I have a 26' Carver cabin cruiser that does not have a trailer. I needed it shipped cross country, but had never used a transport company before. When I asked someone at a local marina about shipping, he told me that it would probably be better to just sell my boat and buy a new one. Well, I really like my old boat (1978 model) and it means a lot to me. We are both like a pair of worn down shoes, old, but comfortable.
Anyway, I found I couldn't sell "My Girl" for what she was worth to me, so the boat languished in the marina where I had it stored for a year or so.
I was about to give up and donate the old girl when I had the idea to google up transport companies to just see what the cost would be. Well, I was amazed when I found uShip, put transportation of the boat up for bid, and received offers within 30 minutes! And, even the initial offers were much lower than expected. After a week, I had my transporter, and within a few days of that, I had my boat. Jonmar Transport did a great job of getting the boat to the local marina and helped put it in the water and get it operational.
The lesson here is:
1) uShip is one great way to find transportation for your stuff
2) Jonmar Transport Rocks!