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Old 07-03-2020, 09:56 PM
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I did use the search and didn’t see an answer. I am wanting a estimated cost to trailer a boat to San Diego from Tampa Fl. Anyone know? I know there are a lot of haulers that do it. Interested in what you paid.
My boat is a 26’ power cat.
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Definitely interested in any responses. I could be in the same situation in a few years.
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Paid a dollar a mile last year 24’ Walkaround on a 10k trailer
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I am also curious
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I am actually looking to do the exact same thing.

I have been using uship.com to look at 22-24 ft boats WA shipping costs. Be coming from FL to CA
Cost approximately seems to be doable for about 2K .
10K, that's insane!

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Originally Posted by FishkillerzXXX View Post
I am actually looking to do the exact same thing.

I have been using uship.com to look at 22-24 ft boats WA shipping costs. Be coming from FL to CA
Cost approximately seems to be doable for about 2K .
10K, that's insane!
2k? thats unheard of i think.
10k may be high or fair (thats why i'm asking) but 2k seems low..
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Originally Posted by alex88 View Post
Paid a dollar a mile last year 24’ Walkaround on a 10k trailer
so did you pay around $2,600 plus incentals and tax etc?
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6 years ago I paid $10,500 to ship a 32' Nordic tug from ft lauderdale to Ventura ca.
In 2008 I paid $3400 to ship a 25' Parker to California from Stuart Fl
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My guy is trying to charge me $14,200 to tow a 26' Cat on a brand new Ameritrail trailer from Tampa to San Diego. Am I getting hosed?
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Originally Posted by noanoa View Post
My guy is trying to charge me $14,200 to tow a 26' Cat on a brand new Ameritrail trailer from Tampa to San Diego. Am I getting hosed?
definitely
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Originally Posted by noanoa View Post
My guy is trying to charge me $14,200 to tow a 26' Cat on a brand new Ameritrail trailer from Tampa to San Diego. Am I getting hosed?
Yes you are big time
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Unbelievable.
Well i guess i should never surprised at the lengths humans will go too to get $.
Anybody have a recent coast to coast boat hauling/trailer tow cost?
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Get a quote from THT Flynn marine. He did an awesome job for me from CT to VA and was very reasonable. He’ll certainly give you the best, and honest answer and most importantly he has the proper insurance and equipment.

I was hosed using a X-ship to bring a Whaler from Denver to Norfolk. He wrecked the boat and trailer, but then went off the radar with no comms for a week, then acted like the bent trailer and holes in the whaler hull were there when he picked it up. Coastal Fiberglass here in Norfolk helped me out with the hull damage(big shout out to Coastal) and the trailer was totaled and replaced by our own insurance (brother-in-laws boat that I was handling for him). Since I picked the hauler for my FIL and BIL, I really screwed the pooch. I will never try and cheap out and save a few dollars. Pay the pro price, but make sure it is a competitive price by a comparable outfit. It was a nightmare and X-ship was of no help other than say, he doesn’t work for us anymore.

Do yourself a favor and hire a professional boat hauler and don’t hand your boat over to just anyone. My personal opinion is that your estimate should be half of that quote. Give Caj or one of the other haulers here on THT a ring to get an estimate. I have no interest in Flynn marine other than first hand knowledge of professionalism in heavy boat transport with outstanding customer service. 1-800-418-1230, caj@shipfm.com They are here on THT in the commercial classified section here as well as other boat haulers.Caj@shipfm.com

FLYNN MARINE, 331 WEST MANGO ST, LANTANA, FL, USA800.418.1230

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Here’s his contact info, there are also a couple of other regular THT members that transport and get good reviews here on THT in the commercial classifieds section. Go with a pro and you’re going to be fine.
Boat Transport - Flynn Marine (tht: cajflynn)
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Originally Posted by MilesExpress View Post
Here’s his contact info, there are also a couple of other regular THT members that transport and get good reviews here on THT in the commercial classifieds section. Go with a pro and you’re going to be fine.
Boat Transport - Flynn Marine (tht: cajflynn)
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Awesome. Thanks Miles. This contact info is very helpful.
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Shit I gotta be in San Diego in two weeks. I gotta diesel with DOT and I'm sure transport insurance can't be that expensive. Gonna call tomorrow and start quotin folks. All that aside, thats insane. I can book you on a flatbed for under $3 a mile, whole truck to yourself.
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Originally Posted by MilesExpress View Post
Here’s his contact info, there are also a couple of other regular THT members that transport and get good reviews here on THT in the commercial classifieds section. Go with a pro and you’re going to be fine.
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Caj and his team (Rick) hauled my boat from BOS to CLE last week. Very reasonable, incredibly professional, constant communication and very safety oriented. It's worth it to hire a true professional team. $2ish a mile IIRC.
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Originally Posted by TechieTechie View Post
Caj and his team (Rick) hauled my boat from BOS to CLE last week. Very reasonable, incredibly professional, constant communication and very safety oriented. It's worth it to hire a true professional team. $2ish a mile IIRC.
Rick hauled my CC through the roughest portions of I-95 from CT all the way to VB and was constantly updating When he picked up and loaded then during the one day haul and sending photos. Those guys set the bar and are outstanding.
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I used Uship 4 years ago and from Brunswick Georgia it was $3,300. Any idea what it costs to get to Hawaii these days?
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I purchased a 26' Catamaran that was in Dana Point, CA April 2019 and to have it on a trailer to Largo, FL it will be oversize due to the T-Top as the total height of the boat on the trailer that is on an 18 wheeler flat bed would be a total height boat on trailer is 11' and an additional 3' for the 18 wheeler flat bed the total 15' of height would need a permit to haul, not to mention bridge heights or overpass heights will make transporting more expensive due to re-routing....that was $8k
Having someone tow it was $4k and if the trailer failed they would have to leave it and I would have to make arrangements and get it fixed. Leaving the boat road side is an opportunity for someone to snatch it up, steal something or vandalize it.....
Instead I chose to bring a friend and make a road trip out of it,
Had a trailer place put on all new axles and brakes..that would of been needed any way.
Told my friend that I will pay him $1500 to ride along and I will also pay for his room and meals...he was making $760 a week
The expenses there and back over 7 days:
Fuel- $938.00
Food- 320.00
Lodging- 1032.00
$2290 (traveling expenses) + $1500 (to my friend) = $3790.
Had fun and peace of mind that the boat would make it home safely.




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