Trawler Boat Shipping
Trawler boats are great to have when you live on the coast and enjoy taking long cruises on the water. They are also great for lake life if you plan to spend weekends on the lake with friends or want a peaceful place to set up a small home on the water during the warmer months. Oftentimes, boat owners find their trawler boats in cities or states away from where they live, or they need to have the boat hauled to the water for use.
If you need boat haulers, then you will be glad to know that A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. does not just transport motor vehicles. We have more than 30 years of experience in trawler boat transportation from the East coast to west coast as well as overseas.
Shipping a Trawler Boat with Ease
When it comes to shipping a trawler boat, it is advisable to plan to ensure that the boat maintains a safe voyage during shipment. When you partner with us as a trawler and large boat transport company, we work together to create a logical route that will not only help with efficient shipping times, but that will also offer quality handling in a safe environment. We also offer competitive rates for all our shipments.
We have excellent reviews for our services and over the years we have built solid, lasting relationships with boat owners nationwide. We have a great deal of repeat business because customers know they can trust us to keep their boats safe and deliver in a timely manner. We never want our customers to have any downtime when they can be on the water having fun.
How Trawler Boats Are Shipped
Trawler boats ship by one of the modes of transport listed below:
Private Boat Trailer: Trawler boats and other boats can ship on their own boat trailer attached to the back of a truck. This is a great option for those that want to haul their own boats, especially those that live near the water and do not need to travel far.
Flatbed Trailer: When shipping boats over long distance, a flatbed trailer is ideal and is used by professional shippers worldwide. A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. owns a large fleet of carriers including flatbed trailers for safe boat trailer transport.
On a Boat: Shipping a boat on another boat is also an option. With this mode of transport, boats can shipped on the deck of a larger boat or secured with straps on a larger boat or ship for transport from one area of a coastline to another or even ship boat overseas.
Ready to Ship?
If you are ready to ship a trawler boat or other type of boat, you can get a free shipping estimate by filling out the quote form on this page or by calling an agent at 1-888-230-9116 today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Transporting your trawler boat will cost a minimum of $3.75 per mile. The final price will depend on factors such as the distance the driver needs to travel, the timeframe it needs to be shipped in, the weight, length, and width of the boat, and the weather. It might add to your boat shipping rates during a month with high maritime traffic.
Customer service is of utmost service when hiring a shipping company. Many scams involve overcharging you with meaningless expenses. This danger is why it is essential to keep several shipping companies on your list as alternatives. You can compare service prices to ensure that no company is taking advantage of you. One of the most common services given by shipping companies is an easier way to obtain a permit. If done on your own, it is very time-consuming; a shipping company can get you to access faster, but it costs you more.
First, to prepare your trawler boat for transport, you must ensure it is safely secured. You also have to drain the water and tanks as far as possible. There must be no water in the air conditioner, pumps, and water system, especially in winter. The fuel mustn't exceed 1/4th of the tank.
Before locking the cabin, you must also secure the inside by tightly closing all hatches and removing all removable items. To ensure the outside, you must remove all antennas, horns, radar, radar arches, propellers, windshields, lights, flag mats, hailers, and other electronics and store them elsewhere.
To ensure safety so the boat's engine starts on the carrier, you must disconnect the battery and tie up the cable away from the metal. Tape every window and windshield, and batten down all the hatches. You should also remove any sheets and covers. Otherwise, they will get damaged.
It's advisable to work with a shipping company to transport your trawler boat to ensure the ship stays safe during its voyage.
A shipping company is convenient because it focuses on the most efficient way to transport your boat. There are different ways to ship your trawler boat. One way is using your private trailer. You can transport using your boat trailer connected to the back of your truck.
This can be an excellent choice for people who live near water and don't need to go far, but you will need the relevant expertise to use this method. Shipping companies use flatbed trailers to transport your trawler boat.
A flatbed is perfect for long-distance transportation and is the preferred method by most shipping companies. Another way of shipping is securing the trawler boat on a larger boat or ship. Companies use this method to transport it from one coastline area to another or to transport it overseas.