I have bee searching for several years for an M-20 racing sailboat. I was delighted when I found one, a classic from 1977, on eBay.
One complication, I'm in Florida and the boat was in Wisconsin. A winter excursion to that state did not appeal to me and the pictures of the boat's trailer made it look like trailing it home wouldn't work.
We bid on the boat, a donation to a boys' ranch, crossed our fingers and looked for a shipper, realizing that we might have to pay more for that service than we were likely to pay for the boat.
We won the auction and happily found JonMarTransport. John was wonderful to work with. The boat appeared on schedule and we are delighted. In spite of its age, it's in wonderful shape with all parts present including 10 sails, one set of which looks like it's never been used. The trailer is a mess, but we don't have to go far.
A great experience.