Sailing Yacht Elan 45 (No. 7987599)

Sailing Yacht Elan 45
Length x Width x Height
Sailing Yacht Elan 45
1385 x 418 x 390 cm
10400 kg
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Total weight:
10400 kg
942 km

Pick-up address and date

France, Provence-Alpes-Côte D'azur, Bouc-Bel-Air

From 1 Oct 2021 to 24 Oct 2021

Delivery address and date

France, Normandia, Le Havre

From 31 Oct 2021 to 28 Nov 2021

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Yachts transportation

Transporting a sailing boat takes special machinery and careful preparation. A sailing boat is an extremely prone to damage and costly cargo. Any damages (that can be pretty easy to get) may really lower the yacht’s value. That’s why it is best to hire skilled transport provider to ship a yacht – his experience and abilities will serve as warrant that transported yacht will arrive at its destination without any problems.

However even if you hire a hauler to transport a sailing boat, you need to make some preparations yourself. Firstly, check the exact dimensions of your yacht. You can rely on what the manufacturer tells you, but it is always safer to take the dimensions of the yacht personally, as even minor disparities in size can cause the shipping to be harder and in some cases even impossible. There are 3 dimensions that you should know when searching for a hauler for your sailing boat: the length, the height and the beam. Length of the sailing boat should be measured between the bow and the transom. The yacht length should not include any elements that are located outside of the boat, for example an outboard motor. The yacht’s height is measured between the keel and the highest point of the boat. As for the beam – it is checked at the widest point of the boat, usually in the middle of the boat.

Please, note that giving the transport provider the right dimensions of the boat affects not only the safety of the shipment but additionally its price. More than that, it may also affect the time of a day the shipping may take place – because there are countries where the boats beyond a certain size may not be allowed on the road in some times of a day.

Of course, the most risk-free way to transport a sailing boat is to use a trailer dedicated to transporting a boat or a semitrailer (it mostly depends on how big the boat is). If you decide to hire a transport provider, you do not need to worry about securing it properly – the hauler will be obliged to take care of securing the cargo. When searching for a right hauler, ask if he has a carrier liability insurance, that will enable you to demand a compensation in case anything happens to your boat in shipment.

The cost of boat transportation largely depends on the size of the boat as well as the length of the route. Other price-defining factor are atmospheric conditions – harsh weather conditions may cause the boat to damage. In case your boat may be shipped in uncertain atmospheric conditions, the hauler will have to secure it properly, and it could alter the cost of the shipment.