Shipping your boat doesn’t have to be difficult. All you need to do is prepare. Planning is always beneficial, so we recommend preparing your boat for transport at least one month before your ship date. For an inside look at the uShip boat shipping process, visit our cost to ship a boat page. There you will be able to view previous boat transport transactions as they happened in our marketplace. No matter what you're shipping, being familiar with the process from the start is the key to getting a great experience!
Before listing your boat for transport, you should make sure that everything is in order for a safe transaction, such as securing loose items, making sure your boat is wrapped properly (if necessary) and taking any other precautions to avoid travel damage. Consult your preferred marina or boat yard for specific questions about preparing your boat.
A full month will give you ample time to learn about your shipping options, receive quotes from customer-rated service providers, choose the provider that’s right for you and fully get your boat ready for shipping. You should spend the first two weeks researching your options and gathering bids. You can take this time to communicate with service providers on uShip so they thoroughly understand your shipping needs. About two weeks from your ship date, you should choose a service provider based on their feedback and price, then start making final pickup and delivery arrangements.
As with all shipments, communication is key. Take the time to understand the exact service that you’re getting, and make sure you and your service provider are on the same page. It’s always best to stay in contact with your provider until your boat has arrived safely.