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Old 04-06-2015, 13:14   #16
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Re: Best way to relocate a 40-45' monohull

I wish I had the info on hand but recall shipping by floating barge as a possibility. They won't deliver in the US so needs to go to Vancouver BC. I'm sure you can find it by a little Google research. I spoke with the rep in Antigua at one time. Pretty sure they were Dutch.
Otherwise a delivery captain. I know a few if you are interested.
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Old 04-06-2015, 14:06   #17
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Re: Best way to relocate a 40-45' monohull

We shipped our Liberty 458 from Seattle to Berkeley. Good experience.

I can't remember the name of the shipping company. If you contact canal boatyard in lake union in seattle they should be able to give you good advice.

We stripped and rebuilt our own boat. The cost was $4 / mile from memory. We were 12'6" wide so lots of permits and route restrictions. Last minute roadwork rerouting can add to the cost and delays.

Your route will be cost prohibitive I suspect.

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Old 04-06-2015, 14:15   #18
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Re: Best way to relocate a 40-45' monohull

Greetings Tdalke, there are so many boats here in Southern California in the 40' to 50' range and it would be such a better sail to Juneau. I've had boats shipped both by land and sea and in both instances it wasn't the best thing to do to the boat. It wasn't just the shipping costs but the hassle of re-commissioning, schedules, delays and damage.
I see boats here in the $100k range that sometimes make me wish I didn't already own. PM me if I can be of any help.
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Old 04-06-2015, 15:43   #19
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Re: Best way to relocate a 40-45' monohull

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We purchased a 45' Island Packet in Oriental NC in fall of 2013. Had it trucked to Anacortes, WA using Joule Yacht Transport. They were very efficient and did a great job. Costs were about $20K for the actual transport plus approx $8K for decommissioning the yacht in NC and recommissioning in WA. There were no boats that met our requirements at the time on the west coast and the plethora of boats available on the east coast made negotiations on price easier in that market. In the end we're thrilled with out boat and the price to get it to the west coast is just a part of the equation we had to endure.
Well, now that's great input.

Now, all the OP would have to do it get it from Seattle to Juneau. Anybody have any idea approximately how long it would take, done as a delivery trip?
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Old 04-06-2015, 15:55   #20
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Re: Best way to relocate a 40-45' monohull

There is a event called "the Race to Alaska", started today I think. No engines alowed paddle and sail only. Starts in Port Townsen and finishes in Ketchikan up the inside passage . Some do it in as little as 7 days.
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We bought our Sceptre 41 in Port Townsend, WA 6 years ago and had her transported from there to just east of Toronto, Canada (Lake Ontario). We used Andrews Yacht Transport out of Niagara On The Lake, Ontario and I have nothing but good things to say about their service and the way they handled the boat. I would use them again without hesitation.
1) Both my insurance company and the yacht builder knew them and 'recommended' them.
2) I got a very good deal (about $10K) because I was very flexible on the time and willing to wait until they were making an east to west delivery trip, and then would pick my boat up for the return rather than traveling empty.
3) They prefer to use their own pads rather than a yacht cradle.
4) Decommissioning and commissioning will set you back about as many $$$ as the transport. We had to live in a hotel for a few weeks while we took things apart.
5) You'll have to remove anything on the yacht that makes the overall clearance more than 14 ft. You don't want to hit a bridge.
6) B.C. is very stringent on wide loads. Anything more than 12 ft. needs an escort vehicle. For this reason they wanted to avoid B.C. and brought our boat back manly through the US. Not an option in your case since you have no choice, unless you sail her back, say from Seattle or ....
7) All the stuff we removed got either stowed on the truck bed or was securely wrapped and packaged down below. We used scads of carpet remnants and that foam material used to wrap and insulate plumbing pipes. I bought armfuls of the stuff (about 300 ft) and we used it to wrap and protect the rod rigging. The mast extrusion was 62 ft. and it rode comfortably on the truck bed. But it did hang out the back a bit.
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Re: Best way to relocate a 40-45' monohull

I bought a Hunter Legend 35.5 in Annapolis, and had it trucked to Kingston Canada. It was surprisingly easy and not that expensive. I used a company called CAN-AM which specializes in cross border.

