Cruisers Forum
 


Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 26-05-2011, 10:20   #1
Registered User
 
philip.malcove's Avatar

Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 3
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.
philip.malcove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-05-2011, 11:10   #2
Registered User
 
jackdale's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 5,765
Images: 1
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.
__________________
CRYA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor Evaluator, Sail
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
jackdale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-05-2011, 11:39   #3
Registered User
 
Aussiesuede's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC & Seattle, WA
Posts: 639
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.
__________________
I'm On point, On task, On message, and Off drugs. A Streetwise Smart Bomb, Out of rehab and In denial. Over the Top, On the edge, Under the Radar, and In Control. Behind the 8 ball, Ahead of the Curve and I've got a Love Child who sends me Hate mail. - (George Carlin)
Aussiesuede is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-05-2011, 12:44   #4
Registered User
 
mikereed100's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Cat in Chile, trawler in Ventura
Boat: 46' custom cat "Rum Doxy", Roughwater 41"Abreojos"
Posts: 1,903
Images: 2
Re: Transport a Cat by Ship

If the beam is not too wide the Hudson river would take him to Montreal?
mikereed100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-05-2011, 13:17   #5
Registered User
 
Aiki's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Hudson River, NY
Posts: 13
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.

New York State Canal System (NYSCS) - Navigation, Locks, Distances, and Cruising Guides for the Erie Canal, Oswego Canal, Champlain Canal. Cayuga-Seneca Canal, and the Troy Lock
__________________
Erik
(Currently looking for the next boat)
Newburgh, NY
Aiki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-05-2011, 13:37   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: SW Florida
Boat: FP Belize, 43' - Dot Dun
Posts: 3,822
Re: Transport a Cat by Ship

Quote:
Originally Posted by philip.malcove View Post
All suggestions are welcome.
Hire a crew to sail it.
DotDun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-05-2011, 15:49   #7
Registered User
 
philip.malcove's Avatar

Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by DotDun

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.
philip.malcove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-05-2011, 15:56   #8
Registered User
 
philip.malcove's Avatar

Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aussiesuede
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?
philip.malcove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-05-2011, 16:44   #9
Registered User
 
Dragon Lady's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Sydney Australia
Boat: Lavezzi 40, Pourpre
Posts: 961
Re: Transport a Cat by Ship

I believe tipping the cat at an angle on the trailer is the done thing these days.
Dragon Lady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-05-2011, 19:13   #10
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: SW Florida
Boat: FP Belize, 43' - Dot Dun
Posts: 3,822
Re: Transport a Cat by Ship

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dragon Lady View Post
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).
DotDun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-05-2011, 19:18   #11
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,959
Images: 4
Re: Transport a Cat by Ship

Motorsail it there. Sheesh, it's already a boat! Gentler, cheaper, fun-er.
daddle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jumping Ship - From a Mono to a Cat SaucySailoress Multihull Sailboats 89 06-07-2018 06:45
Sailboat Transport MatildaMouse Dollars & Cents 14 11-08-2009 22:00
S.S. - Steam Ship or Sailing Ship? Colorado Dreamer General Sailing Forum 8 12-10-2008 07:02
Transport troppoboat Liveaboard's Forum 4 08-11-2006 03:20

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 20:50.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.