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Old 11-03-2014, 17:36   #1
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Shipping boats to Australia

Hi,
Has anybody had any first-hand experience in shipping boats from US to Australia, in particular with being able to recommend a reputable company.
Has anybody had any experience dealing with Yacht Exports (Florida) or 7Star or Peters & May Australia. Many companies have blogs ranging from not-so-good to very bad. Any advice on experiences, good or bad, would be appreciated.

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Old 12-03-2014, 10:24   #2
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Re: Shipping boats to Australia

We ship big heavy equipment world wide. We use United Fright in Seattle as our crater/packer, and depending on the destination a number of freight forwarders. I use to use DHL as they are known world wide and have offices at most ocean ports. Presently I am using DSV or Expeditors International as DHL service has declined.

The biggest pain is getting the boat prepped/crated so it will pass a ports inspection to be loaded on the ship. Shipping to a deep water ocean port is easy/common. Its the smaller local ports are more difficult.
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Old 12-03-2014, 13:46   #3
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Old 12-03-2014, 15:30   #4
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Re: Shipping boats to Australia

I shipped and imported a yacht from Med to Australia via usa with 7 star and was very happy.
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Re: Shipping boats to Australia

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Hi,
Has anybody had any first-hand experience in shipping boats from US to Australia, in particular with being able to recommend a reputable company.
Has anybody had any experience dealing with Yacht Exports (Florida) or 7Star or Peters & May Australia. Many companies have blogs ranging from not-so-good to very bad. Any advice on experiences, good or bad, would be appreciated.

With thanks,
Phil
Hi Phil,
We shipped our boat from Australia to the Med in 2011 with Sevenstar and they were great, in fact we will ship it back again this year and have no hesitation of using them again. They ship all over the World and have regular ships from USA to Australia.
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Re: Shipping boats to Australia

Thanks everybody for your input.
We decided on 7Star and have now booked our spot.
Here's hoping all goes well.
Thanks again,
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I would steer clear of yacht exports... Read their contract, and you'll feel the same...

Seven star is top notch
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