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  1. #1
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    Default boat transport cost

    anyone a idea or experiance of cost road haulage my 54ft motor boat
    west scotland to southeast england
    or better to sail her around, ???

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    benlui is offline Registered User
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    Default Re: boat transport cost

    I paid 1000 (exc crane costs) from Dublin to Cork, in ireland and this was a cash deal, and my boat is only 28ft long. I would think your costs would be huge so if you had the time, better to motor it down. Alternatively, arrange with the haulage company and try to get them to do it on a return trip to save costs however, you may be waiting some time for this. Again, i would consider going by sea! Google some haulage companies and ask for a price. Best of luck

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    Default Re: boat transport cost

    thanks for that, i didnt think it would be cheap. maybe cheaper to hire a pilot or deliver her myself but not enough sailing experiance for such a voyage as yet.

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    You have to take into account the cost of fuel to get her round on her own bottom as well as a skipper if thats the way you go. Caladonian canal then down the east coast but again you need to add in the cost of the canal.
    You could try asking John Shepherd (07836 706119) for a quote. No connection just a satisfied customer.
    Derek,
    Konsort 'Rhumlady'

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    Default Re: boat transport cost

    i've found it cheaper to hire a delivery skipper for a 35 foot yacht, if cranage taken into account

    try posting your item on http://www.shiply.com to get quotes from prospective hauliers - its free
    ever onwards...

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    Default Re: boat transport cost

    We had our Nauticat 38 (LOA 41, 11 tonnes) transported from Grangemouth to Plymouth last year (when oil price was much higher than now) and it cost 2500. We used Interboat and can recommend them. Totally uneventful - picked up and arrived when they said they would, no problems at all. Obviously your boat is quite a lot bigger so will cost more and there may be extra costs if the transporter needs an escort (ours only did at each end - on the motorway it could go unescorted).

    If you are going by sea you obviously have to factor in fuel costs, extra safety equipment, stopovers for bad weather, crew costs etc.

    Hope that helps.

    Mark

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    or better to sail her around, ???

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    Absolutely!
    http://onkudu.com 4 years living on a 21ft boat. 1 month on a 32ft.

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    Default Re: boat transport cost

    54 feet is BIG for road transport. I suspect the cost would be excessive as it might require special routing, escort vehicles, etc.
    Next time, it'll all be different.

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