Boats are an expensive investment and that’s why some people buy non working boats. Buying a boat which isn’t working is a good way to save some money because it is normally possible to fix them. However, finding an overseas boat transporter which will carry non working boats may be a challenge.
It’s possible to buy non working boats from all around the world on the internet. Boats can even be brought fairly cheaply on internet auction sites such as eBay. However, without the services of an overseas boat transporter it will be difficult to get them delivered to your own country. Check that the overseas boat transporter will carry the boat before spending too much time getting a quote from them.
When getting quotes from the overseas boat transporter companies it’s important to mention the condition of the boat. The condition could affect how the boat can be moved which could put the price the overseas boat transporter charges up. When comparing the quotes received from overseas boat transporter companies you will need to make sure that you compare like for like. Also check that the quotes include all customs charges, handling and unloading.
Preparing the Boat for the Overseas boat Transporter
You will also need to specially prepare the boat for the overseas boat transporter to carry. Remove anything which is sharp or otherwise dangerous as it normally won’t be carried otherwise. If it is still in good enough condition to be loaded onto a trailer, then this is normally the best way of shipping the boat. The overseas boat transporter will be able to advise you about the method of shipping which will work the best. If you are not able to visit the destination yourself to prepare the boat then you will need to mention this to the overseas boat transporter.
If the boat cannot be loaded onto a trailer or is in too poor physical condition then container shipping is probably the only real option. Container shipping is where the boat can be loaded and secured inside a container which can then be put into the hold of ships. It’s also easy for the overseas boat transporter to lift the container with a crane and put it onto trucks or trains as required.
Repairing the Boat
Once the overseas boat transporter company has delivered your boat it’s then time to start repairing it. Then it’s possible to enjoy sailing in it any time you like.