Boat Transport with uShip
We know when it comes to shipping your boat, you want the safest transport at the best rate, and with uShip, you can find just that! We’ll help you figure out how to transport a boat, help you find reliable transporters at the best rates and give you tips on preparing your boat for transport. If the waters get choppy, we’re here to navigate you back on course with your boat transport. Contact us before, during, or after your shipment for support.
uShip’s marketplace makes it easy to find the best boat transporters to meet your shipment needs and your budget. Create your listing with the needs of your shipment, the make and model of your boat, and be as detailed as possible. Once you’ve completed your shipment listing, transporters who specialize in boat hauling will start sending you quotes for your review. You’re able to talk to the carriers, review their transport history, safety records and customer-rated feedback as they compete for your business.
How Much Does Boat Transportation Cost?
The cost for boat transportation depends on the distance and the needs for your boat to be safely transported. The average cost is around $600 to $1,000 for longer hauls and $150 to $350 for shorter distance transport.
For a closer look at what it might cost to transport your boat, take a look at uShip's cost to ship boats index to view shipments like your’s completed through the uShip marketplace. This will also give you a good idea of how we work.
How to Prepare a Boat for Shipping
There are a couple of things you can do to ensure a successful boat transport. This includes securing any loose items and taking precautions to avoid travel damage. Before dismantling anything on your boat, take photos so that you have something to reference when reassembling the boat after the transport. Then, remove all personal items from your boat. Clean your boat’s exterior and inspect for any damages. It is also advised that you have it inspected by a licensed marine surveyor.
- Pick a loading spot that has a 14' clearance.
- Secure all loose gear above and below deck.
- Close and secure any hatches; seal them to avoid any possible water damage.
- Cabin windows also need to be latched and taped from the outside.
- Drain all fuel and water tanks and remove any drain plugs from the hull.
- Disconnect batteries, and secure the cables away from it to prevent any contact.