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Sailboat Transport with uShip

Just bought a new sailboat or need your’s to meet you for your vacation? Let uShip take the headache out of shipping a sailboat. We’ll help you get quotes from reliable sailboat transporters, and give you some tips along the way. If you need any help along the way, contact us and we’ll steer you toward your sailboat delivery.

uShip’s marketplace is perfect for finding the best sailboat transport at the best rates. Create your shipment listing, providing as much detail as you can. Then, transporters who specialize in shipping sailboats will give you their best rates. Talk to them directly and look at their carrier profiles to feel confident you’re working with the best service provider for the job.

How to Ship a Sailboat

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Transporting your sailboat is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1 | Create Your Listing

It's best to begin planning the shipment of your sailboat around a month ahead of time. Be ready with the make and model of your boat, as well as the dimensions. You’ll want to get some measurements of your sailboat before creating your listing so that you receive more accurate quotes from sailboat carriers. It is important to gather precise measurements when measuring your sailboat to ensure proper transportation and eliminate costly fees. Specify whether the sailboat is already on a trailer or if the transporter should provide their trailer. Provide as many details as possible in your listing.

2 | Choose the Best Sailboat Shipping Company

Once your shipment listing is complete, you will start getting shipping quotes from sailboat transporters as they compete for your business. This ensures you get the best shipping rates. As the quotes come in, ask the shipping companies questions about their services and experience shipping a sailboat like yours.

Every carrier on the uShip platform has their own carrier profile with their safety records, customer rated feedback, and transportation history. Be sure to spend some time researching the transporter’s history to see what kinds of sailboats they have shipped. You can also see the experience their previous customers had with them. Talking to the transporters and reviewing their carrier profiles will help you feel confident you’re choosing the best sailboat shipping company.

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3 | Sailboat Transport & Delivery

After you have chosen your transportation company, contact them directly with any additional informations, questions, or concerns you may have regarding your sailboat delivery. Communication with your service provider is the key to a successful shipment. Share marina contact and any third party contact information that may be beneficial to a smooth and successful transport. Should you have any trouble communicating directly with your service provider, don’t hesitate to let us know. We’re happy to help in any way before, during, and after your sailboat is delivered.

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How Much Does it Cost to Transport a Sailboat?

The cost to transport a sailboat depends on the distance, the specifications of your boat, and any specific services necessary for a safe transport. On average, it costs $5.56 per mile to move a sailboat less than 100 miles, but costs $1.21 per mile to transport a sailboat less than 1000 miles.

For a better idea of what your sailboat transport may cost, visit our cost-to-ship a sailboat page. You will get a good look at previous sailboat shipments completed through the uShip marketplace and get a glimpse into how we work.

How to Prepare a Sailboat for Transport

Make sure to prepare your sailboat by removing any items that are within the boat that can be lost, moved, or damaged. Talk to a good marina in your area for further sailboat transportation preparation tips. Before you give your sailboat over to your transporter, make sure you know what to expect. You can rest assured that if you take the time to prepare your boat and communicate with your sailboat transporter, your sailboat will arrive safely at its new destination.

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