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Shiply: Eliminatin' the Anxiety from Boat Transportation

Shiply is 'ere to alleviate the worry from boat 'aulage by assistin' ya in discoverin' a budget-friendly & dependable service that suits your needs. Simply create a postin' on our site & relax as transport providers approach ya with estimates to relocate your boat. When ya spot a quote that appeals to ya, contact the driver, verify the details & await the collection of your boat.

What Are the Reasons for Requirin' Boat Transportation?

Regardless of whether ya require a narrowboat, sailboat, small boat, or yacht transported, Shiply can assist. Did ya recently acquire a new boat that needs delivery? Or perhaps ya need to get your boat to a land-based location? Maybe it's too sizable for ya to transport on your own? No matter the circumstance, Shiply can aid ya in findin' a trustworthy & professional company to ship your boat at a fair price. Optin' for a specialised boat 'auler will ensure your vessel is in safe 'ands. Boat 'aulage companies in the UK & globally will be knowledgeable about the intricacies of workin' with boats, marinas & ports and should guide ya through all aspects of the transportation process.

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

What is the Cost of Transportin' a Boat?

The expense of boat transport will vary based on several factors, but on average, ya 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 per mile, but as mentioned, this can fluctuate 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 'auled by road, whereas larger sailboats or narrowboats will require special attention & will likely be more expensive to transport. A narrowboat may necessitate specialised 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 significantly more costly & may require different companies than those in the UK who specialise in road transport.

Utilisin' Shiply to Locate a Boat Transporter

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

There are two primary methods of boat transportation, & the method ya 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 'auled 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 ya can 'ire a crew to accomplish this. Crews should inspect your vessel, chart courses & check shippin' forecasts for ya.

After receivin' some quotes, ensure ya verify the credentials & feedback of any skippers & crew members, which ya can do by viewin' 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 check the level of experience & professional insurance coverage they offer (do not accept personal insurance) so ya can make the most informed decision for your specific situation.

Don't 'esitate to ask the companies any questions about the transportation process, as they will often 'ave extensive experience.

Findin' the ideal boat transport service can be overwhelmin' if ya intend to compare all the prices & credentials. Larger companies might charge less, whereas smaller family-run transporters could offer ya a more personalised service.

Readyin' Your Boat for Transport

If your vessel is bein' transported by land, there are several preparatory tasks to ensure that the transportation goes as smoothly as possible. You'll want to plan as far in advance as possible to give yourself ample time to prepare for the transport & to enable ya to find a suitable transport service. Boat deliveries can be carried out in various ways, but regardless, make sure your boat is prepared correctly to prevent any damage, leakage, or dangerous loose ends occurrin' durin' the journey.

Check the condition - Thoroughly inspect the interior & exterior of your vessel for any pre-existin' damage, so ya can determine if it sustains any durin' transit. Ya may want to photograph the condition before its journey.

Remove valuables - Ensure ya 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 precaution that will 'elp 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 make sure that all exposed electronics are covered & battery cables are tucked away.

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

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

Ya can also check with your boatyard for any other precautions that they might think important for safe transport. If your boat is goin' to be sailed to its destination, make sure ya arrange with the captain what preparations need to be made prior to the 'andover.

Once your boat is ready, all ya need to do is wait for the transporter to arrive. Once ya 'ave accepted a quote on Shiply, ya will be able to communicate with the transport provider to arrange the final details.

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

Finalisin' Your Boat's Transportation

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

Either way, it's important that ya check your craft post-transit to ensure that it 'asn't been damaged & ask the transporter about any discrepancies so they can be sorted out quickly.

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

When you're 'appy that the transportation job 'as been completed, please leave a review for the service ya used on Shiply on their company profile. Leavin' feedback is extremely 'elpful to us as it 'elps other users when choosin' a transport provider for their own job, & it also 'elps transporters continuously improve their service.

Boat Transport in Norwich

Norwich, situated in Norfolk, UK, is a favoured destination for boat owners & enthusiasts. Many individuals frequently move their boats to & from Norwich for various purposes, such as recreational activities, maintenance, or storage. With its scenic waterways & proximity to the Norfolk Broads, Norwich is an ideal location for boatin' enthusiasts.

If you're searchin' for dependable boat transport services in Norwich, Shiply can assist ya in findin' the right provider. Simply create a listin' on our platform, & local boat transport companies in Norwich will provide ya with competitive quotes. Whether ya need to transport your boat within Norwich or to another location in the UK, our network of experienced transporters will ensure that your vessel reaches its destination safely & efficiently.

When searchin' for "boat transport Norwich" or "Norwich boat transport," keep in mind that Shiply offers a convenient & stress-free solution. Our platform connects ya with trustworthy transporters who specialise in boat 'aulage, ensurin' that your vessel is in capable 'ands throughout its journey.

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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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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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