How to Measure Your Boat
It is important to give accurate measurements of your boat to ensure the quotes you get for its transport are accurate. It’s a good idea to actually measure your boat manually rather than relying on manufacturing details or documents.
When measuring, start from the bow tip and go to the stern’s centre. Include within your measurements the pulpits of the bow, swimming platforms, motor brackets, motor length and any outdrives raised.
To measure the boat’s height, measure from the keep bottom to the highest part of the boat that won’t be removed for transport.
To measure the beam, start from the widest point of the boat and be sure to include the rub-rail in your measurements.
In order to meet legal standards, your boat’s loaded height cannot exceed 13’6”. If your boat is in excess of this measurement, you will need to go with specific type of transporter, and as a result the journey will take longer. If your boat is in excess of 8’6” width, it will be classified as an oversized load, and in this case a specific permit will be need to be obtained prior to moving. A boat which measures more than 12’ in width will also need an accredited escort, and you should bear in mind that this will add to the overall cost of your move.