What is the best option for boat transport?



What is the best option for boat transport?

When it comes to boat ownership, for those who have a passion for boating and the open water, it can quickly become a costly interest. Anything from boat servicing to repairs to maintenance and boat transport, boating is expensive but is also one of life’s pleasures that outweigh the costs.  Most boat owners are able to transport their boat to where it needs to be without any problems, usually by towing from their garage to the open water, however what happens when you need your boat transported when you are moving interstate, buying a boat interstate or your boat trailer breaks down? Moving a boat, particularly a larger boat isn’t an easy process and requires specialist expertise.

Transport it yourself

The automatic choice for most people when relocating interstate is to pack as much as they can in the car and trailer boat. Although it would be the obvious choice for short distances, it isn’t ideal for long distances considering the wear and tear you will be putting on your vehicle, the hazards of driving at a considerably slower speed limit on highways, the cost of fuel and potential dangers of towing a heavy load at high speed.  The time and energy involved for an individual to tow a boat long distance is often not as beneficial as it seemed in the beginning and sourcing a reputable company to take on this responsibility is usually the better choice. Professional vehicle transporters can provide peace of mind and you trust that your boat is in good hands.

Research boat providers

Searching for a good vehicle transport company is probably the most difficult part when it comes to relocating your precious asset. In fact, this is probably one of the main reasons why people choose to tow their boat in the first place.  In some way, it is much easier today to research a particular company or business and find out how professional they really are. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of auto transport companies in Australia, but unfortunately not all of them are trusted experienced professionals. There are comparison sites that can provide boat transport quotes to give you an idea of the costs involved transporting a boat interstate, they usually have reviews available to give you an idea of the business you are dealing with. Ideally, you would want to find a company that is experienced moving boats, has a registered ABN and has a good online rating. Ask friends or family for recommendations, the dealer where you originally purchased your boat or even your local removalist.

Ask the right questions

When it comes to selecting a company who you can trust with your boat, it is important to ask as many questions about the process until you feel comfortable. A business that has been doing it for many years will be knowledgeable and able to explain the entire boat transportation process.  Stay away from businesses that aren’t able to answer all you questions or provide a quote that is significantly cheaper than the rest. They usually add on unexpected fees whilst they have your boat in possession.