Boat Transport Tips
Getting ready to move your Boat!
Proper boat transportation is an important part of getting
your boat ready for hauling.
Make certain that all loose items in your vessel such as
plates, galley utensils, personal items or any other non-secured
have been secured or removed from the vessel.
Empty all fuel and water from the vessel. Disconnect all
battery cables. Remove any device or fixture that extends
beyond the hull of the boat such as antennas, radar, compasses
or depth sounders. These devices should be secured inside
the boat for shipping. Secure decor such as tops, curtains,
seat cushions Remove the plug from the boat.
You will need to store and secure plastic and plexiglass
windshields below. If you are moving your boat during the
winter months, then you need to winterize the engine, toilets,
the water systems or any other weather sensitive device on
Shrink wrap is an excellent way to protect your boat during
transport. However, a poor shrink wrap may tear due to the
high winds generated by road travel. If this happens, the
vessel could suffer damage from the shrink wrap beating, chaffing
and scratching the vessel. Boat Movers will not accept responsibilty
for damages caused by shrink wrap.
If your larger boat needs to be loaded transom forward,
then the craft needs to be shrink wrapped or we cannot accept
liability for damage that may occur to the windshield during
When moving a sailboat, you must remove all standing rigging,
lights, spreaders, wind indicators and all other types of
mast rigging prior to transport. Otherwise, boat transporters
will not assume liability for damage such as scratches or
abrasions that may occur on the mast or damaged rigging or
lights left on the mast during transport.
All personal belonging should be removed from the boat before
transport. These include cash and valuables, clothing, sporting
goods or any other materials that are not part of the vessel.