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Optymist (No. 7765986)

Length x Width x Height
220 x 120 x 50 cm
40 kg
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Total weight:
40 kg
868 km
Private person

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, The Hague

From 29 May 2021 to 6 Jun 2021

Delivery address and date

Poland, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Zbąszyń

Flexible dates

Yachts transportation

Shipping a sailing boat takes particular equipment as well as careful preparation. A sailing boat is an awfully prone to damage and valuable load. Any damages (that can be pretty simple to obtain) may really lower the yacht’s value. This is the reason it would be smart to hire an experienced transport provider to transport a yacht – his knowledge as well as skills will serve as warrant that shipped boat will arrive at its destination without any problems.

Nevertheless regardless of whether you decide to hire a transport provider to ship a yacht, you need to do a few things yourself. First of all, measure the precise size of your sailing boat. You can rely on the information given by the manufacturer, however it would be best to measure the yacht yourself, because even small differences in values can cause the transport to be more difficult and sometimes even impossible. You should check 3 different dimensions when looking for someone to transport your yacht: the length, the height and the beam. Length of the yacht should be measured from the bow all the way to the transom. The sailing boat length shouldn’t contain any elements that are located outside of the boat, for example an outboard motor. The yacht’s height should be measured between the keel and the highest point of the vessel. As for the beam – it is checked at the widest point of the boat, which usually means near the middle of the vessel.

Please, note that giving the transport provider the right size of the boat does not only affect the safety of the shipment but also its cost. More than that, it may also influence the time the transportation can occur – as there are countries where the boats beyond a certain size are not permitted to be transported by the road in some times of a day.

Naturally, the most risk-free way to transport a yacht is by using a dedicated boat trailer or a semitrailer (depending on the size of the boat). In case you choose to get help from a hauler, you don’t have to worry about securing it properly – the transport provider will be obliged to take care of that. When looking for a right transport provider for the job, ask if he has a carrier liability insurance, that will enable you to demand a compensation if anything should happen to your boat in transportation.

The price of yacht shipment largely depends on the dimensions of the yacht as well as the length of the route. Other price-defining factor are atmospheric conditions – harsh atmospheric conditions can cause the boat to damage. In case your boat may be shipped in varying weather conditions, the hauler will have to shield it against those conditions, which could alter the price of the shipment.