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Shiply: Eliminatin' the Hassle of Boat Transport in Urmston & Beyond

Cost-effective & Dependable Boat Transport Simplified

Shiply's here to simplify boat transport, assistin' you in discoverin' a cost-effective & trustworthy service that suits your needs. Simply create a listin' on our platform & relax as transport providers present you with quotes to relocate your boat. When you discover a quote that appeals to you, contact the driver, verify the details, & await the collection of your boat.

Reasons You May Require Boat Transportation

Whether you possess a narrowboat, sailboat, small boat, or yacht that needs transportin', Shiply can assist. Perhaps you've recently purchased a new boat & require delivery? Or maybe you need to transport your boat to a land-based destination? It could be that it's too sizable for you to move on your own. Regardless of the circumstance, Shiply can aid you in findin' a dependable & professional company to ship your boat at a fair price.

Selectin' a specialized boat hauler will ensure your vessel is in capable hands. Boat haulage companies in the UK & globally will be well-versed in workin' with boats, marinas, & ports and should guide you through all aspects of the transportation process.

By listin' your boat transportation on Shiply, our network of transport providers will offer you price quotes. You simply need to complete a form with basic information about your boat to be transported & you'll receive complimentary quotes in pounds sterlin' or euros, dependin' on your location. After receivin' multiple quotes, you can compare companies based on their qualifications, customer reviews, & prices.

The Expense of Transportin' a Boat

The expense of boat transport will fluctuate based on several factors, but on average, you can anticipate payin' between £100 to £260 for shorter distances & between £450 & £750 for longer trips. The average cost per mile for standard boat transport in the UK is around £1.50, but as mentioned, this can vary dependin' on the boat's size.

The dimensions of the boat bein' transported will significantly impact the cost. For instance, small boat transport is straightforward as they can often be hauled by road, whereas larger sailboats or narrowboats will demand special attention & will likely have a higher transportation cost. A narrowboat may necessitate specialized narrowboat movers due to its unique size.

Whether the boat needs to be transported within the UK or internationally will also influence the pricin', as international boat transport will be considerably more expensive & may require different companies than those in the UK who specialize in road transport.

Utilizin' Shiply to Locate a Boat Transporter

To create a listin' on Shiply, you only need to complete a brief form with details about your boat & the pick-up & drop-off dates & locations. Once your listin' is finalized, you'll start receivin' complimentary quotes from various transport providers - some of whom may contact you to better understand the required services so they can accurately quote for the job.

There are two primary methods of boat transportation, & the method you choose will depend on where your boat needs to go. If your boat requires transportation in a specific manner, please indicate this on your Shiply listin'.

By road - If your vessel needs to be hauled within the same country, you'll likely find that road transportation is the optimal choice. If you're movin' only parts of a boat or a non-operational boat, transportation by road is your sole option.

By sea or river - If your craft needs to be sailed from port to port, then you can hire a crew to accomplish this. Crews should inspect your vessel, plan routes, & check shippin' forecasts for you.

After receivin' some quotes, ensure you verify the credentials & feedback of any skippers & crew members, which you can view by accessin' the transport providers' company profiles on Shiply. If you're movin' a sailboat, then RYA or MCA accredited crews are the qualifications to seek out.

With any type of transportation, it's crucial to confirm the level of experience & professional insurance coverage they provide (do not accept personal insurance) so you can make the most informed decision for your unique situation.

Don't hesitate to inquire with the companies about any aspects of the transportation process, as they'll often possess extensive experience.

Identifyin' the ideal boat transport service can be overwhelmin' if you intend to compare all the prices & credentials. Larger companies might offer lower prices, whereas smaller family-run transporters could provide a more personalized service.

Readyin' Your Boat for Transport

If your vessel is bein' transported by land, there are several preparatory tasks to ensure the transportation proceeds as smoothly as possible. You'll want to plan well in advance to allow ample time to prepare for the transport & to enable you to find a suitable transport service. Boat deliveries can be executed in various ways, but regardless, ensure your boat is properly prepared to prevent any damage, leakage, or dangerous loose ends occurrin' durin' the journey.

