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Boat Transport Horsham: Economical & Dependable Services for Your Watercraft


Are you searching for a hassle-free method to convey your boat to or from Horsham, West Sussex, UK? Search no further than Shiply! Our platform links you with trustworthy & budget-friendly boat transport providers, making it simple to get your watercraft where it needs to go.


Why Select Shiply for Your Boat Transport Requirements?


Whether you've recently acquired a new boat or need to relocate your current one, Shiply can assist. Our network of expert boat haulers specialize in transporting various types of watercraft, including:
- Canal boats
- Sailing boats
- Dinghies
- Motor yachts
These seasoned transporters possess the expertise & equipment necessary to securely move your boat to its destination, whether it's by land or water.


How Shiply Functions


Getting started with Shiply is straightforward. Simply create a listing on our website with specifics about your boat & the desired pick-up and drop-off locations. Transport providers will then send you estimates for their services. Once you find an estimate that meets your needs & budget, you can contact the driver to confirm the details & arrange your boat's pick-up.


Elements Influencing Boat Transport Costs


The price of boat transport can differ depending on several elements, such as:
- Dimensions of the boat
- Length of the journey
- Mode of transportation (road or water)
On average, you can anticipate paying between £100 to £260 for shorter distances & £450 to £750 for longer trips within the UK. The average cost per mile for standard boat transport is around £1.50, but this can vary based on the size of your watercraft.


Boat Transport Modes


There are two primary modes for transporting boats:
1. By road - If your boat needs to be relocated within the same country, road transportation is often the optimal option. This is also the only choice if you're moving non-operational boats or boat components.
2. By sea or river - For port-to-port transportation, you can hire a crew to navigate your boat to its destination. These crews will inspect your watercraft, chart courses, & check shipping forecasts to ensure a secure journey.


Readying Your Boat for Transport


To ensure a smooth & safe transportation process, it's crucial to properly prepare your boat. Some key steps include:
- Inspecting the condition of your boat & documenting any existing damage
- Removing valuables & personal belongings
- Emptying bilge, water, refuse stores, & most of the fuel
- Disconnecting the battery & securing loose wires
- Securing all doors, compartments, & accessories
- Removing or padding masts, rigging, & other protruding elements (for sailboats)
By taking these precautions, you can minimize the risk of damage during transit.


Why People Often Move Boats to & from Horsham


Horsham, a historic market town in West Sussex, UK, is a popular destination for boat enthusiasts. With its proximity to the River Arun & the Wey & Arun Canal, Horsham offers a variety of boating opportunities. Many people transport their boats to Horsham to enjoy the picturesque waterways, participate in boating events, or store their vessels at local marinas. Additionally, some boat owners in Horsham may need to move their boats to other locations for repairs, maintenance, or to explore new waters.


Finalize Your Boat Transport with Shiply


Once your boat arrives safely at its destination, your transporter will help with unloading or docking & may assist with other maintenance tasks, depending on your agreement. Be sure to examine your boat after the journey to ensure no damage has occurred during transit.
When you're satisfied with the transportation service, please leave a review on the provider's Shiply profile. Your feedback helps other users make informed decisions & allows transporters to continually improve their services.


With Shiply, finding reliable & affordable boat transport in Horsham has never been easier. Create your listing today & let us help you get your watercraft where it needs to go!

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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

  • 1

    Request quotes from our 440,488 rated transport providers.

  • 2

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

  • 3

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

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