Originally Posted by randoo
To all, I need assistance planning a move from west to east, 34' sailboat. I do NOT want to sail it there but am considering moving via trailer. I want to contract
the job but am not sure how to qualify the mover. I have numerous bids at greatly varying prices, +/- 50%. My boat is in a slip at Dana Point
and the destination
is Cape Hatteras.
Any help and suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Ask a local yard owner or manager for a reference. Assumption is that they would have experience with local brokers buying
and selling then shipping
some of these boats overland. Also, consider same approach to any of the local new boat dealers. I just bought a new Jeanneau
349 from a dealer in Cleveland, 700 miles from where I sail. He offered his shipper and I know that is based on experience. Shipping
is a routine component of new boat sales.