Powerboat Transport Preparation Guide
Powerboat Transport presents a few issues when considering a boat move. Interstate Haulers is very knowledgeable in all aspects of transporting powerboats of all sizes. Different size boats require a different set of skills and knowledge. Powerboat transportation also requires specialized transport trailers. When contracting Interstate Haulers you can be assured that the right equipment will be dispatched to haul your boat. If it has its own trailer your boat and trailer will be inspected for safety prior to moving your boat.
Hauling Out Your Powerboat Prior To Transport.
If your powerboat requires being hauled out for transport be aware that the bottom needs to be clean of all living organisms and plant life. Most states have now adopted laws concerning transporting your boat from one geographical area to another. In the past transporting boats with marine life residing on the hulls has developed problems with the local marine environment being over taken by nonresident marine life. When getting ready for a powerboat transport, have the marina pressure wash the hull to remove these organisms.
Powerboat Deck and Cockpit Gear
There are items on Powerboats that need to be either removed or secured prior to shipping your boat. When readying your powerboat for transporting keep in mind your boat will realize winds in excess of 55 miles per hour when being transported. Venturi €™s and antennas are especially vulnerable to damage. On large powerboats or yachts they must be removed. Boat haulers cannot be held responsible for damage that occurs to these items while being transported. Any electronics that are not flush mounted in the cockpit need to be removed and stored below in a cabinet or removed entirely. As does the loose cushions and other loose items.
Powerboat Transport Height Issues
Transporting powerboats sometimes presents height issues. In most states 13.6 feet loaded is the legal height to transport any boat. Boats can be shipped taller than that but it will require a permit and a pole car in most instances. These cenarios do increase the costs to move boats. At times it is more cost effective to remove a fly bridge than to run a pole car for thousands of miles. This is best decided once you factor in the route and the height.
Interstate Haulers and their Boa Transport Professionals are experts at powerboat transport and hauling. Once you send in a quote to have your boat hauled you can rest assured you will receive a accurate quote toÂ ship your boat.