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Yacht Transport in Fort Lauderdale
Yacht Transport in Fort Lauderdale

What Is the Yacht Transport in Fort Lauderdale?

There are many great transport companies familiar with shipping yachts by ground or sea in the Fort Lauderdale area. The key is to find a shipping service familiar with the transport of water vessels and affordable, low cost rates. They should also have BBB approval and DOT registration among other certifications, proving their dependability as a transport company.

Contact any transport company with these qualities to ask questions and gather quotes. Don’t forget to ask about their insurance coverage and what it entails.

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Preparing Your Yacht for Its Shipping Process

  • Take any hazardous materials off the yacht including paint, oil, fuel and any other flammable or dangerous liquids.
  • Make sure all latches and hatches are fastened and secured tightly. Reinforce latches with rope, straps or zip ties. There shouldn’t be any way for water or debris to get into the yacht.
  • Go through the yacht to remove any valuable or sentimental items. The transporter will not be held responsible for any of these items. Remove the anchor and any other heavy unattached items as well.
  • Lock or secure shut all doors, cabinets, windows and drawers to prevent them from opening during the yacht’s transport.
  • Secure loose gears and cables inside and outside of the yacht.
  • If the yacht exceeds 13ft in height, make sure you inform the transport company of this. They may need to come up with an alternative route to avoid certain bridges and tunnels. If you can remove the piece or part that makes the yacht this tall, please do so.
  • Disable all electrical and gas powered appliances and equipment. Batteries must also be disconnected.
  • Have all necessary documentation regarding the yacht ready for the towing operator.

Preparing your yacht for its transport is important. It helps reassure a successful and safe shipping process. Not only will it help protect the condition of the yacht during its travels but it will keep those transporting it safer from potential risks.

Aside from preparing the yacht for its transport to ensure its safety, the transport company will provide some insurance coverage. In most cases, the transporter will only protect partial value of the yacht as set by state law. However, you may have the ability to buy additional coverage through the transporter’s insurance agency.

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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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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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