Do boat shippers need any special licenses or insurance?
Boat movers must have proper operating authority which requires
they have a MC #/DOT # issued by the Federal Highway Safety
They are also required to carry liability and cargo insurance.
You can check their MC #/DOT # at safersys.com and always
ask to see a copy of their certificate of insurance.
If I have a trailer, can they use for my boat transport?
trailer must be in very good, roadworthy condition and properly
maintained. Any time spent preparing or fixing boat trailers
will be billed to the customer at the transporters hourly
Also any damages resulting from a faulty boat trailer will
not be covered by the transport company's insurance.
How much should my deposit be?
Deposits on your boat transport will
vary depending on the transporters requirements and if
boat requires special permits or/and an escort. Boats that
special permits are eight foot six inches wide or more
than eleven feet six inches in height and over thirty feet
Check with each shippers and transporters policy on there
deposit requirements and refund policy in the event of
How do I prepare my boat for shipping?
Lifeboats cannot be transported on
davits. They should be stored securely in the yacht cockpit
or any coverings must be securely fastened. Boat Transporters
are not responsible for preparing boats for transport.
are also not liable for damage caused by any coverings or
torn shrink-wrap. Transports strongly recommend that all
boats be transported on cradles. All items in the cabin
and cockpit should be securely fastened or stored properly
What forms of payment are accepted by boat movers?
Transporters and movers accept cashier and certified checks,
cash and most major credit cards for the deposit. Usually
only cash, cashiers or certified checks will be acceptable
upon delivery of your boat. Check payment policies in terms
with your boat transport provider. We also suggest you
refund policy of your chosen shipper carefully.