Jet skis are a lot of fun to have in Canada with all the water available to get out on. Unfortunately, they are often more affordable down in the states, and that means there’s a real need for transportation services back up into Canada. If you just bought a jet ski in the United States, or you’re moving it to Canada during or trip or a move from another country, you’ll need to search around for a reputable shipping company to do the work for you. The company should understand how to ship watercraft effectively, and should offer you different shipping options for consideration.
Be Aware of Duties Owed
Canada has strict laws when it comes to taxes and duties on imported goods, and in some instances a jet ski will count as an imported good. When hiring a company to bring a jet ski into Canada for you permanently, you’ll be required to pay duties on the jet ski amounting to a significant portion of the purchase price. Make sure to have the bill of sale and title for the jet ski before trying to move it into Canada, otherwise risk being unable to move the boat into the country at all.
Open Trailer Shipping
For the more cost-conscious jet ski owner there is open trailer shipping available from many companies. This type of shipping has the jet ski situated on a flat bed or some other type of open trailer and it will be shipped just like that. The watercraft is open to the air and has more chances of being damaged in some way before it reaches its destination, but this method of shipping is still very reliable and safe. If you compare it to covered shipping and notice it’s significantly cheaper, it could be worth going with open shipping instead.
Covered shipping is generally more expensive but also more reliable for your belongings. When moving a jet ski across country it’s important to try and preserve the integrity of the watercraft, and a closed trailer shipment will do just that. Over the course of the shipment the watercraft will be protected from weather and most traffic incidents as well.
Consider Insuring the Shipment
When looking for transport companies to move your jet ski into Canada, try and make sure that your shipment is insured one way or another. Often quality shipping companies insure your goods during transport, but it’s not a bad idea to make sure the watercraft is covered under your own insurance policy as well to make sure it’s protected.
To have your jet ski shipped to Canada, you can always rely on A-1 Auto Transport for the fastest service and the lowest rates available for quality jet ski shipping services. Give us a call or fill out the easy quote form for a fast quote today.
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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