How to Measure Your Boat
It is important to give accurate measurements of your boat. This will ensure that transportation is not only safe but effective also. It is a good idea to measure your boat manually, and not to just go from the manufacturing details.
Obtain the accurate length of your boat by measuring from the bow tip, and go to the stern’s centre. You should be sure to include within your measurements the pulpits of the bow, any swimming platforms, the brackets of the motor, and the motor lengths, with the out drives raised.
In order to obtain the accurate height, go from the keel bottom and up to the highest part of the boat which is cannot be removed. Measure the beam accurately, from the point of the boat which is widest, 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 classed as a load which is oversized, 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 costings of your move.