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Old 06-02-2013, 17:12   #16
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Re: shipping boat from florida to carribean

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I did a quick look at the boat specs and it seems small enough that it could fit inside a standard over-the-road truck as LTL freight. Since it's on a trailer you could have it dropped at the carriers terminal and save some pickup and loading charges. If you have the complete dimensions of the whole package: overall length of the trailer, width, height and weight I'll ask one of the truckers I deal with for a rate. Should be cheaper than my usual shipping since most are solvents and ship hazmat.


I'll PM you the specs as soon as I can get numbers for the trailer. Thanks!
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does anybody have experience good or bad with using shipping companies to get boat shipped to st thomas? any to use or stay away from?
I can't imagine you can get it shipped for less than $15,000 (and you have to wait until they are shipping down there again). But you can get a quote from Dockwise Transport.

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There are several free lance delivery capitains on here who would probably be interested and cheaper, one (Boatsman61) has already posted (shameless plug ).
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I can't imagine you can get it shipped for less than $15,000 (and you have to wait until they are shipping down there again). But you can get a quote from Dockwise Transport.

Boat Shipping to St Thomas | Boat Transport


There are several free lance delivery capitains on here who would probably be interested and cheaper, one (Boatsman61) has already posted (shameless plug ).
I'm already down in the Virgins so its a one way fare!! Tony
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:11   #19
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Re: shipping boat from florida to carribean

Dockwise runs a regular schedule. You just drive onto their submerged ship and they pump it out. Not cheap however!
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There was a Yacht shipping service taking only boats a few years back. Are they still in business? They had a special boat, you just pull alongside and they pull you out. I think they served from Europe, Lauderdale, and to a couple spots in the carribean, thru the canal clear up to Van BC.
Found it: Boat Transport Tips | Dockwise Yacht Transportation
You can travel with your boat if you want.
Not sure if it was the above mentioned service or Dockwise, but 10 years ago it was less than $14k to ship a 45 footer from Florida to Vancouver BC. I wouldnt think it would even be half that from Fl to the Virgins...?
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Re: Shipping Boat from Florida to Carribean

Both Dockwise and Seven Star have runs to St Thomas coming up in March. Not cheap (I will ship to the south of Martinique) but having discussed the trip with a well known delivery skipper, it does cost more money than the own keel solution but saves you a hell of a lot of wear and tear. I don't have the time to do it as I am working but the other option is to just take the time and the weather windows and do some serious exploring on the way down.
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my boat is 57 foot power , trying to get it from south florida to st thomas
You should be aware that the Jones Act makes shipping between US ports more expensive. You may be better off shipping from Florida to one of the foreign ports in the area.
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Old 15-02-2013, 21:27   #23
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Uship dot com

Thanks for that little tip. Just accepted a bid from a boat mover returning Ranger Tugs from the Miami Boat Show to the Seattle area. Saved over a thousand dollars on all previous bids and got a great local carrier. I am now the happy owner of the worlds nicest tender.
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Awesome!!! Glad to help it helps shippers to if you need small things shipped anywhere in the us lots of ahippers jave lots of wasted space
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