Recent quotes from San Diego:
Caliber 40 42' LOA
12'10" beam 5' 6" draft
Shelter Island boatyard $1,000 hoist boat, drop and package mast
, put it on a truck
Same price on other end to put it back into water
Shelter Island, San Diego to Seattle $8,000
Dudley trucking out of Tacoma, WA - on a backhaul at their leisure. Dudley is a very high quality trucker with a long history
of great service
for NW boats.
Shelter Island to Cape Coral, Florida
$11,000 on a backhaul by a Florida shipper done on their schedule - I got this bid from uship.com as mentioned above. I could find no history
or records for the firm that bid the $11,000. Seemed a big risk
Both bids were based on "sometime between September 1 and November 1 with two weeks notice."
IF you want to schedule an exact time months in advance - add at least 20% to cost
The beam and requirement for a pilot car is the determining factor in cost.
The height of the boat on the truck is also important - more than 12' 6" (or so) requires many deviations off the interstates and adds a lot of cost and time. My boat fit under all but two bridges when shipped from Tucson to Seattle
(1,600 miles $8,000 in 2004)
We are actively considering how to get our Caliber 40 from San Diego to SW Florida. Sailing/Motoring on her own bottom would be about $5,500 and take November to June if we hustle. Shipping would be about $13,000 and take two weeks at most.