BOAT MOVING

Can You Help with Moving a Boat?

As part of the planning stages of a home move, the first step is to perform a detailed survey of all belongings to generate a true-cost moving quote and moving instructions.

This step is important because the cost of moving big ticket items like cars, trucks, and boats will require specific planning that includes additional costs, personnel and equipment. Many homeowners, unless they live on a body of water, will most likely have a method of boat transport using a haul-behind trailer. However, depending on the distance to your new home and timing, moving a boat yourself may not be an option. When working with an established moving company like Suddath® , however, you have options.

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Moving Checklist

When you’re planning a move, it can feel like there are too many steps in your moving checklist to prioritize, let alone accomplish. This moving checklist gives you the most important steps, prioritized with a suggested timeline. Don’t worry if you’re starting less than eight weeks before your move date. You can customize this list according to your own timeline and add steps or leave out ones that don’t apply.

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A PARTNER FOR YOUR BOAT MOVE

A reputable moving company like Suddath will have a trusted partner to help you facilitate a boat move. There are many things to consider: size, weight, height, engine, etc. – all play into how, when and where a boat will be moved. It takes skilled boat movers to properly assess, load and secure a boat on the moving vessel and to properly transport it.

Consider Your Destination

If there are bodies of water as transport ways to your new destination, you may consider a sea travel option where a boat is loaded onto a waterway “boat carrier” and shipped to a port nearby your new home. However, if your new home is landlocked, ground transportation is your only option. Again, as with other non-water vehicles, you will have the option of open-air transportation or enclosed carriers, all of which will depend on the type, size, and weight of your boat.

Consider Boat Storage Options

Chances are transporting your boat may not follow along a parallel timeline to your actual move. Different routes may have to be taken to get your boat to your new destination because of height, bridge and road restrictions and simply the speed you are allowed to travel when hauling a big item. You may consider having your boat delivered to a boat storage facility near your new home to retrieve later; or in some instances, you can save costs by allowing your boat to travel ahead of you, and therefore have it waiting at a storage location before you arrive.

ADDITIONAL MOVING SERVICES

Piano Moving

Suddath has trained experts who understand every piece of wood, ivory, and steel your piano is made from. We understand how damaging moisture and unnatural positioning can be to your instrument and know how to safeguard against them.

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Custom Crating

Unique items or items that are particularly delicate, fragile or irregularly sized, may require their own tailored, custom crates built to protect these types of items. Our team consists of experts who will take measurements and build a crate to spec to protect these items.

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Automobile Moving

During a home move, time might not allow you to check a road trip off your list just yet. Suddath will make sure your vehicle gets to your new destination.

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Motorcycle Moving

If you need someone to carefully transport your motorcycle, Suddath can work with our trusted partners to ensure it gets to your new destination safely.

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BOAT MOVING FAQ

Will Suddath move my boat only?

Our service offering does not include singular boat moves. We are, however, partnered with skilled boat transport companies who can manage moving your boat as part of an overall home move. A Suddath coordinator can guide you through the process of securing quotes and instructions, and maintain all this information as part of one-stop-moving services for ease.

How much does boat transport cost?

There are many factors that determine the cost to move a boat including weight, size, height, make, model, distance and location of the new home. Some estimates range from $600-$1000 to transport a boat, but of course, large luxury water vessels like yachts may require an entire move plan, with costs of yacht movers, and more. All the details will be assessed by the boat transport company and your move coordinator at Suddath to determine the true cost, which in some instances could include a storage facility fee along the way depending on the move plan.

Is there special equipment needed to move a boat?

Yes, and generally extra personnel skilled in moving boats is required as well. Depending on the type, style, size and weight of a boat, you will need to make sure you have the right items to properly secure a boat, minimize it from shifting during transport, and be able to unload it carefully. The crucial step of a pre-move home assessment will outline what is needed ahead of time to move a boat so that move day goes smoothly.

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