I realize your boat is much bigger, but I wouldn't hesitate to truck a boat again. It got here so fast, and when you have a new boat, thats a big deal.

Its been a few years, so the costs have likely gone up a lot. But I paid about $3k for the truck. All the other stuff...pulling the mast, haulout and launch, added less than $1k more. The taxes to bring it into Canada were much more than the shipping costs.
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Old 04-06-2015, 18:25   #23
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Hi. We had just the opposite problem when looking for a Grand Banks east Bay 38. Looked at several on the east coast but found one in Seattle. Bought it and had it trucked to Rockland Maine using Journeys End Marina a division of O'Hara Corporation. O'Hara has fishing fleets in Maine and in Alaska. They can haul large boats easily; in fact they frequently truck large Sabres and Hinckleys all over the US. We had the yard in Seattle pack the boat up for us and winterize it since boat was shipping at end of Oct. (cost ~3.5k) They did a great job. Cost to ship our boat was 15k$. They had just trucked a boat to California and were happy to have our boat as a backhaul. Cost was much less because of that. Journeys End was great to deal with and there were no issues when the boat arrived in Rockland. The truck driver called us every day to tell us where he was. If you wish, I can give you contact names and numbers at Journeys End. We highly recommend them
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Re: Best way to relocate a 40-45' monohull

Lots of good posts today.

Friends have bought boats from Canada to Mexico. Some did the delivery themselves; some paid a delivery crew. Terra Nova was purchased in San Leandro Marina, in the San Francisco bay area; friends helped me deliver her. These are fairly painless deliveries--not at all like trucking it. The boat stays together. And in fact normally completes the delivery in much better condition and preparedness than when purchased.

Meaning there is often much work to be done to make a new purchase ready for sea. But then that is money well spent...getting the boat more seaworthy. But doing all that usually means an expensive haulout close to the boat's home port. And it takes extra time to find good resources when you're in a strange harbor or country. So there are extra expenses involved that one should expect.
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Old 05-06-2015, 04:31   #25
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Re: Best way to relocate a 40-45' monohull

By road I would have guessed a lot more than 15-20K. The cheapest I have been quoted for a 38 ft 11 1/2 ft beam was 7K from KY to the panhandle of FL, (only 630 mi, not 3,000)
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Re: Best way to relocate a 40-45' monohull

this man, dana govang, trucked his 38' sailboat from halifax to vancouver
read about it here:
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go to the 2008 blog entries. prices differ greatly. he did it for 11grand
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Smile Focus on 'locate', rather than 'relocate'

It is certainly possible to have boats transported long distances; and it doesn't necessarily have to cost an arm and a leg, or result in damage. However, most people that do it are shipping their own boats, which have sentimental value and/or they have spent years equipping to suit their own needs and tastes.

As you are just starting out, the above considerations don't apply and it's unclear that the added expense and risk are warranted. Before committing to anything, I suggest revising / broadening your search to include west coast brokers and sellers. E.g., if you do an "advanced search" on Yachtworld.com, you can tailor the geographic parameters to "Pacific North West" region currently 186 used 40-45' sailboats available.
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Re: Best way to relocate a 40-45' monohull

When I was looking for Terra Nova, I launched my inflatable in every harbor, in widening circles (north and south, actually) from my home port. That let me see every boat in every harbor, running into lots of potential boats for sale, and chatting with many locals--even produced a very serious contender (Rafiki 37). All the while diligently following up on west coast boating rags, finally finding TN through a Latitude 38 ad.
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However, most people that do it are shipping their own boats, which have sentimental value and/or they have spent years equipping to suit their own needs and tastes.
exactly! shipping a boat that you just bought long distances does not make a lot of sense to me however you might be interested in more information:
the company that i referenced in my last post is
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I have gotten two quotes to take our 42 ft boat down to Ensenada Mexico. Or San Diego . Trucking was 8000 to San Diego from Vancouver , on a ship was 11 500. The ship was a better deal as mast didn't have to come down and I could go with it.




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