The Benefits of Boat Transport by Truck
If you have a boat, you have probably dreamed about fishing for blue marlin off of St. Thomas, just cruising the crystal waters of the Bahamas, or floating off the coast of New England. While you may face some restrictions, you can have your boat transported overland by a professional boat transport service. Having your boat hauled by truck is much more economical than journeying on the sea with your boat.
Delivery almost anywhere is possible with overland transport services, lift-on and lift-off yacht transport ships, and semisubmersible yacht transport ships. While it might sound like a simple task to load your yacht onto a tractor-trailer, it isn’t that simple. Hauling an oversized boat can result in a heavily altered route that takes several hours longer than the normal journey. Different states and different roads have different restrictions regarding oversized loads.
As an example, Connecticut only allows oversized loads Tuesday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and it has to be good weather. Sometimes neighboring states have similar restrictions with different schedules. As an example, if a boat is over 15 feet wide you have to be out of Virginia by 2:30 p.m. on Friday. Otherwise, you are staying put until 9:30 a.m. on Monday. With the right surveys and permits, larger boats can be hauled but they must meet the state guidelines and timeframes.
A professional boat transport service will handle getting all the permits and will map out an approved route that meets the timeframes and guidelines set forth by the different states and areas. They will then share this timeline and map with you, so you will understand the process and where your boat will be when. They will also have all the necessary equipment to safely load and unload your boat.
Anyone working with boat transport should be properly trained so they can handle your boat safely and securely, preventing damage to the vessel while also avoiding damage to other property and keeping everyone near the vessel in transport safe from harm. Ask your boat transport service for references and ask for information about their insurance coverage to make sure your boat is covered from any damages in the event of an accident.
If you are needing a boat transported, call on the experienced team at We Will Transport It, Inc. We have the experience and skills necessary for a safe transport of an oversized boat. Regardless of whether your boat is 10 feet wide or 20 feet wide, you can count on our team of professional movers to get your boat where it needs to go safely and on schedule. We will gladly provide you with a free estimate and a schedule for transporting your boat to its new destination so you can enjoy some time out on the waters.
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