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Yacht Transport with uShip

With the right knowledge and preparation, shipping your yacht can be simple. Let uShip help relieve the stress of safe yacht shipping. We will help you get great shipping quotes from reliable yacht transport companies, and give you some tips along the way. Should you need any help, contact us, and we’ll get you back on course to your yacht delivery.

The uShip marketplace is great for finding the best yacht transport companies at their best shipping rates. Create a shipment listing detailing your yacht and your shipping needs. Service providers who specialize in transporting yachts will then send you shipping rates for your review. You can talk to them directly and review their carrier profiles to be sure you’re working with the best.

How to Transport a Yacht

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Transport your yacht in just three easy steps!

1 | Create Your Listing

We suggest you begin the planning process for shipping your yacht at least a month before your ship date. This will give you enough time to research your options on boat trailers, choosing a yacht carrier, shopping for quotes and how to best prepare your yacht for pickup. For international yacht shipping, you should provide more time for carriers to research quotes and to properly prepare for your yacht during the extended transport.

Consider your timeframe and locations for pick up and delivery, and specify if your yacht will be on its own trailer or if you’ll need the service providers to get the yacht onto their trailer. Take some high quality photos of your yacht, and be ready with the dimensions, make, and model of your yacht. It is important to gather precise measurements when measuring your yacht to ensure proper transportation and eliminate costly fees. With this information, a yacht transporter can provide a quote for boat shipping that includes licenses and permits. Provide as much detail as possible in the shipment listing so the transporters can provide you their best rates.

2 | Choose the Best Yacht Shipping Company

When you have completed your shipment listing, you will start receiving shipping rates from service providers who specialize in yacht transportation. They’ll provide shipping rates through quotes on your listing as they compete for your business, ensuring you get the best shipping quotes. As the quotes come in, talk to the transporters directly. Ask them questions about their experience shipping yachts and what kind of service they can provide.

Every yacht transporter on uShip has a carrier profile with their transportation history, safety records, and customer rated feedback for your review. Make sure you check out their transport history to see if they have experience shipping a yacht like yours, and see the experience their previous customers had with them. By talking to the service providers and reviewing their carrier profiles, you can feel confident you’re choosing the best yacht shipping company.

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Sailboat in front of yacht in ocean by island

3 | Yacht Transport & Delivery

Once you have chosen your yacht transport company, contact them directly with any concerns, questions, or additional details you may have about your shipment. Provide any marina or third party contact information to your transporter, as clear communication is the key to a successful shipment. If you have any issues communicating with your transporter, please let us know. We are here to help before, during, and after your yacht delivery is complete.

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How Much Does it Cost to Transport a Yacht?

The cost to transport a yacht is dependant on quite a few things. Size of the yacht, distance it’s moving, and services needed for a safe shipment all play a part. To get a closer look into the different types of yacht transport, view our cost to ship a yacht page and get comfortable with the uShip boat shipping process. You can see many boat shipments completed through the uShip marketplace, and get a better idea of what your yacht transport may cost.

How to Prepare Your Yacht for Transport

You should hire your yacht carrier and confirm pickup and drop off dates at least two weeks in advance. After contracting with a boat transporter, you will need to prepare your yacht for shipment. This includes securing any loose items and taking precautions to avoid travel damage. Consult your preferred marina or boat yard for specific questions on how to prepare your boat for transport. Before you hand your yacht over to your movers, make sure you know what to expect from a boat transport service. You can rest assured that if you take the time to prepare your yacht and communicate with your yacht transporter, your vessel will arrive safely at its new destination.

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