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Old 25-07-2011, 13:45   #16
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Re: Moving 42' Sailboat from Florida to Seattle

Last time I moved Callisto from Kemah, TX to St Martin I put her on Dockwise from Ft Lauderdale to St Thomas. It was great. Reasonable cost, fast and hassle free. Check out Dockwise's sailing schedule and see if they are still serving Vancouver BC.
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Old 25-07-2011, 13:59   #17
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Re: Moving 42' Sailboat from Florida to Seattle

Definitely better by truck than paying a crew and wear ans tear on the boat... long trip and up hill much of the way! I checked into the freighter yacht shipping service to Van BC. It was expensive too. However, you may be able to travel with the boat..
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Old 25-07-2011, 14:06   #18
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Old 25-07-2011, 20:15   #19
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Sell it in Florida. Buy a new boat on the west coast.
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Old 25-07-2011, 20:34   #20
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Re: Moving 42' Sailboat from Florida to Seattle

Consider sailing it to Seattle yourself along with no-pay crew and friends. Enjoy sailing through the warm and sunny Caribbean, San Blas, Columbia, Panama, Galapagoes, Mexico, So California, Channel islands, CA, this would be the chance of a lifetime! Spread the trip out over months or a couple years, commuting home during the breaks. You could wear a t- shirt and shorts almost the whole trip

Or, get it quickly to Seattle and deal with very cold water, fog, rain, chill factor and cloudy skies most of the year; wearing full fowlies and winter clothing most of the time

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Truck it.
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Re: Moving 42' Sailboat from Florida to Seattle

Don't buy it? there has to be an adequate supply of 40ish ft boats in Seattle no?

ck here! http://www.sailboatlistings.com/location/Washington
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, captngjames, and Shawn.W.
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Sell it in Florida. Buy a new boat on the west coast.
Yeah, except the broker's fees will be as much as the shipping... Sail the Carribean!
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Old 26-07-2011, 13:09   #25
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Re: Moving 42' Sailboat from Florida to Seattle

Back to trucking....

15 years ago I had a 39' trucked from cape Cod to Portland OR. That was around $6k. All my info is perhaps out of date....

If I had to do it I would look for a truck company that was local to the PNW and get with them looking for when they had a delivery to the Florida area set up. Then we could work a deal on bring my boat back.

Truckers would rather pull paying jobs both ways that deadheading one way.

Also you might find FL company that needed to deadhead up to Seattle or Portland for a pickup and work that one.

There are a few boat makers int eh Portland/Seattle area that may have a delivers somewhere in FL area.

It might take time but could save a few boat bucks.

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Tell you what, i will do it for free for you. Will even save you money on the panama canal costs. Will leave florida, head south, around the cape of south america then up to seattle. might take me better part of 6 months but i would not mind at all. Can use the straights instead of going around the cape if you like. Might take a little detour to the south pacific for several months.
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I'll be first to volunteer as crew!!!!!
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If we get 2 more we are all set. Any more volunteers for the delivery of a lifetime. Willing to discuss detours as needed
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Could we throw in a little side jaunt to New Zealand?
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No worries mate, we can stop there then head to Australia. Then up to New Guinea, Then a short sail up to Russia, (submarine base I want to visit) then over to Alaska, then down to Seattle. Hey, do you think we might be able to charter it out a couple of times on the way? Of course the crew members will have to wash the boat when we get to port. See, it can all be worked out.

Truck it buddy, easiest and best for the boat.
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