How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Boat?
The average cost to ship a boat is around $600 to $1,000 for longer hauls and $150 to $350 for shorter distance transport. There are many factors that go into the cost of shipping a boat, including:
- Location of pick up and delivery
- Size of the boat (length, height, and weight); larger boats may require permits and escorts
- Whether the boat is on its own trailer
- Distance traveled
Check out these examples of boat shipments through uShip:
- 22′ Crownline 225 BR with trailer: Illinois to Texas, $1,250
- Pursuit 2860 Denali: Florida to Massachusetts, $3,400
- Ski Centurion Barefoot Warrior: Virginia to Indiana, $500
- 20ft crestliner sportfish on trailer: California to Texas, $1,000
To get a good idea of what it might cost to ship your boat, take a look at our cost to ship a boat page.
Things to Keep in Mind When Shipping a Boat
Safety is the number one priority when transporting your boat. You can find helpful resources to do your part to make sure the boat is delivered safely. Find out more in uShip’s boat shipping guides.
It’s also important to be aware of regulations and restrictions you may have to work with when transporting a boat:
- Height of the boat: We suggest removing some parts to reduce the height of the boat. The greater the height, the greater the chance of the boat being tipped over.
- Transport boat based on its style: Different types of boats have certain things to look out for when being transported. For example, with power boats and speed boats, it is important to check that windshields are tough enough to withstand strong winds during transport.
- Insurance: You should make sure the boat is covered during transport. Talk to your insurance company and the transport company to make sure your boat is insured during transit.
Don’t forget to update all of you licenses and tags when your boat arrives at its new location.
uShip saves you time and money when you need to transport your boat. We make the whole process easy on you. When you use uShip, you’re protected and supported by the best: