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Old 28-02-2011, 11:52   #1
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Anybody have an idea how much it would cost to ship a 36' x 11' yacht from Miami to the UK or to Spain?
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If you can get it into a 40' freight container it might be a lot cheaper because it will be easier to handle by the equipment at ports, it will also provide more security for the boat and any equiplment. I would suggest contacting a freight forwarder.
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Anybody have an idea how much it would cost to ship a 36' x 11' yacht from Miami to the UK or to Spain?
Enquired on here about companies that do this for a friend, he got a quote from Dockwise... Martinique to Europe $18000.... he's got a 40ftr....
I could save you $10K.....
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approx 8-10,000 dollars via breakbulk transport, a good bit more for custom yacht transport. Then theres VAT , RCD certification + Mods, 110-< 230VAC etc etc. ) all assuming your not just visiting).
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Old 28-02-2011, 22:39   #5
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Re: Shipping a Yacht from US to UK

Thanks to all for your input.

I'm just looking for options really, I just got transferred to Shekou, China, and that's a 9000 mile great circle trip to Miami. Given the high cost of shipping I think I'll just sail her down to the Houston/clear lake area, and leave her in the care of friends for the duration of my three year posting.

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