Estimate Boat Shipping Cost
When it comes to shipping a boat overseas from the USA, there are several factors to consider in order to obtain an accurate cost measurement. Also, besides these factors (like the boat’s overall size and weight) one needs to consider the most important one, which is the actual shipping method itself.
Now, the two most popular international boat shipping methods available are without a doubt shipping by container and the roll-on roll-off shipping method. We provide international shipping services for boats, but before all that let’s take a look at the differences between the two shipping methods and know how they might influence the total boat shipping costs.
Container shipping method: Shipping by container is the most known international boat shipping method out there. It has been used for a long time already and many consider it to be the best way to ship a boat internationally when the shipping distance is very long. This method can prove to be the most economical one of the two that we mention here. This is because when shipping a boat by container, you pay a fixed price for the whole container. And containers can be stacked on the vessel which optimizes the space.
But the containers have limited dimensions and your boat may be too big to fit inside the container. This also demands that the boat to be shipped this way is carefully packaged. Sometime the boat has to be loaded on its side which runs a slight risk of taking some unexpected damage.
Roll-on roll-off shipping method: The roll-on roll-off boat shipping method is a more recently introduced shipping method considered to be far more efficient than the container method. In it, boats are placed on trailers which then are literally rolled on board the cargo ship, and then rolled out of it once it reaches its port of destination. Costs to ship boat for this method are calculated by considering the entire volume of the boat, which means measuring its entire length, width and height in order to determine the total volume to be shipped.
Considering that the total shipping cost to ship boat for this method will be based on the volume of the boat, many owners choose to simply remove some parts of their boats in order to reduce its shipping prices, which makes this shipping method very efficient.
Considering all these, in the end it all comes down to the specific needs of the customer in order for him/her to decide the best shipping method for his/her boat. Just don’t forget that the most important factors are entire volume, shipping distance and delivery speed.
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