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Shiply: Eliminatin' the Anxiety from Vessel Transportation

Shiply's 'ere to alleviate the anxiety from vessel transportation by assistin' ya in discoverin' an economical & dependable service that suits your needs. Simply generate a postin' on our site & relax as transportation providers approach ya with estimates to relocate your vessel. Once ya discover a quote that appeals to ya, contact the driver, verify & await the collection of your vessel.

What's the Purpose of Vessel Transportation?

Whether ya require a narrowboat, sailboat, small craft, or yacht transported, Shiply can assist. Did ya recently acquire a new vessel & require delivery? Or perhaps ya need to transport your vessel to a land-based location? Maybe it's too sizable for ya to move on your own? Regardless of the circumstances, Shiply can aid ya in findin' a trustworthy & professional company to ship your vessel at a fair price. Selectin' a specialized vessel hauler will ensure your craft is in capable 'ands. Vessel 'aulage companies in the UK & globally will be knowledgeable about the intricacies of workin' with vessels, marinas, & ports and should guide ya through all aspects of the transportation process.

Postin' your vessel transportation on Shiply & our network of transportation providers will provide ya with price quotes. Simply complete a form with basic details about your vessel to be moved & you'll receive complimentary estimates in pounds sterlin' or euros, dependin' on your location. After receivin' multiple quotes, you'll be able to compare companies based on their qualifications, customer reviews, & prices.

What's the Cost of Vessel Transportation?

The expense of vessel transportation will differ based on several aspects, 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 vessel transportation in the UK is around £1.50 per mile, but as mentioned, this can vary dependin' on the vessel's size. The dimensions of the vessel bein' transported will significantly impact the cost. For instance, small craft transportation is straightforward as they can often be 'auled by road, whereas larger sailboats or narrowboats will demand special attention & will likely be more expensive to move. A narrowboat may necessitate specialized narrowboat movers due to its unique size. Whether the vessel needs to be transported within the UK or internationally will also influence the pricin', as international vessel transportation will be significantly more expensive & may require different companies than those in the UK who specialize in road transportation.

Utilizin' Shiply to Locate a Vessel Transporter

To create a postin' on Shiply, simply fill out a brief form with details about your vessel & the pick-up & drop-off dates & locations. Once your postin' is complete, you'll start receivin' complimentary quotes from various transportation 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 vessel transportation & the approach ya choose will depend on where your vessel needs to go. If your vessel requires transportation in a specific manner, please indicate this on your Shiply postin'.

By road - If your craft 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 vessel or a non-operational vessel, transportation by road is your sole option.

By sea or river - If your vessel needs to be sailed from port to port, then ya can 'ire a crew to accomplish this. Crews should inspect your craft, chart courses, & review shippin' forecasts for ya.

Once ya 'ave received some estimates, ensure ya verify the credentials & feedback of any skippers & crew members, which ya can view by accessin' the transportation providers' company profiles on Shiply. If you're relocatin' 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 ya can make the most informed decision for your unique situation.

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

Discoverin' the ideal vessel transportation service can be overwhelmin' if ya intend to compare all the prices & credentials. Larger companies might charge less, whereas smaller family-operated transporters could offer ya a more personalized service.

Readyin' Your Vessel for Transportation

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

Inspect the condition - Ensure ya thoroughly examine the interior & exterior of your craft for any prior damage. This way, 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 vessel 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 emptied to make the vessel 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 vessel 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 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 removed if they will make the vessel too large to transport easily.

Ya can also consult with your boatyard for any other precautions they might consider important for safe transportation. If your vessel is goin' to be sailed to its destination, ensure ya arrange with the captain what preparations need to be made prior to the 'andover.

Once your vessel 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 transportation provider to arrange the final details.

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

Finalizin' Your Vessel's Transportation

When your craft safely reaches its destination on the delivery date, your vessel 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 assistance 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 inspect your craft post-transit to ensure that it 'asn't been damaged & ask the transporter about any discrepancies so they can be resolved quickly.

Once your vessel 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 satisfied that the transportation job 'as been completed, please leave a review for the service ya used on Shiply on their company profile. Providin' feedback is extremely beneficial to us as it assists other users when selectin' a transportation provider for their own job & it also 'elps transporters continuously improve their service.

Vessel Transportation in Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK

Halifax, situated in West Yorkshire, UK, is a popular destination for vessel owners seekin' to transport their crafts to & from the area. Many individuals choose to move their vessels to Halifax due to its proximity to the Calder & Hebble Navigation, which provides access to the wider UK waterway network. Additionally, Halifax is 'ome to several marinas & boatyards that offer storage, maintenance, & repair services for vessels of all sizes.

If you're considerin' transportin' your vessel to or from Halifax, it's crucial to select a reliable & experienced vessel transportation provider. Shiply can assist ya in findin' the right transporter for your needs, whether you're searchin' for "vessel transport halifax" or "halifax vessel transport". By listin' your requirements on our platform, ya can receive competitive quotes from a range of transportation providers who specialize in vessel transportation in the Halifax area.

When preparin' your vessel for transportation to or from Halifax, ensure ya follow the guidelines outlined above to guarantee a smooth & safe journey. With the right preparation & a trusted transportation provider, ya can 'ave peace of mind knowin' that your vessel will arrive at its destination in Halifax or beyond in top condition.

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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 438,958 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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