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Economical & Dependable Boat Shipping with Shiply


Shiply eliminates the inconvenience from boat shipping by assisting you in locating an inexpensive, reliable service that suits your needs. Simply post a listing on our platform & relax as shipping providers approach you with quotes to transport your boat. Once you find a quote that appeals to you, contact the driver, confirm the details, and await the pickup of your boat.


Why Is Boat Shipping Necessary?


Whether you require the transportation of a narrowboat, sailboat, small boat, or yacht, Shiply can assist you. Did you recently purchase a new boat that needs delivery? Or perhaps you need to get your boat to a specific location on land? Maybe it's too large for you to transport on your own? Regardless of the reason, Shiply can help you find a trustworthy & professional company to ship your boat at a fair price. Opting for a specialized boat hauler will ensure your vessel is in capable hands. Boat haulage companies in the UK & internationally are well-versed in working with boats, marinas, and ports, and should assist you with all aspects of the transportation process.


By listing your boat transportation needs on Shiply, our network of shipping providers will provide you with price quotes. You simply need to complete a form with basic information about the boat to be transported & you will receive complimentary quotes in pounds sterling or euros, depending on your location. After receiving several quotes, you can compare companies based on their qualifications, customer reviews, & prices.


What Is the Cost of Boat Shipping?


The cost of boat shipping varies based on several factors, but on average, you can anticipate paying between £100 to £260 for shorter distances & between £450 & £750 for longer trips. The average cost per mile for standard boat shipping in the UK is around £1.50 per mile, but as mentioned, this can fluctuate depending on the boat's size. The dimensions of the boat being transported significantly impact the price. For instance, small boat shipping is straightforward as they can often be hauled on the road, while larger sailboats or narrowboats require special attention & will likely cost more to transport. A narrowboat may necessitate specialized narrowboat movers due to its unique size. Whether the boat needs to be transported within the UK or internationally also affects the pricing, as international boat shipping is considerably more expensive & may require different companies than those in the UK that specialize in road transport.


Utilizing Shiply to Find a Boat Shipper


To create a listing on Shiply, you only need to complete a brief form with details about your boat, pickup & drop-off dates, & locations. Once your listing is posted, you will start receiving complimentary quotes from various shipping providers - some of whom may contact you to better understand the required services so they can provide an accurate quote for the job.


There are two primary methods of boat shipping, & the method you choose will depend on where your boat needs to go. If your boat requires a specific mode of transportation, please specify this in your Shiply listing.


By road – If your vessel needs to be hauled within the same country, road transportation is likely the best option. If you're moving only parts of a boat or a non-starting boat, transportation by road is your sole choice.


By sea or river – If your craft needs to be sailed port-to-port, you can hire a crew to accomplish this. Crews should inspect your vessel, plot courses, & check shipping forecasts on your behalf.


After receiving quotes, ensure you verify the credentials & feedback of any skippers & crew hands by viewing the shipping providers' company profiles on Shiply. If you're transporting a sailboat, look for RYA or MCA accredited crews.


With any type of shipping, it's crucial to check the level of experience & professional insurance coverage offered (do not accept personal insurance) so you can make the most informed decision for your specific situation.


Don't hesitate to ask the companies any questions about the shipping process, as they often have extensive experience.


Finding the right boat shipping service can be overwhelming if you intend to compare all the prices & credentials. Larger companies might charge less, while smaller family-run shippers could offer a more personalized service.


Readying Your Boat for Shipping


If your vessel is being transported by land, there are several preparatory tasks to ensure the shipping goes as smoothly as possible. Plan as far ahead as possible to give yourself ample time to prepare for the transport & find a suitable shipping service. Boat deliveries can be carried out in various ways, but regardless, ensure your boat is properly prepared to prevent any damage, leakage, or dangerous loose ends during the journey.


Check the condition - Thoroughly inspect the inside & outside of your vessel for any pre-existing damage. This way, you can determine if it sustains any damage during transit. Consider taking photos of the condition before its journey.


Remove valuables - Remove anything valuable from your boat before it's moved, as these items will not be insured.


Empty the bilge, water, refuse stores, & most of the fuel - Pump out wastewater & other liquids. Empty any freshwater tanks & rubbish, disconnect fuel tanks, & drain the majority of the gasoline to make the boat lighter to deliver & prevent potential leakages during transport.


Disconnect battery & tidy cables - This precaution will help avoid draining the battery & any shortages in electronics. Despite being a waterborne vehicle, your boat might be exposed to different weather conditions when it travels on a trailer. Ensure all exposed electronics are covered & battery cables are tucked away.


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


For sailboats - Removing all winches & rigging, etc., from the mast is important (also provide padding for points at which the mast will be tied down). Only remove pulpits, stanchions, & lifelines if they will make the boat too large to transport easily.


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


Once your boat is ready, all you need to do is wait for the shipper to arrive. After accepting a quote on Shiply, you will be able to communicate with the shipping provider to confirm details & make any necessary arrangements.


If any changes occur that may differ from what your shipping provider is expecting, ensure they are contacted & made aware so they can plan accordingly.


Finalizing Your Boat's Shipping


When your vessel safely reaches its destination on the delivery date, your boat shipper should assist you with the unloading or docking & may help you with other aspects of maintenance & checks (depending on what you agreed upon). If there are any other services you need help with, these should be specified at the beginning of the process when listing your required service on Shiply.


Either way, it's important that you inspect your craft post-transit to ensure it hasn't been damaged & ask the shipper about any discrepancies so they can be resolved quickly.


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


When you're satisfied that the shipping job has been completed, please leave a review for the service you used on Shiply on their company profile. Leaving feedback is extremely helpful to us as it assists other users when choosing a shipping provider for their own job, & it also helps shippers continuously improve their service.


Boat Shipping in Coalville, Leicestershire, UK


Coalville, situated in Leicestershire, UK, is a popular destination for boat owners & enthusiasts. Many people often transport their boats to & from Coalville for various reasons, such as participating in boating events, accessing nearby waterways, or simply relocating their vessels. With its proximity to several lakes & rivers, Coalville provides a convenient location for boat owners to enjoy their crafts. Whether you're seeking boat shipping Coalville or Coalville boat shipping, Shiply can assist you in finding reliable & affordable services to meet your needs.

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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.

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    Request quotes from our 440,488 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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