How You Should Make Ready Your Boat for Transporting?

By using any suitable carrier for transporting your yacht to any of your vacation destinations can be a great way to save it from any kind of wear and tear. 

Ship A Car, Inc. can help you and provide cross country boat and yacht shipping services, which is quite an effective, simple, and stress-free way to ship your vessel from one place to another. SAC is entrusted to providing each customer hassle-free and reliable yacht shipping services.

The following are a few tips that you should know how you must ship your boat.

  • Secure everything 

When you are preparing your boat for transport, then secure everything as much as you can. Avoid any leaks and possible water damage by securing all the hatches and cabinet doors by using waterproof tape. All the cabin doors must be shut and all exterior doors and windows must be locked.

  • Voyage insurance

You must make sure that your boat shipping company offers total voyage insurance that can adequately protect your boat if anything by chance goes wrong during the shipping.

  • Inform the shipping company of the dimensions of your boat

You must also inform your shipping company about the dimensional aspects of your boat well in advance so that they can decide which type of transport they should arrange for your boat.

  • Inspect the boat

Before your boat transport company arrives to collect your vessel, you must inspect it thoroughly for damages. You must take photos, and note down any existing damage. Take pictures of the boat from different angles. 

  • Remove all your personal belongings and other prohibited items

You must remove all the following items from your boat and keep them in a safe place.

  • Anchors
  • Antennae
  • Canvas covers and cushions
  • Depth sounders
  • Electronics
  • Flagstaffs
  • Outriggers
  • Propellers
  • Radar transmitters
  • Radio transmitters
  • Screens
  • Valuables

  • Protect your boat from outside

Protect the entire outside of the boat from salt, soot, etc. with shrink wrap. Cover it completely if your boat is too large. Also, cover all chrome fittings and stainless steel or apply an insulator wax on the exposed metal.

  • Empty the tanks

Empty your boat by removing all the water and empty fuel tanks it should not have more than 25% full. Also, remove the drain plugs from and drain all the AC, pumps, and also water systems.

  • Disconnect and power down

Switch off the power of everything, and also unplug your batteries. Store all your cables so that any contact can be prevented. You do not want any dead batteries while your vessel will be offloaded at the destination.

  • Deliver it to the transporter

When you are ready then deliver your ship by keeping it as light as possible. You may also try to flush and sanitize the entire tank with a certain chlorine bleach solution and keep it clean.

  • Be ready with all custom related papers

Bring all your original registry papers and boat keys on the scheduled date of your trip. Ensure that you have all necessary customs paperwork in case you are going on any international voyage.

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