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Whether you’re moving to Canada, or just want to enjoy your boat while in Canada on an extended vacation, there are plenty of companies that are willing to ship your boat from stateside or another country into Canada. Shipping services vary based on the company and the type of watercraft being shipped, but there are generally a few options available to choose from. Some people decide to pull their boat using a trailer and handle the shipping themselves, but often it’s more cost-effective and reliable to use a company instead.

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While traveling to pick up a boat using your own personal truck could cut transport costs initially, it’s often not worth the effort and could be a bad idea depending on the condition of your boat trailer. Fuel costs for long-distance transport can’t be discounted, and it’s vital to keep in mind the wear that a long-distance trip will put on your boat trailer. Professional shipping companies often rely on flat beds to avoid putting wear on a boat trailer, and this is often the best way to go for long-distance transport needs.

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There are taxes and duties due if you’re planning to move your boat to Canada from another country permanently. It’s important to plan for these costs when having the boat shipped so that you are prepared for them when the time comes. Most competent shipping companies will build this cost right into the quote provided, but it’s always a good idea to ask to make sure you know what the expected costs are for the full project.

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Trailer or Tow Shipping

There are two different methods of shipping a boat over an extended distance. Towing it and moving it by trailer. Most customers prefer that a boat is trailered over a long distance to prevent wear on the trailer, but it’s possible to save on shipping costs by going with tow shipping instead.

Generally, it’s affordable to ship a small to mid-sized boat on a trailer, but once the boat gets to a certain size it becomes necessary to have it towed by a special truck or put into a very large container. It’s important to ask about size limitations when going over the available shipping methods with your prospective transport company to find out exactly how the boat is going to be moved.

No matter what you’ll be using your boat for in Canada, there are several different ways to move it to the country permanently or temporarily. Talk with a local shipping company about their services and how much they will cost you, and choose the one that provides the best value based on your specific needs.

Ready to set sail when you arrive in Canada? A-1 Auto Transport offers safe and secure boat transport to Canada and other locations worldwide. For a fast quote, be sure to fill out our easy quote form and an agent can book your boat as soon as today!

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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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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

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
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435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
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45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
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