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Economical & Dependable Boat Shipping Services


Shiply eliminates the inconvenience of boat transportation by linking you with cost-effective, trustworthy services that cater to your needs. Merely create a posting on our site & relax as shipping providers send you estimates to transport your vessel. Once you discover a quote that appeals to you, reach out to the transporter, verify, and await the collection of your boat.


The Necessity of Boat Shipping


Whether you require the transportation of a narrowboat, sailboat, small craft, or yacht, Shiply can provide assistance. Perhaps you've recently acquired a new vessel and need it shipped? Maybe you need to get your boat to a location on land? Or it's too sizable for you to move on your own? Regardless of the circumstance, Shiply can aid you in finding a dependable & professional company for transporting your boat at the appropriate cost. Opting for a specialized boat hauler will guarantee that you're in capable hands. Boat haulage companies in the UK and globally understand the intricacies of working with boats, marinas, and ports and should support you with all facets of the shipping process.


Obtain Complimentary Estimates for Boat Shipping


Posting your boat transportation on Shiply and our network of shipping providers will provide you with price estimates. Simply complete a form with essential details about your boat to be moved & you'll receive free quotes in pounds sterling or euros, contingent on your location. Once you've obtained several estimates, you can evaluate companies based on their qualifications, customer reviews, & prices.


Boat Shipping Expenses


The price of boat transportation varies based on several aspects, but on average, you can anticipate paying between £100 to £260 for shorter distances & between £450 and £750 for longer trips. The average cost per mile for standard boat shipping is around £1.50 per mile in the UK, but this can fluctuate based on the boat's dimensions. Small boat transportation is simpler as they can often be hauled on the road, whereas larger sailboats or narrowboats necessitate special consideration & may cost more to move. Narrowboats may require specialist narrowboat movers due to their distinct size. International boat shipping will cost substantially more & may necessitate different companies than those in the UK who specialize in road transportation.


Utilizing Shiply to Locate a Boat Transporter


To create a posting on Shiply, complete a brief form with specifics about your boat & the pick-up and drop-off dates and locations. Once your posting is finished, you'll start receiving complimentary estimates from various shipping providers - some may reach out to comprehend the required services more clearly so they can offer an accurate quote.


There are two primary methods of boat transportation, & the approach you select will depend on where your boat needs to go. If your boat requires transportation in a particular manner, please specify this on your Shiply posting.


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


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 for you.


Once you've received estimates, verify the credentials & feedback of any skippers and crew hands by viewing the shipping providers' company profiles on Shiply. If you're moving a sailboat, look for RYA or MCA accredited crews.


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


Don't hesitate to ask the companies any questions about the shipping process, as they often have a high level of expertise.


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 transporters could offer a more personalized service.


Readying Your Boat for Shipping


If your vessel is being moved by land, there are several preparatory tasks to ensure smooth transportation. Plan ahead to give yourself enough time to prepare for the shipping & find a suitable transportation service. Boat deliveries can be carried out in several ways, but regardless, make sure your boat is prepared correctly to prevent damage, leakage, or dangerous loose ends during the journey.


Check the condition - Thoroughly examine the interior & exterior of your vessel for any previous damage to see if it suffers any during transit. Consider taking photographs of the condition before its journey.


Remove valuables - Take anything valuable off your boat before it's moved, as these 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 & empty most of the gasoline to make the boat lighter to deliver & prevent potential leakages during shipping.


Disconnect battery & tidy cables - A precaution that 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. Make sure all exposed electronics are covered & battery cables are tucked away.


Make things secure - If they aren't travelling separately, make sure all accessories & life jackets are stowed away 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). Pulpits, stanchions & lifelines should only be removed if they will make the boat too large to transport easily.


You can also check with your boatyard for any other precautions they might think important for safe shipping. 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 transporter to arrive. Once you have accepted a quote on Shiply, you will be able to communicate with the shipping provider.


If any changes occur that may differ from what your shipping provider is expecting, make sure 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 transporter should help you with the unloading or docking & may assist with other parts of maintenance & checks (depending on what you agreed). 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 check your craft post-transit to ensure it hasn't been damaged & ask the transporter about any discrepancies so they can be sorted out 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 transporters continuously improve their service.


Boat Shipping in Stourbridge, West Midlands, UK


Stourbridge, situated in the West Midlands, UK, is a popular destination for boat owners & enthusiasts. Many people often move boats to & from Stourbridge for various reasons, such as purchasing a new boat, relocating, or participating in boating events. The town's proximity to the Stourbridge Canal & the River Severn makes it an ideal location for boat shipping services.


When searching for boat shipping stourbridge or stourbridge boat shipping, Shiply can connect you with reliable & experienced shipping providers in the area. Our platform allows you to receive multiple quotes from different companies, ensuring you find the best service at a competitive price.


Whether you need to ship a narrowboat, sailboat, or any other type of vessel, Shiply's network of boat shipping professionals in Stourbridge & the surrounding areas can help make the process stress-free & efficient.

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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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    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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