.
Get a Price Quote Before Shipping
While shipping a boat to Hawaii is generally a good idea, it’s important to get a quote for the cost of shipping before you decide to go ahead with it. Call the shipping company you are planning on working with and ask for a quote after providing details about your boat. You can quickly find out exactly how much shipping your boat is going to cost and figure out how long shipping is going to take as well. This is a step that you should never skip, so make sure you ask about all these details before going ahead with the shipping.
Once you decide to ship over your mainland boat you can stop worrying about dealing with finding a new boat in Hawaii and you can start thinking about all the excursions and fishing trips that you’ll be able to go on once it arrives. Just remember to do your research and make sure you understand the costs and shipping time before you go ahead with the deal so you know what to expect.
Nothing is more relaxing than drifting on the beautiful waters surrounding Hawaii. If you want to bring your boat along during vacation or a permanent move, be sure to contact A-1 Auto Transport for a quote by filling out the fast quote form on this page.
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.
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