Yacht Transport in Florida
With all the boat and yacht enthusiasts in Florida, it’s no surprise that there are many transport companies throughout the state. Transport companies in the area are extremely familiar with the shipping process of a water vessel whether it’s by ground transport or sea. The process of shipping a water vessel as large as a yacht isn’t something just anyone can handle with a trailer in most cases. It takes the right training, equipment and transport technologies to successfully deliver a yacht to its new home regardless of how near or far.
When you need to find a company to transport your yacht, there are certain traits they should have to prove their dependability and legitimacy in the transport industry. These qualities shouldn’t be hard to spot especially when you use online resources to do research. When you find a few transporters nearby that specialize in yacht and water vessel shipping, look for these qualities and if they seem legit, right down their contact information so you can call them to ask questions and gather estimates.
Traits of a Reliable Yacht Transport Company
- All longstanding, licensed transport companies are required by state law to carry the minimum standards set for insurance coverage. This may not cover the entire value of the yacht so always ask what is entailed in the policy. You may want to purchase additional insurance through the transporter. This protection goes in affect as soon as the boat is in the care of the transporter.
- Haulers, durable shipping trailers, professional transport tools, freight containers, lifts, and the latest equipment are all very important in the process of delivering a yacht. Experienced yacht shipping specialists will keep up to date with the most current transport technology.
- BBB or DOT approval along with any relevant certificates and licenses, show that the transporter is recognized for their authentic business and quality shipping services. They may also carry other certifications and licenses proving their reliability.
- They have affordable, low cost shipping rates and an assortment of transport services for boat owners. If you cannot find the services you expected or have a difficult time choosing the appropriate shipping services for your yacht, customer service agents should be of assistance. In fact, many transport companies will even allow their agents to customize your yacht’s shipping process as necessary.
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.
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.