Tips for Sailboat Transport
Professional sailboat transport ensures that you can explore new territories aboard your boat no matter where you end up in the world. Some ocean fanatics choose to use their vessel to travel from port to port, but if you’re moving to a new country, then you might need to book your small boat transport separately. That’s no worry when you work with Trans Global Auto Logistics.
With our expert freight forwarding services, we can ensure that your vessel is waiting for you in its next port of call. We’ll get it to you safely, securely, and totally intact. That way, you’ll be prepped and ready to head out onto uncharted waters as soon as you’re all settled in your new digs.
It’s easier to transport a sailboat when it’s stripped down and prepped properly. For most boat owners, that involves removing extraneous items that aren’t needed, such as furniture, cargo, and similar items. You will need to clean up both the deck and the cabin. Bear in mind that unsecured cargo can go crashing and flying around during the journey. Emptying your compartments and containers allows you to minimize the risk of any damages.
Work on the exterior of the boat, as well. To avoid damage, you need to remove or secure the antennae, lights, and propellers. Use your best judgment to decide if you need to take off any of your boat’s trim. Trans Global operates our own packing facilities and utilizes the latest technology when wrapping and packing your vessel.
The Measure of a Boat
Take the time to carefully measure your small boat before transport. The measures need to be accurate for several reasons, all of them beneficial to you. For starters, your small boat will likely need to be shipped in a container or a compartment with strict dimension requirements. It’s imperative to know your boat’s precise measurements to plan for shipment.
The correct measurements are also vital for calculating the cost of shipping. Incorrect measurements can cost you more money in the long run, either because you’re overpaying in the first place, or because you have to pay extra to make up for understated measurements.
Ask as many questions as possible when researching cargo carriers, and go with a company that specializes in sailboat transport. Working with a reputable company will make you feel better about the entire shipping process. Trans Global Auto Logistics has been operating for over 30 years, so you know that you can trust us with your pride and joy. Call to request a quote or just to discuss the size of your boat, where you’re going, and what you need from us.