I purchased a 2005 230 SSi Chapparal boat in mint condition by shopping on the internet. My home is in Buffalo, NY, I found the boat on consignment with Cape Fear Yacht Marina, Wilmington, NC, who then helped me hire a independent surveyor, who inspected the boat and sent me a report via internet. I couldn't figure how I was going to have the boat shipped to Lake Keowee, SC, where I am building a second home until I found uShip on the internet. At first I was a little no easy way for me to personally ship the boat I decided to try uShip. What a great expeience. I had over a dozen shippers bidding and I was able to have the boat picked up and delivered in a couple of days, for less than it would have cost me in gas to drive and pick up myself. I highly recommend this service. So to sum up I found the exact boat I was looking for, ( Only 24 hours on the boat and in great contition) at 60% of the new boat cost, had the boat inspected, shipped to my new place in 4 days without ever leaving my office or meeting anyone in person.