Yacht, Segelboot (No. 5744298)

Yacht, Segelboot

Item length [m]:

12.8

Item width [m]:

2.4

Item height [m]:

3.5

Total weight [kg]:

3500

What is your budget? [€]:

600

Distance: 783.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Bavaria, Traunstein

26 Mar 2020

Delivery address and date

Netherlands, Limburg, Roermond

1 Apr 2020


Yachts transportation

Transporting a yacht calls for certain machinery as well as careful preparation. A yacht is an extremely prone to damage as well as valuable load. Any damages (which can be quite simple to obtain) may really impair the boat’s financial worth. This is why it is smart to hire an experienced hauler to transport a sailing boat – his knowledge and skills will serve as warrant that transported yacht will safely arrive at its destination.


Still regardless of whether you decide to hire a hauler to ship a yacht, you still need to make some preparations personally. Firstly, check the exact size of your yacht. You can rely on the information given by the manufacturer, but it is always safer to measure the boat personally, as even minor differences in size can make shipping more difficult and in some cases even impossible. You should check 3 different dimensions when looking for a transport provider for your yacht: the length, the height and the beam. Length of the sailing boat is measured between the bow and the transom. The sailing boat length shouldn’t include 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 boat. As for the beam – it should be checked at the widest point of the boat, usually near the middle of the yacht.


Remember that giving the transport provider precise dimensions of the boat does not only affect the security of the shipment but additionally its cost. Moreover, it may also affect the time of a day the shipping may take place – because there are countries where the boats beyond a particular size are not allowed on the road in some times of a day.


Naturally, the safest way to ship a yacht is to use a trailer dedicated to transporting a boat or a semitrailer (it mostly depends on how big the boat is). If you choose to hire a hauler, you don’t need to worry about proper way to secure it – the hauler will take care of securing the cargo. While searching for a right transport provider, ask if he has a carrier liability insurance, which will enable you to receive a compensation if anything should happen to your boat in shipment.


The cost of yacht shipment mostly hinges on the size of the yacht as well as the length of the route. Other price-defining factor is the weather – harsh weather conditions can cause the boat to damage. If your boat may be shipped in varying atmospheric conditions, the transport provider must secure it properly, which may alter the cost of the shipment.