How To Choose A Boat Transport Service

boat transport service how to choose a boat transport serviceIf you are looking for a boat transport company, you should be aware that not all boat transporters are the same. When you talk to a boat transport service, you want to check that company’s references from clients. When checking on references, be sure to look at comments from any boatbuilders or dealers. These folks want to make sure their boats are delivered on time and in tip-top shape, so if they get good references from the manufacturers and the dealers, you can expect top quality results.

When you are selecting an overland boat transport service, you need to consider the hazards that are faced. As an example, make sure the hauler has adequate cargo insurance. As an example, a drunk driver could run a stop sign and slam into the truck and knock your boat off onto the roadway causing heavy damage. The auto insurance coverage of the drunk driver will most likely not offer enough coverage to take care of your loss. Your boat insurance will then have to step up. You will need to coordinate your coverage with the boat hauler’s insurance.

Ask the transporter how to protect the boat from damage and what they do to deter theft at night. Also, take the time to ask about equipment that will be used. Some trailers might get the keel just a few inches off the ground. Trimming some height can help you save money by reducing the necessary route surveys, permits, extra miles, and escorts. If a hydraulic trailer is used, it can launch a boat and save time and money from needing to use a travel lift. Sometimes shrink-wrapping is beneficial, but if it tears up going down the interstate it can do more harm than good. Ask the hauler what is best for your particular boat and transport needs.

If your boat needs to be shrink-wrapped, make sure it is done correctly so the wrap won’t rip loose while the boat is en route and cause damage. The goal of shrinl-wrapping is to protect the boat from the elements and the potential hazards it might encounter. It can also help reduce the overall size of the boat by reducing the extensions that reach out from it. By wrapping and pulling in what you can that reaches out from your boat, you can save yourself time and money.

If you are looking to have a boat transported, call on the experienced team at We Will Transport It, Inc. We have a team of professionals who can come up with the best route to transport your boat and get it where it needs to go. Our team takes the time to address your needs, and we will provide you with references and a free estimate for taking your boat where it needs to go.

 

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