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Boat transportation companies

A boat is a valuable asset so if you're planning to transport it you'll want to be sure it's handled as carefully as possible by a professional company. Whether you own a sailing boat, racing boat, commercial fishing boat, yacht, superyacht (which requires specialist mast transport support) or specialist marine cargo equipment, you'll need a specialist boat transport company.

If you intend to sell your boat and need it to be shipped to its new owner in perfect condition, you'll want a transport company that will take extra care.

If you're transporting your recreational or commercial boat within Australia or abroad, here are a few good reasons to use a professional boat transport company:

Benefit from a fully equipped transit company

You'll receive targeted support and guidance regarding every single aspect of relocating or selling your boat.

Professional boat transport companies are fully equipped with specialist trailers, truckers and loading equipment that have been custom built to transport a diverse array of fishing boats, yachts, sailing boats, cruisers, and marine cargo equipment to their owner's preferred destination.

As such, you can rest assured that your vessel and specialist boating equipment will be carefully packaged and protected while in transit.

Many of these transport companies will also handle the various documentation processes that are required for shipping your vessel to different Australian ports on your behalf. Not only will these processes reduce your operating costs by alleviating you from having to purchase specialist hauling equipment, but they will also prevent you from having to undertake the stressful documentation processes and logistical aspects of transporting your boat.

Boat transportation security

Access cost-effective alternatives for commercial businesses,

Boat transport companies are also beneficial for commercial businesses engaged in international trade services. For commercial purposes, a professional boat transport company can offer relevant industry guidance regarding all of the legal documentation and certification requirements necessary for global shipping. You can rest assured that your commercial boats will be shipped in a careful, cost-effective and highly efficient manner that operates in strict accordance with national and international shipping legislation.

Receive expert consultation

One of the main benefits of using a professional boat transport company is the fact that you will be collaborating with a trustworthy organisation that has amassed a wealth of industry-specific expertise and international connections. A dependable and experienced boat transport company will employ skilled personnel who will have undertaken extensive training on how to load, secure and handle all manner of recreational and commercial boats. You'll have the peace of mind of working with a company that has earned professional accreditations and safety certifications from national boating associations such as the Boating Industry Association (BIA), the Australian Trucking Association and relevant state and territory associations.

Depending upon the particular shipping company you use, your boat may even be covered by Marine Transit Insurance, which will comprehensively safeguard your new or used vessel, as well as any trailers, camper trailers, caravans or specialist marine cargo equipment against fire, flood, collision, theft and rollover damage while it is being loaded, during transit and while it is being unloaded.

Using the services of a professional boat transport company, you can remain confident that you will receive a dedicated and highly professional level of service ensuring your boat will be carefully handled by dependable and efficient people while it is being shipped to your chosen destination.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Shiply Cover My Area?

Yes! There are couriers using Shiply all over the country and abroad, so whether you need to move a sofa across town or send a car across Europe, we have got you covered.

Does Shiply Have Different Sized Vehicles?

There are thousands of couriers on Shiply, with a wide range of vehicle sizes capable of handling any delivery. Providing the rough dimensions (and pictures if possible) on your listing will allow the delivery company to get the right vehicle sent out to you.

How Can I Contact Shiply?

You can send an email to Shiply support at .

Who Will Carry Out My Delivery?

Whoever you choose! There are thousands of rated transport providers on our platform ready to make a bid to carry out your delivery. It is up to you to decide which quote to accept.

When Will I Receive A Quote?

You will typically start to receive quotes within 30 minutes. If you are worried about the lack of quotes, try adding some more detail to your listing as transport providers may be unsure of dimensions or weight and feel unable to provide an accurate quote. If your delivery is urgent, you can try our 'featured delivery' feature which moves your listing to the top of the search page for couriers.

How Many Quotes Will I Receive?

Whilst there is no guarantee of quotes, 98% of our listings receive at least 3 quotes, so you are likely to find someone who can undertake the delivery of your items.

Does Shiply Provide Packing Materials?

If your item requires packing materials or extra care then you should make sure this is highlighted in your listing and discussed with any transport provider whose quote you are considering. Couriers on Shiply are able to provide all levels of service and can help pack your items, just ensure you inform them of your needs.

Will My Goods Be Tied Up Securely?

Transport providers will almost always tie up an item in the transport vehicle, as the risk of damage from moving around during transit is high. You should always confirm safety precautions and packing needs with transport providers before accepting a quote.

Can Items Be Taken Upstairs?

Yes, items can be taken upstairs if needed, and can also be assembled. Transport providers on Shiply are happy to provide these services, but you should ensure that you are mentioning these requirements in your listings as it may mean a second person is required for the move.

Can I Travel With My Goods?

The majority of transport providers on Shiply are only insured for the transportation of goods, however, some are also able to take people. If you need to travel with your goods, make sure to mention this in your listing and highlight this to any courier who quotes on your listing.

What If I Need To Cancel My Booking?

If you have accepted a quote and paid the deposit but wish to cancel the delivery, then you should first inform your chosen transport provider that you no longer require the delivery. You should then contact us at to have your deposit refunded.

Can I Change The Address Of The Delivery?

If you have not yet accepted a quote then you are able to change the address of your listing. Note that editing details of your listing after publishing will result in active quotes being voided, so you will have to wait for new quotes to come in. If you have already accepted a quote and need to change the address, please let your transport provider know and contact us at .

Do I Need To Take My Boat Anywhere?

Typically, boat transporters on Shiply will be able to pick your boat up from wherever it is located and will use special boat trailers to do so. If your journey is strictly overseas then it may be cheaper to drive to the port yourself, but boat transporters will always be able to collect your boat, wherever it is.

Can I Keep Items In My Boat During Transportation?

This will likely be up to your boat transporter's discretion, so make sure to ask! One thing to note is that the items will likely not be covered by the insurance that covers the boat, so don't leave anything in there you cannot easily replace.

How Shiply works

How Shiply Works

How Shiply Works

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    Compare prices and read previous customer feedback to pick the right delivery quote for you.

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    Sit back and relax while your item is safely delivered by your chosen transport provider.

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