Originally Posted by Island Dreamin
We are going to take our Beneteau
440 from Kentucky Lake to Mobile Al via the Tombigbee waterway and are considering shipping
our mast Our mast is 65 feet. . Has anyone attempted this or have a recommendation of a shipper. Thanks
Many specialty truck transport companies can haul that length of load. It is an overlength load and requires specialized trailer
and compliance with each State's regulations
for overlength loads. Will be a pricey haul, especially when calculated on a per pound basis. But if you use a transport company that pools together several masts for one transhipment the costs become much more reasonable. It doesn't require a big rig, just a long trailer
. Of keen issue is your mast is rather long at 65 feet, [perhaps they could cut it into two shorter bits,
movers or mast movers.
Great Loop Mast Shipping ‚€” Albert Logistics, Inc.
GREAT LOOP MAST SHIPPING FORM
Albert Logistics, Inc. is the go-to transportation company for boaters navigating the Great Loop. We have been moving boats and other marine equipment
manufacturers, private individuals, and the US Government
for over 12 years. We are boaters as well so we understand the intricacies of moving boats and other marine equipment
. We are fully insured and registered with the USDOT.
We pool masts at the marinas
listed in the form so that we can provide the most economical shipping costs for everyone. Rates are based on where the mast is being picked up as well as overall length. Select the marina for pick up from the drop down tab then select the proper rate based on your masts length. The rates are for masts 58' in total shipping length and less. The boom ships free.
Rates for masts longer than 58' quoted on a case-by-case basis. You will still benefit from the pooled rate, however longer masts may require permits / pilot cars / as well as special bracing. Much greater costs, MUCH.
All masts are delivered to Turner Marine in Mobile, AL.
Enjoy motoring across the country.