Whether you’re moving your boat to a new location or just want to be able to get out on the water faster, you must choose the best transport type for your boat. This can be tricky, as each type of transport has its advantages and disadvantages. But don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. In this blog post, we’ll break down all the different transport types for boats so that you can get what works best for your situation.
Option 1: On Its Own Container
Towing a boat on its own trailer is the most common way to transport your vessel. It’s also the safest and easiest option for getting your boat from point A to point B, especially if you have limited experience driving large vehicles or pulling trailers.
The best way to tow a boat on its own trailer is to use a dolly – it helps stabilize the load, making it easier for both you and your vehicle.
If you don’t have access to one of these handy devices, there are plenty of other ways that are just as effective:
- Use two straps around the axle area of each wheel; this will keep everything secure while ensuring nothing slides around during transit. Just make sure they’re strapped tight enough so they won’t loosen up while in transit.
- Put something heavy like sandbags in front or behind each tire as an added measure against sliding off balance while driving down bumpy roads; depending on how bumpy these roads might be, though – this isn’t always needed.
Option 2: On Its Own Bottom
Bottom shipping is when your boat is shipped on its own bottom without being lifted by a crane and placed on the transport vessel. The vessel docks at the dock where you are located, and then you connect your boat to it with steel cables. You can then drive your boat onto the vessel’s deck, or you may be towed on board by tugboats.
Bottom shipping is excellent because it doesn’t require a crane and therefore costs less than other types of transport methods. It also gives you control over who moves your boat, so bottom shipping may be better than other methods if that’s important to you.
Option 3: On a Yacht Transport Ship
If you’re transporting a boat on a yacht transport ship, the vessel will be nearly identical to the one transporting your car. The only difference is that the main deck of a yacht transport ship has an opening where the crane can lower the boat into the vessel’s hold.
The main deck has two openings at each end to allow water to flow through them during loading and unloading. These openings also allow crew members to work around boats transported on these ships. If your boat is too tall or heavy for these openings, you may need to remove part of its railings or decking before loading it onto a yacht transport ship.
Get the Best Type of Transport for Your Yacht
When choosing a transport method for your boat, it’s important to pick the right one. If you choose the wrong type of transport, your boat may be damaged in transit. Choosing the right transportation method will also help keep shipping costs down and ensure that your vessel arrives safely at its final destination.
Here are some tips on how to make sure your boat is appropriately transported:
- Use a professional company that specializes in marine transportation services. A reputable shipper will offer competitive pricing while providing excellent customer service throughout every process. You’ll want someone who pays attention to detail and ensures that all safety regulations are met.
- Pack items carefully so they don’t shift around during transit. Be sure everything is secured tightly before being loaded onto trucks or railcars. Also, ensure that any hazardous materials have been properly labeled with their associated placards/labels according to international laws.
If you have any questions about the different types of transport we’ve discussed, please feel free to contact us, and we’ll be happy to help you.