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Top Boat Shipping Companies

Top Boat Shipping Companies
Top Boat Shipping Companies

Shipping a boat can be a tedious process especially for new buyers. However, a reliable company should help you through the process. Basically, you want a company that:

  • Communicates clearly: There are several processes required to ship a boat. A top-rated shipping company should communicate clearly and efficiently to let you understand the procedures.
  • Has experts: Boat shipping requires professionals due to the complexity of the vessel. The company should have people who understand how to handle your boat carefully. Also, they should know the legal processes involved in the transportation business.
  • Has tracking services: You definitely want to tract your own vessel without having to call the shipper. Although most of the companies have tracking services, ensure that they are reliable. With advancements in technology, a company with satellite tracking services should be a plus.
  • Insures boats: A shipping company should cover for your boat in the case of an accident. It is important to understand the insurance policy provided by your company before shipping. Usually, the insurance quotes vary with the value of a vessel and the risks involved.
  • Has fair prices: A good trick here is to compare quotes from several shipping companies. Make your own judgment of what is fair. Low prices can sometimes be an indicator of poor services. You also do not want to go with an over-priced company.
  • Good reviews: Before hiring a shipper, research about them. Usually, online reviews are one of the ways to judge a company’s reputation. Be careful though; do not take the customer’s word for it. Some online reviews can be the result of manipulation. If you are looking for more information search the online review sites.
  • Has shown growth: Financial stability is a good indicator of a reliable company. Search for financial reports of your potential shipping companies and see if they reflect growth. Some companies as we shall see in the list below become top-rated within a few years of operation. If a company is stable, it will not want to tarnish its reputation through shoddy deals.
  • Area of operation: A reliable company should comfortably ship to your destination. This is an indication that the shipper is reachable and will work with your preferences. It also indicates that your boat will arrive in good time. If you are shipping internationally, ensure that your company does overseas shipping

Having known the basics of a reliable company, we have done our best to compile a list of some top shippers. The data can be obtained from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Hopefully, this list will give you some guidance.

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All states WorldCargo

ASWD offers a wide range of boat shipping services across the U.S. having been established in 1961, the company has grown to offer warehousing, distribution, brokerage, and shipping services.

1 Pelican Drive

Bayville, NJ 08721

Dependable Auto Shippers (DAS)

DAS ships vehicles and large over hauls across the United States. It prides itself in the ability to deliver large shipment with its 150 multiple-carriers. Each of their shipped vehicles enjoys a $50,000 insurance coverage. With over 60 years of experience, DAS is no doubt a top-rated boat shipping company.

3020 E. Hwy 80

Mesquite, TX 75149


Direct Express Auto Transport

Since 2003, the Direct Express Auto Transport has grown to become a reliable shipper. It offers shipment services across the U.S

101 Lucas Valley Rd.

Suite 202

San Rafael, CA 94903

(800) 600-3750

Montway Auto Transport

Montaway has grown from a car shipping broker to offer shipping services. Having been established in 2006, the company has grown steadily to become a trusted shipper.

1400 East Touhy Ave. #255

Des Plaines, IL 60018

(888) 666-8929

We will Transport it

We Will Transport It specializes in shipping boats, cars, yachts, and large over hauls. It has been in operation since 2009. According to their website, they are A+ Dot carriers who pride in their honesty.

2800 W. Oakland Park Blvd

Suite 206

Oakland Park, FL 33311


UniversalCargo ships both internationally and locally. It deals with a range of vessels including cars, boats, and large over haul vessels. The company provides a range of services from over land to air shipments. With over 30 years of experience, the company prides in its reliability and expertise. According to their website, each customer is gets an account executive and a manager.

Culver City

Los Angeles, CA,

These 6 companies are known for their dedication to providing quality boat shipment services.

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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.

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.

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
NO. 025472F
CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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