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Welcome to AutoStar Transport Express, your trusted partner for boat transport services. We specialize in providing safe and efficient transportation solutions for your boats, ensuring they reach their destination securely and on time. With over 10,000+ reviews we are a reliable choice for boat transport nationwide. Purchasing a new cart, or need to ship your boat for any other reason, our experienced team is dedicated to making the process seamless and stress-free. With our vast network of 20,000+ carriers and commitment to excellence, you can trust our express auto transport for all your boat transportation needs. Get a quote today for boat transport.
Here are some different types of boats shipped to different locations in the U.S.
Door-to-Door Auto Transport
Illinois to Arizona
Open Auto Transport
Alaska to Hawaii
Enclosed Auto Transport
Florida to Texas
Types of Boats
- Jet Skis
- Personal watercraft
- Fishing boats
- Pontoon boats
How much does it cost for
On average, boat shipping costs can range from $500 to $5,000 or more for longer distances and larger vessels. The cost of boat shipping can vary depending on several factors, such as the size and type of the boat, the distance of transportation, the transport method (open or enclosed), and any additional services required. Here are some estimated costs for shipping a boat between popular city pairs within the United States:
- Miami, FL to Fort Lauderdale, FL: Approximately $500 – $800
- Los Angeles, CA to San Diego, CA: Approximately $600 – $1,000
- New York City, NY to Boston, MA: Approximately $800 – $1,200
- Seattle, WA to Portland, OR: Approximately $700 – $1,000
- Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA: Approximately $600 – $1,000
Factors that Affect the
Cost of Boat Shipping
- Distance: The distance between the pickup and delivery locations plays a significant role in determining the cost. Longer distances typically result in higher shipping expenses.
- Boat Size and Type: Larger and heavier boats require more specialized equipment and handling, which can increase the shipping cost.
- Transport Method: The choice between open or enclosed transport can impact the price. Enclosed transport provides extra protection but tends to be more expensive than open transport.
- Additional Services: Services such as door-to-door delivery, expedited shipping, or insurance coverage may add to the overall cost.
- Seasonality: High-demand periods, such as peak boating season or holiday periods, can affect shipping rates.
- Open Transport: This is the most common and cost-effective method. The boat is loaded onto an open trailer or carrier exposed to the elements during transit. While it is a safe option for most boats, it may not be ideal for valuable or delicate vessels.
- Enclosed Transport: In this method, the boat is transported within a fully enclosed trailer, providing protection from weather conditions and road debris. Enclosed transport is recommended for high-value boats, luxury yachts, or when added protection is necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you transport boats of all sizes and types?
Absolutely! AutoStar Transport Express can handle boats of various sizes and types, from small personal watercraft to large yachts. We have the expertise, equipment, and network of carriers to accommodate a wide range of boat transport needs, ensuring a safe and reliable journey for your watercraft.
How long does it take to transport my boat?
The duration of boat transport can vary depending on factors such as the distance, route, and any specific requirements. In general, local or short-distance transport may take a few days, while long-distance shipping can take up to a few weeks.
Is my boat secured during transportation?
Absolutely! AutoStar Transport Express employs specialized equipment and secure tie-down methods to ensure that your boat remains stable and protected throughout the transportation process. Our team of experienced drivers and carriers takes every precaution to safeguard your boat from any potential damage during transit.