Container international boat shipping method we use when a boat is too wide to be rolled straight inside the shipping container. We turn a boat on it’s side and safely load inside a 40’HC container using tilt method and custom made shipping cradle. Fuel, oil, water are drained, tops, windshields are removed if needed, batteries disconnected. Boat trader’s most economical boat transport method when multiple boats with trailers are shipped inside the same shipping container.
As you are aware, there are many ways to ship a boat from EU overseas, if your boat has a beam (width) of less than 8’6” or (102′) (2.59 meters), and is less than 36′ in total length, one method stands out as being more cost effective than any other methods. Shipping one or more boats inside a shipping container has proven to be an economical method for years, but shipping boats with a beam larger then 7’5″ wide has always been difficult. But with our many years of experience, and proven packing and loading methods, not only is shipping larger boats possible, it is safer than ever.
With the fabrication of a steel shipping cradle, that is fitted to match your boat specifications, we can load your boat into the container by loading the boat on an angle. We can accommodate for instance large 28′ power boat with 2 jet skis including their trailers or 25′ fishing boat together with 17′ bow rider with their trailers inside the same 40′ HC shipping container. These custom made shipping cradles, combined with specialized strap and support systems designed by us, you can rest assure your boat will arrive safe and damage free.
As part of our international boat export service, we provide our customers with inland or ground transportation from anywhere in Europe to our facility. We can pick up your boat or yacht from boat dealer, private seller, boat trader, our Annoncesbateau actions, liquidation auction, marina, e-Bay boat auction and more. We transport powerboats and sailboats up to 50′ long. All of our equipment is designed to adequately and safely support your boat and its accompanying structures such as a fly bridge or mast.When transporting a boat from marina to our prep center, we make sure a marina or boatyard with at least 14′ overhead clearance on its approach. Legal height limit is 13’6″ meaning when the boat is on our trailer that is what the overall height is. If the boat height is 12′ we are within the legal height limitations. If your boat is over 12′ high, we can be take off a fly bridge or bow culpit or we can stick the keel into the trailer, which will also lower the overall height of the load. Boats that are over 8’6 wide are considered to be an “oversize load” and will require permits to be trucked in every EU country. Those permits will be obtained by us and are included as part of the hauling charges. Boats that are over 45' wide may require an “certified escort”. This too is a extra charges that will be included in your transport charges. The only time you will run into extra charges is if we are re-routed by the state when ordering the over sized permits. This will happen when there is road construction or some other detour that will not allow your boat to go on that particular road. When we are re-directed it adds additional mileage to the trip you will be charged per km over and above the mileage quoted in your contract for this particular haul. For your convenience we have various boat trailers that are sure to fit your needs. All equipment is air-ride in order to allow a smooth ride for the over the road transport of your boat. Our 53′ low boy or belly trailer can safely support large over sized boats or multiple boats thereby lowering your boat transport cost. Our 45′ hydraulic trailer can self-load and unload power and sailboats of any size. As long as we can get the rig in your yard you supply the blocking and/or jack stands and the boat is where you want it to be. If your boat or yacht doesn’t have a trailer, no worries, we will provide ours.