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Old 04-08-2010, 21:34   #1
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Question Cost of Hauling

Hi All,

Looking at a Hunter 30 located about 200 miles from me and was wondering if anyone had an idea what the cost of hauling a boat this size would be. Not sure if there are regional differences, but it would be from the Texas coast to a lake near Austin.

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Old 05-08-2010, 05:50   #2
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10 to 20 dollars a foot
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I don't think that would include haul, launch, unstepping/stepping the mast, etc.
For that matter that sounds pretty cheap for the truck.
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Its not cheap by any means.I have a friend who does this and hauls heavy equipment.There is alot of cost involved like oversize permits, escort vehicle fee's(may not be required), truck cost and the cost of unstepping/stepping mast ect. But since it is going a short distance it may not be that bad. But I do know not all carriers charge the same.Some charge by the foot some charge by the weight and by the foot. If you dont have any luck let me know and I can ask him for you and see what I can do to help.I know a few people in this industry and I have a good friend who's family is in the truck escort service as well. I live in Houston and the ones I know are in Texas.

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costed me $800+- to haul 33' , 120 mi. Hauler had a hydraulic trailer that lifted boat off stands and set it on stands in another yard.
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Dennis, you'll need to call some haulers for quotes. They can vary by 4x depending on how fast you need it, what time of year, whether they have to deadhead the trip (return empty), road permits, access, all sorts of things.

If you ask "What can I do to get a lower price?" they may just tell you. If you can be flexible about the timing "anytime this month" instead of "next Tuesday morning" that's a big price changer all by itself.
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Yes, it can vary widely. I got quotes to get my 36' Sea Ray SRV360 from Charleston to Lake Allatoona (NW Atlanta, GA). 350 miles. They quoted $2,000 if I removed the flybridge. $4,000 with it still on the boat. With the flybridge on, including trailer it would be 14' 4" tall. 3" taller and the price would have gone up astronomically (or maybe impossible). If it was 13'6", it would have been the $2000 price.

That did not include the cost of:
  • Haul-out, and having the Travellift set it on the trailer.
  • Remove props.
  • Diver to replace props at destination.
  • No extra cost for the boat ramp splash.
I am moving it this fall or spring. Flybridge on.

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Thanks for all of the feedback guys! That helps me decide if this boat is worth messing with! If I decide I want the boat, I will drop you an email Outlawed and get some contacts from you.

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