Great Lakes - 16 ft Runaboat Transport
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11-23-2010, 10:56 PM
Hello, New to this forum . Question - What company would you recommend for transporting ( economically but safely ) a 16 foot runaboat w/ outboard on a trailer from the Detroit MI area to Portland OR ? THe boat isn't worth a lot (1959 Alumacraft Queen 16 with a 1963 40 hp Evinrude ) but its been in the family for years and has some sentimental value in addition to a good hull . Freight companies refer me to boat transport companies and some boat transport companies refer me to freight companies . Two boat transport companies that have offered tolerable quotes are Dotan Transport and Showroom Transport . Anyone out there have any input on these or any other companies I could use ? Also , what is a reasonable price for this , shipping time is very flexible . Thanks !
11-24-2010, 10:11 AM
That's a long route.
I have used Haul My Toys out of Port Clinton for a number of years for both local hauls in Michigan and shipping down to Florida. A great group to work with and have always been 100% on-time.
11-25-2010, 09:11 AM
you might call http://www.davesmarinetransport.com/City%20of%20Port%20Clinton%20Marina.htm
if he can't do it, might have some tips for ya. If it wasn't winter coming up, I might consider towing it out for ya. is the trailer road worthy?
11-26-2010, 01:22 PM
I found a hauler on the Internet when I found a boat in Baltimore and wanted it transported to Ohio. I got a price of $1,850. I posted an ad on Craig's List for a hauler and found a guy that would do it for $1,000. I didn't end up buying the boat so I never used the guy.
09-23-2011, 03:31 PM
I used these guys. Bunch of young hard working guys. It was CHEAP. Felt like I was giving my baby to kids but.... It worked
10-08-2011, 06:25 PM
call susie at dreamtimetransportation.com
they pick up boats for us here in chicago from washigton state they are allways looking for freight especially boats to go out that way
Whatever hauler you choose, don't have the boat and trailer towed to destination. That's a long way for a standard trailer. You will end up or at least risking to blow bearings, wear tires and a lot of tearing on your rig, guaranteed.
Have it flatbedded to destination, it might cost more but it's a piece of mind. DO NOT put any cover, shrinkwrap, or else on boat it WILL tear and cause damage.
A good transporter should be able to suggest all this.
02-05-2012, 05:52 AM
That size will EASILY fit INSIDE any trailer. Sorry, I can't give specifics, but I'll bet most trucking companies would be able to give a pretty good rate on an LTL where they'd otherwise be looking at a partial dead head to OR.