Transporting your boat with uShip
We know when it comes to transporting your boat, you want the safest transport at the best rate, and with uShip, you can find just that! We’ll help you figure out how to transport a boat, help you find reliable transporters at the best rates and give you tips on preparing your boat for transport. If the waters get choppy, we’re here to navigate you back on course with your boat transport. Contact us before, during, or after your you transport your boat for any help.
Using uShip’s marketplace will make the job of transporting your boat much easier. You will be able to find the most suitable transporter based on your transportation requirements as well as your planned budget. Load your listing on the uShip portal as it allows for as much detail to be entered so as to get the right transporter for you. When you list your requirements you are able to put the make of the boat as well as all the issues you need addressed when your boat is transported. Once you have completed putting up your listing, you will start to receive price quotations from transporters. At this stage, you are able to open discussions with them check out their ratings from customers as well as see their safety records.
What is the price to transport a boat?
Factors that influence the price you will pay for transporting your boat are the distance to be travelled to deliver your boat and any requirements you will have in having the boat transported. You are looking at a price of between R 8000 to R 14000 for long distance transportation and R 800 to R 5000 for shorter distances.
You can take a look at uShip’s cost to transport boats index to see other boat loads we have previously done for customers using the uShip marketplace so you have a much better idea of how uShip works. Please look at cost to transport boats index to see how similar transactions took place on the uShip marketplace.
Preparing your boat for transportation
To make sure your boat is transported successfully, you must make sure that all loose items are properly secured on the boat. If there are loose items you would prefer to dismantle, take photos so that when you are putting them back you know where they go. Make sure there are no personal belongings on the boat. Make sure you take photos of any damage on the boat and make sure it is clean. A licenced marine surveyor can also inspect the boat to make sure that the boat is up for the trip.
- Make sure your loading location has at least a 14’ clearance.
- All loose gear must be kept secure.
- Close or seal any openings on the boat.
- Close all windows, make sure they are latched and further secure them by taping them from the outside.
- Make sure there is no fuel or water in any of the tanks and remove any drain plugs.
- Make sure your battery is disconnected and the terminals cannot touch the batteries during transportation.