While buying a boat might indeed seem like an exciting prospect for many, the truth is that very few actually stop for a while to consider everything that is involved in the process. This proves to be especially true when the boat that one purchases has to be brought from overseas, like from the U.S. for example, since a lot of “behind the scenes” work is involved in the shipping process when it comes to importing a boat regardless of it being a big or a small one.
And maybe the most important aspect of all the importing process when bringing a boat from overseas is the shipping part. Shipping options are abundant and come in a wide array of prices depending on several factors, of which the boat size and the transportation method are the most relevant ones.
Now, if you happen to be importing a regular-sized boat (for personal use, like a small power boat for example) then of all the available shipping options out there, maybe the most convenient one is to ship the boat in a ocean container. Ocean containers are mostly ideal for boats like the one mentioned above, since they are considered small boats and will, in most cases, fit the width of an ocean container, which is of 92 inches. This makes possible for most boats that are up to 21’ long (measurements can vary depending on the manufacturer) to be easily transported in an ocean container.
However, the preparation for the shipping of a small boat in an ocean container is a delicate process that in some cases even requires the wheels and other parts of its trailer to be removed in order for it to fit the container. This is why when it comes to international shipping of boats, the best option is to leave everything in the hands of a company that has the knowledge and experience necessary in order to take care of all the shipping details, including the packing, customs and even the delivery of the boat.
And of course, here at International Boat Transport we provide an all-inclusive service that encompasses all these, including the packing of your boat and its proper placement in the ocean container in order for it to reach your hands in the safest way possible. All while removing most of the hassle of the international boat shipping process from your hands, saving you countless headaches and a lot of unnecessary expenses.