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"Excellent experience shipping a 34 foot boat"

shipping from Portsmouth, Virginia Alexandria Bay, New York for $2,382.93

Portsmouth, Virginia
Alexandria Bay, New York
659 mi.

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We shipped a 34 foot 1995 Maxum 3200 SCR cruiser from Virginia to Alex Bay New York. We just purchased the boat, live in upstate New York and will be keeping it there. I discovered uShip via a web search, and decided to create a shipment to see if I would get any bids and how they would compare to shipping prices I had received from service providers recommended by the marina we had purchased the boat from. Within 24 hours of submitting the shipment request we had a bid. We ended up with nearly a half dozen bidders. All bidders were at half to two thirds of the price quoted to us by the marina recommended service! We decided upon Starboard Logistics based on a combination of price (not the lowest, but close) and the recommendations of other uShippers rating their services. Needless to say, we were extremely happy with our choice of service providers. Chuck at Starboard was the ultimate professional, with an obvious extensive lifetime experience with boats and shipping and a personal love of boating. He handled our boat as if it were his own. The delivery was late, due to the marina, not Chuck, and he was very accommodating about re-arranging his schedule in order to get the boat to us when we needed it. Chuck kept us well informed of every step of the delivery process and upon delivering the boat, which was in exactly the same condition as when he had picked it up, he went out of his way to help us gas up, power wash and trouble shoot various issues with the boat (which had been present upon purchase, unbeknownst to us). If we ever ship a boat again our first choice will be Chuck and Starboard Logistics. The uShip process itself was easy, efficient and saved us a bundle!

- Michael B.