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Plan Ahead

Dec 18th 2015 at 2:24 AM

There are many factors to consider when shipping a boat overseas.

A situation recently occurred and now I am stuck shipping my brother’s boat overseas. I don’t know how much it costs to ship a boat overseas. I’ll have to research what it takes to ship a boat across the ocean. Since I have no idea what I’m doing I’m going to have find the professionals who do know what to do.

Apparently to ship a boat overseas I need specific information and documentation. I will need to take some measurements, like the dimensions of the boat. I need to know the type of shipping method that I prefer. I also need to know the weight of the boat. I’ve discovered that the cheapest way to get the boat onto the cargo ship is to load it into a shipping container that will then be lifted by a crane on the ship. The other way is to just roll the fishing boat onto the ship with its own boat trailer and then roll it off at its destination port. In an attempt to save my brothers some cash I’ll go with the cheapest method.

In my research I’ve discovered that boat shipping companies can pick up the boat and also delivery it to the destination point. It would save me time not having to haul the boat myself. A critical part of shipping a boat is the finalizing of important paperwork and shipping documents. Without the pertinent paperwork the boat will never leave the dock. Finally, I realize that I’d better add shipping insurance just in case something was to happen to my brother’s boat during transport.

I discovered that there are many things to do before shipping a boat overseas. It is a process that cannot be done in one day. It takes time. Additionally, not every boat is shipped exactly the same way. Each boat has to be measured and weighted. The price of shipping a boat across the water depends on the method of shipping and any services that might be added like pick-up and delivery. One factor that doesn’t change though, is that all of the paperwork must be signed and fully complete. Without the bill of sale, US Customs forms, the boat title and anything else required by the shipping company the boat will not leave the dock.

By the time I finished I realized that my brother left me with a large job to do. Shipping a boat requires months of advanced planning and you also need to hire the best boat shipping service worldwide. I didn’t know how long it would take to get the shipping documents in order or to schedule the shipment of the boat. At first I didn’t know how to help my brother but with plenty of phone calls, paperwork, boat shipping insurance, and patience I was able to get his boat loaded onto the ship. When the boat arrived to my brother’s new overseas home it arrived in one piece and everything was in order for him to take delivery.

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