Originally Posted by tdalke
My wife and I are looking to purchase
a boat in the next couple months but the boats we've found are located on the east coast
and we're living up in Juneau, Alaska
. Has anybody relocated a boat or had a boat shipped cross country of that size? Or has anybody heard of any reputable companies that ship? If you have had a boat shipped how much was it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated, as it could help us decide on our next home!
Yes, I live on the West Coast
& was unable to find a boat I liked up and down the Western Seaboard. Bought one one the East Coast
. Quote to truck to WA was tough: $23,000 USD for a 42' 13.8' height, 12.5' beam with 58' mast
. Couldn't swallow this, but I bought the boat anyway. Planning to sail her around to Texas
(privately), then truck to SoCal for about $8k plus yard fees
. Panama Canal fees
($3k+) and hassle doesn't look worth it.
I'm planning to keep the boat for a few decades, so I got the boat I really wanted. Side benefit has been some light East Coast cruising this summer. But you can't maintain a boat 3,000 miles from your home base, so she has to get home soon.