Segelyacht - Albin Alpha (No. 5550655)

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Distance: 1995.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Finland, Pohjois-Suomi, Oulu

10 May 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Großenbrode

Flexible dates

Yachts transportation

Shipping a sailing boat requires special equipment and thorough arrangements. A sailing boat is a very prone to damage and expensive cargo. Possible damages (that can be quite easy to obtain) could seriously diminish the yacht’s value. This is the reason it would be best to search for help from a professional hauler to ship a yacht – his experience as well as abilities will be your insurance that shipped boat will arrive at its destination without any problems.

However regardless of whether you decide to hire a hauler to ship a yacht, you still need to make some preparations yourself. Firstly, check the exact size of your yacht. You can rely on the information given by the manufacturer, however it is always best to measure the boat personally, as even slight disparities in values can cause the shipping to be more demanding and sometimes even impossible. You should check 3 different dimensions when searching for a hauler for 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 should not include any elements that are located outside of the boat, for example an outboard motor. The yacht’s height should be measured from the keel to the highest point of the vessel. As for the beam – it is checked where the boat is widest, which usually means in the middle of the yacht.

Please, note that giving the transport provider precise dimensions of the yacht does not only affect the safety of the shipment but also its price. Moreover, it can also influence the time of a day the transportation may take place – as there are countries where the boats beyond a particular size are not permitted on the road in some times of a day.

Of course, the safest way to ship a yacht is to use a trailer dedicated to transporting a boat or a semitrailer (depending on the size of the boat). If you choose to hire a transport provider, you don’t need to worry about securing it properly – the hauler will be obliged to take care of that. When searching for a right transport provider for the job, make sure he has a carrier liability insurance, which will entitle you to demand a repayment if anything should happen to your boat in transportation.

The cost of yacht transportation largely depends on the dimensions of the yacht as well as how long the route is. Other price-defining factor is the weather – harsh atmospheric conditions can cause the boat to damage. If there is a risk your boat will be shipped in uncertain weather conditions, the transport provider must shield it against those conditions, which may raise the price of the transportation.