Inspect the condition - Thoroughly examine the interior & exterior of your vessel for any pre-existin' damage. This way, you can determine if it sustains any durin' transit. You may want to photograph the condition before its journey.

Remove valuables - Ensure you remove anythin' valuable from your boat before it's transported, as these items will not be insured.

Empty the bilge, water, refuse stores, & the majority of fuel - Pump out wastewater & other liquids. Any freshwater tanks & rubbish should be emptied, fuel tanks disconnected, & the majority of the gasoline drained to make the boat lighter to deliver & prevent any potential leakages durin' transport.

Disconnect battery & tidy cables - A precautionary measure that will help avoid drainin' the battery & any shortages in electronics. Despite bein' a waterborne vehicle, your boat might be exposed to different weather conditions when it travels on a trailer. So ensure that all exposed electronics are covered & battery cables are tucked away.

Secure items - If they aren't travellin' separately, ensure all accessories & life jackets are stowed away in lockers. Secure all doors & compartments in the galley & washrooms. Also, ensure that the canopy is extra secure, as it might not be designed to travel at the same speeds as a trailer.

For sailboats - Removin' all winches & riggin' etc. from the mast is essential (also provide paddin' for points at which the mast will be tied down). Pulpits, stanchions, & lifelines should only be removed if they'll make the boat too large to transport easily.

You can also consult with your boatyard for any other precautions they might consider important for safe transport. If your boat is goin' to be sailed to its destination, ensure you arrange with the captain what preparations need to be made prior to the handover.

Once your boat is prepared, all you need to do is wait for the transporter to arrive. After acceptin' a quote on Shiply, you'll be able to communicate directly with the transport provider to arrange any final details.

If any changes occur that may differ from what your transport provider is expectin', ensure they are contacted & informed so they can plan accordingly.

Finalizin' Your Boat's Transportation

When your vessel safely reaches its destination on the delivery date, your boat transporter should assist you with the unloadin' or dockin' & may help you with other aspects of maintenance & checks (dependin' on what you agreed upon). If there are any other services you require assistance with, these should be specified at the beginnin' of the process when listin' your required service on Shiply.

Regardless, it's crucial that you inspect your craft post-transit to ensure it hasn't been damaged & inquire with the transporter about any discrepancies so they can be resolved promptly.

Once your boat is safely docked or secured, you can remove the tape & other securin' materials, refill water tanks, reattach batteries & motors, or re-rig your sailboat so it's ready for use again.

When you're satisfied that the transportation job has been completed, please leave a review for the service you used on Shiply on their company profile. Providin' feedback is extremely helpful to us, as it assists other users when selectin' a transport provider for their own job, & it also helps transporters continuously enhance their service.

Boat Transport in Urmston, Greater Manchester, UK

Urmston, situated in Greater Manchester, UK, is a sought-after destination for boat owners seekin' to transport their vessels to & from the area. With its proximity to the Manchester Ship Canal & the River Mersey, Urmston offers convenient access to waterways for recreational boatin' & water sports.

Many individuals opt to relocate their boats to Urmston for storage durin' the off-season or to have them serviced by local marine professionals. Furthermore, boat owners may transport their vessels to Urmston to engage in local boatin' events or to relish the picturesque waterways in the surroundin' area.

When considerin' boat transport to or from Urmston, it's vital to collaborate with experienced & reliable boat transport providers who comprehend the unique challenges of navigatin' the local waterways & roads. By utilizin' a service like Shiply, boat owners can effortlessly connect with trusted boat transport professionals in the Urmston area, ensurin' their vessels are handled with care & delivered safely to their desired 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.

Can I Call Shiply?

Shiply Support is available from 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday on 020 3137 2454. You can also send an email to .

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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    Request quotes from our 439,673 rated transport providers.

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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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