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Old 09-08-2008, 14:23   #1
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Advice on truck sailboat across U.S.

We are buying a 34-foot Panda sailboat in Virginia, and want to truck it to Everett, Washington. It weighs 16,000 pounds.
Has anyone trucked a boat long distance? We have one quote for about $9,000. Does that sound reasonable?
How about extra insurance, in case someone vandalizes the boat along the way, or other non-driving mishaps happen?

Also, any advice about de-masting and re-masting would be appreciated.
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Old 11-08-2008, 00:25   #2
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Hi Mike - Congratulations on your purchase. Sorry I don't have any advice to offer in regards to overland trucking.
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Hi Mike

As a now ex trucker I can tell you the price you have is about average. The costs of oversize permits for the truck alone will cost somewhere around a 1000, add in fuel, driver pay and anything else the trucking company can come up with, 9000 is about right. My advise is to find a Trucking comapny that has delivered a boat somewhere close to you from WA, the company will be looking for a backhaul to get their equipment back to that area.

Go to this website, call the switchboard and tell the operator what you need, she will put you in touch with someone there that may be able to put you in contact with an owner operator, might save you some money, if nothing else they can tell you everything you need to know about transporting boats.

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2 years ago I quoted $6k to have a 30footer delivered from S.F. Ca. to Jax Florida. Sounds fair to me taking into consideration of the rise in fuel.......BEST WISHES
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About 3000 miles, sounds fair to me, If I had to pay that for a European trip of the same distance, I would be delighted
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