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Old 26-05-2011, 11:20   #1
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Transport a Cat by Ship

Hello all,
A friend recently purchased a 41' leopard which has a 24' beam. He wants to ship it to Toronto or Montreal Canada from Tortola BVI.

Does anyone know of a company that can transport a boat that size by ship ?

The other option is to sail her up but hurricane season is near and he has no ocean experience.

All suggestions are welcome.
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Old 26-05-2011, 12:10   #2
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Re: Transport a cat by ship

Try Dockwise.

They can at least get it to Newport RI. I do not think they transport to Canada.
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Re: Transport a cat by ship

Another consideration is for him to sail it up the ICW protected waters and have it trucked the relatively short distance from the northeast US.
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Re: Transport a Cat by Ship

If the beam is not too wide the Hudson river would take him to Montreal?
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Old 26-05-2011, 14:17   #5
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Re: Transport a Cat by Ship

The NYS canal system can handle vessels with a beam of up to 43.5 feet and a LOA of 300 feet.

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All suggestions are welcome.
Hire a crew to sail it.
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Old 26-05-2011, 16:49   #7
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Hire a crew to sail it.
Yes, that is the other option.
He is interviewing captains next week.

I guess he wants to compare costs between having it transported and sailing it. Time is a factor, he can't take more than a week or two off at a time. If the weather doesn't co-operate he burns up money in terms of travel to and from the boat.
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Another consideration is for him to sail it up the ICW protected waters and have it trucked the relatively short distance from the northeast US.
Can they transport a boat with 24' of beam that far (~1000 km) on the hi way?
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I believe tipping the cat at an angle on the trailer is the done thing these days.
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I believe tipping the cat at an angle on the trailer is the done thing these days.
A 24' beam on a 45* angle is 17' wide and 17' tall. Still a big problem for US highways (and bridges).
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Motorsail it there. Sheesh, it's already a boat! Gentler, cheaper, fun-er.
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