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

Published by Joe Webster.

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

Boat owners and enthusiasts 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 boat shipping services and transporters 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.

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Services for Boat Transport.

  • Roll On/Roll Off - This is the cheapest method to transport your vessel. Your boat is fastened to the top of a trailer at the pickup point, then shipped and delivered to its destination.
  • Shrink Wrapping - This protects the boat from moisture and salt.
  • Interstate Boat Transport - State to state transport and boat hauls.
  • International Yacht Transport - Have your boat delivered outside of the United States, for example, to Canada.
  • Full Service Moving - The process of transporting a boat along with other vehicles or items. It includes everything from loading, road transport, escorts, customs clearance, unloading, and setting up at the new location. This service usually has full insurance coverage for protection in the event of an accident or damage to the vessel.

The services you want to purchase and some personal information is needed if you wish to receive an estimate for the transportation cost. Boat transport cost will be determined by the following factors: the type of boat, the weight, boat size (length, height, keel, and beam width), the size of all items and equipment being shipped, and the length of travel (distance) between the boat’s storage and its destination. The distances covered will determine fuel prices, and this will reflect on the final cost. Once the boat shipping company has been provided with this information about your shipping needs, they will calculate the most honest quote possible for your transport. Bear in mind that boat transport costs and rates may increase during the peak season as demand for shipping rises.

Boat shipments - Tips prices, fees and charges, place, water tanks, service providers, damages, transportation costs, shipments, recommendations, and other things

Still have questions about the cost of shipping boats, yachts, boat shipping companies, and anything else you want to know about your next boat move? Contact A1 Auto Transport. We are one of the leading boat transport companies with a reputation for serving customers with excellent delivery and shipping different types of boats. We have the appropriate trailers and trucks to support the weight and size of different boats. We have experts and drivers who are well-trained and they have experience in handling and shipping boats even in the most difficult terrains. We have all the licenses, permits, and authorizations required to ship your boats to and from any place in the U.S. and beyond.

Relevant Statistics

  • The average cost to ship a boat across the country is $5,600.
  • Approximately 80% of boat shipments across the country are completed within two weeks.
  • On average, boat owners spend around 15% of their boat's value on shipping costs.
  • The cost per mile to ship a boat across the country is estimated at $3.50.
  • More than 90% of boat owners opt for professional shipping services due to convenience and insurance coverage.

General Facts

  • The cost of shipping a boat across the country depends on various factors, including the size and weight of the boat, the distance to be covered, and any additional services required.
  • Shipping companies usually calculate the cost based on a combination of distance and boat dimensions.
  • Additional expenses such as permits, cranes, handling fees, and insurance may also contribute to the overall cost.
  • It is recommended to obtain quotes from multiple shipping companies to compare prices and services.
  • Factors such as fuel prices, seasonal demand, and accessibility of pickup and drop-off locations can impact the final cost.
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Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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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... Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport.

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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.

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CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
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45 Campus Drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
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
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
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6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
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