Why to use a boat transport company near me?
Boat transport is not an easy operation. Make sure you are transporting your boat with a company that you can trust. Understand that a boat can either be transported land or water. However, if the boat is large enough a police escort may be required to ship a boat by land. The price will be decided by size of the boat, distance being shipped, and the value of the boat (which can impact insurance cost). Some companies will provide free boat quotes.
Yacht transport ship
This is a common method for boats 40 to 80 feet. On land these boat would require the trucker to have a police escort. But a much easier and cost efficient method is to have the boat loaded and transported on a yacht transport ship. These transports take time to book, however, they can be booked via a boat transport company. These can get pricey and a 60 foot yacht shipping from Florida could cost $40,00 to $70,000, depending on the type of carrier booked.
Boat delivery with captain
A boat delivery with a captain can save you money, but that's a big undertaking. You will have to have trust in the captain and any responsibility that will come with sailing it. You will also have to accept the wear that will occur during the boats transport. A crew of 2 could average around $1,000 a day on the cheaper end of the spectrum.
You will also have to take into account fuel, dockage, and the crews boarding expenses. You should talk with the crew before hand to check how weather and mechanical delays will be dealt with. We advise to get as much information as possible when making your decision.
Boat cost per mile
This is very dependent on size, but here is a rough estimate as to what you will be paying based on a per mile calculation.
Greater than twelve feet long: $2.75 - $3.75 per mile
Twelve feet long: $2.50 - $3.50 per mile
Eleven feet long: $2.25 - $3.25 per mile
Ten feet long: $2 - $3 per mile
Nine feet long: $1.75 - $2.75 per mile
Smaller than nine feet long: $1.50 - $2.50
In an example, a twelve-foot long boat traveling 500 miles will like cost between $1250 and $1750 for a ballpark figure. To get an exact estimate call a transport company.