My wife's father was going to sell their 13' Boston Whaler that had been in the family since 1970! My wife didn't want to see the boat she had used as a child sold, so we looked into shipping it from western NY to AZ. I was concerned it would cost significantly more than the boat was worth. I tried a few "traditional" shippers and my concerns came true. Way too expensive. I had a friend that was shipping a boat from Wisconsin to AZ mention uShip so I thought I would give it one last try.
I placed my boat out there and within a few days received a bid from David Hecht. David is from Ohio and bid what was a very reasonable amount, much, much less than the traditional guys. David was, in a word, EXCELLENT! He asked me to prepay, which I hestitated at first. So I researched his previous shipments and found that everyone had a positive experience and had prepaid as well. Plus, it made sense to me -- lock in a price and David's committment and start planning all the other things (trailer license, boating license, storage, etc.). I prepaid the shipping with no concerns.
I had to wait for the snow/ice to thaw so that I could have some work done on the boat before it was ready. There was about 3 months time between when I paid and when the boat was ready. I had ongoing communication updates with David and he was very flexible and patient throughout. He was easy to get in touch with and was quick to return any emails. His price was fair and made it a good value.
When it finally came time to pick up and ship the boat out here, David was ready. I received ongoing updates from the road and he was here in no time and with zero issues/problems.
Now my wife gets her boat back and our two young boys get to experience the fun and joy of owning a boat!
Thanks uShip and David Hecht!