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Four Winns (No. 4968518)

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Distance: 1218.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Palma

16 Oct 2019

Delivery address and date

Switzerland, Canton Of Bern, Biel/bienne

21 Oct 2019

Yachts transportation

Transporting a yacht takes particular supplies as well as thorough arrangements. A sailing boat is an awfully prone to damage as well as valuable load. Possible damages (that are pretty simple to obtain) could seriously lower the yacht’s financial worth. That’s the reason it is best to hire skilled transport provider to ship a yacht – his experience and abilities will serve as insurance that shipped boat will arrive at its destination without any problems.

Still regardless of whether you decide to hire a hauler to transport a sailing boat, you still need to do a few things personally. Firstly, check the exact dimensions of your sailing boat. You can rely on what the manufacturer tells you, however it would be best to take the dimensions of the yacht yourself, as even minor differences in values can make the transport harder and in some cases even impossible. There are three dimensions you should know when looking for someone to transport your sailing boat: the length, the height and the beam. Length of the sailing boat is measured from the bow all the way to the transom. The sailing boat length does not contain any elements that are located outside of the boat, e.g. an outboard motor. The height of the yacht is measured between the keel and the highest point of the vessel. As for the beam – it should be measured where the boat is widest, which usually means near the middle of the yacht.

Remember that giving the transport provider the right dimensions of the yacht does not only affect the safety of the shipment but also its price. Moreover, it can also influence the time the transportation can occur – because in some countries the boats above a certain length may not be permitted to be transported by the road in certain times of a day.

Of course, the most risk-free way to ship a yacht is by using a dedicated boat trailer or a semitrailer (depending on the size of the boat). In case you choose to hire a hauler, you do not have to worry about proper way to secure it – the hauler will take care of securing the cargo. When searching for a proper transport provider for the job, make sure he has a carrier liability insurance, that will entitle you to demand a compensation if anything should happen to your yacht in transportation.

The price of yacht shipment mostly hinges on the dimensions of the yacht and the length of the route. Among the price-defining factors you may also find the weather – harsh atmospheric conditions can cause the boat to damage. If your boat may be shipped in varying atmospheric conditions, the transport provider will have to shield it against those conditions, which may raise the price of the shipment.