What Will It Cost to Ship a Boat across the Country?

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What Will It Cost to Ship a Boat across the Country?

Boat enthusiasts and owners will go to great lengths to buy the vessel of their choice, even if that means it must transport from one side of the nation to the other. The process of shipping isn’t nearly as expensive as people may assume.

It is actually a cost effective service that most individuals are able to fit in their budget. It is the absolute safest way to transport a vehicle of any kind without jeopardizing its condition.

There are several shipping services that tend to the transport of boats and other water vessels. All transport services are safe, affordable and easy to take advantage of. To get a better idea of what your shipping services might cost, you must first decide on which services to use for your boat’s delivery. Some services cost more than others, so make sure you understand what each service entails. The transporter should be happy to help you customize your shipping process.


A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-452-2880 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.


Services for Boat Transport.

  • Roll On/Roll Off – This is the cheapest way to transport your vessel. Your boat is fastened to the top of a trailer and delivered to its destination.
  • Shrink Wrapping – This protects the boat from moisture and salt.
  • Interstate Boat Transport – State to state transport.
  • International Yacht Transport – Have your boat delivered outside of the U.S.
  • Full Service Moving – The process of transporting a boat along with other vehicles or items.

The services you want to purchase and some personal information is needed if you wish to receive an estimate for the cost of the transport. The cost of your transport will depend on the type of boat, the weight of all items being shipped, and the length of travel between the boat’s storage and its destination. Once the transporter has been provided with this information, they will calculate the most honest quote possible for your transport.

Joe Webster

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 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, Inc., 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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