Boat Transport help

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Fly'n Family, Oct 26, 2017.

  1. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Member

    528
    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    He guys,

    With two out of the house and two still home, my wife and I have decided to downsize a bit after selling our 370.

    We're looking at two 07' 340's, both out of state. Depending on some factors, will either be shipping from TN or MO to the Dallas area.

    Was given four transporter companies names....have called all four, two are out of business, one hasn't bothered to return a call - and one has quoted $8/mile.

    V-drive boat with no trailer.

    Appreciate any names and numbers that operate in those areas.
     
  2. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Fly, have you tried U-ship.com? You might be able to find someone there.
     
  3. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Member

    528
    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    Hi GFC, yes - I have an ad on Uship. It's only been about 24 hours, so hopefully something will come of it.

    On a side note - you guys still going back and forth to AZ? Great time of year to be out on Pleasant...

    Cheers...
     
  4. wyrman

    wyrman Member SILVER Sponsor

    795
    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    I just had a 310da shipped from Lake of the Ozarks to Washington State.
    I am very happy with, and highly recommend Ernie Dampier of Marine Service Company.
    Very professional, and good communication.
    His driver John that delivered my boat was super as well.
    His price was better than the rest that I got also.
    http://www.marineservicecompany.com
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2017
  5. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Member

    528
    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    Thank you wyrman, I'll call him tomorrow.

    Much appreciated.
     
  6. Raeoflight

    Raeoflight Member

    109
    Sep 29, 2015
    Pickwick, TN
    1999 SeaRay 460
    Twin diesel
    FNF, where are you looking at getting a boat from in TN?
     
  7. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Yup. We're down here now. We got here Sunday and early Monday morning I went to the storage yard to check on the Whaler. I made a custom cover setup for it last year and was pleasantly surprised to see that everything is intact and there's no indication that any water pooled on the cover. That was my main concern. Last year when we got down here there were water stains on the cover and it was obvious there had been significant pooling.

    We'll probably hit Lake Pleasant on Saturday. I can't wait!
     
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  8. Charlesoceanone

    Charlesoceanone Member

    63
    Dec 14, 2014
    Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
    2009 52DB
    QSM11
    I second Ernie. He just moved my 52 DB from st Petersburg to Missouri. First rate communication and kept me informed the whole trip.
     
  9. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    You will not find anyone better than Chris Holmes at US Boat Haulers.
    http://usboathaulers.com/

    Check out his reviews.

    Bennett
     
  10. wyrman

    wyrman Member SILVER Sponsor

    795
    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    Not knocking Chris, but Ernie was great, and less expensive, for me anyways.
     
  11. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    I am sure there is more than one that will do a good job. I got three quotes and Chris was by far the cheapest. His reviews are what sealed the deal. When he pulled out, he sent me a link to an app and on my phone, I could follow him via map the whole way. It also showed his speed.

    He lives just out of Ft Worth so might get a better deal when he was headed home....just me $0.02.

    Bennett
     
  12. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Member

    528
    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    Hey Guys,

    I sincerely appreciate your input. Due to our outstanding CSR community, I now have a few options. Things are looking good for the transport.

    Thanks CSR :D
     
  13. wyrman

    wyrman Member SILVER Sponsor

    795
    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    I like the app to see the progress. My guy didn't have that.
    Looks like you have some great options Fly'n Family.
    Let us know how it all works out.
     
  14. ASDF

    ASDF Member

    57
    Sep 18, 2017
    Boatless
    Boatless
    Up to this point I would recommend talking with JC at JC Marine Services. His reviews (on fb page) are great and his price is in line with others as well. He's very experienced and informative. I haven't hired anyone yet but I'll likely hire him when I find my boat. Just google JC Marine Services.
     
  15. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Member GOLD Sponsor

    607
    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2007 320DA
    Twin 350 Mercs/V-Drives
    It's been 6 years, so i don't know if he's still in business, but Doug Tordik hauled our 320 from Va to Wi. Very professional and I was very pleased.

    Doug Tordik (321-794-1871) cell
    Horizon Marine

    Mike
     
  16. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Member

    528
    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    Thought I'd follow-up with my good and bad boat transport exercise in case it's of help to anyone that searches.

    Bad: Company called Ultra Boat Transport. Rescheduled my pick-up date 7 times over an almost month period - while boat was shrink wrapped and waiting to be picked up. Terrible communications once they received a deposit, just a lousy operation. To boot - it's now been over a week since I requested my funds sent back due to lack of performance (I of course wired the money within 24 hours of their request for deposit) and of course there's a complete lack of communication. Very well may have to take them to court.

    Good: Actually outstanding. Company called Hurricane Marine Transport out of Ohio. They were recommended by the boat folks, and did a helluva good job. Spoke with them on a Thursday, they committed to picking it up the following Monday and have it 1,000 miles away by Wednesday. Not only did they hold up their end, but they arrived at the marina Tuesday evening.

    The gentleman's name is Ian, and they had fantastic equipment and provided their own escort vehicle for the trip. They did everything the right way, escort, permits etc - and I was happy to pay them.

    http://www.hurricanemtinc.com/about.html
     

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