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Shipping A Boat From Seattle to Kauai or Kona

Old 01-14-2019, 11:00 AM
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Default Shipping A Boat From Seattle to Kauai or Kona

Has anyone had any recent experience with Maston or the others shipping a boat and a trailer? I am looking at buying a 19' Arima with a single axle Galv. trailer.

I have read its basically the same as a vehicle, however, I would like to hear from someone how has done this. I could only find estimations that were a few years old.

Its going to be a haul to get the boat to Seattle on top of the trip across the ocean.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:07 PM
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Hi Phil

I shipped our 24' Scout to Kaulia Kona several years ago thru Aloha Marine Lines 1-800-426-3113 It will ship to Oahu first then barged over to Kawaihae a bit north of Kaulia Kona...Hope your sitting down cost 10k yes I said that.They all charge by length,(also includes trailer so LOL) width (also trailer if its wider than boat) and height(not sure what's used).i had out boat shrink wrapped ( leave cleats exposed) reality keeps clean as ours was strapped atop a container.....Your boat/trailer i'am guessing would be around 7k.? Keep in mind Good quality used boats are hard to find around here. Their is a local boat builder here (Riddle)nice boats but sure their pricey....Good luck...Brad
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Old 01-14-2019, 07:19 PM
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Take it apart and put it in a container if possible. We have used pasha several times and always been pleased. https://www.pashahawaii.com/
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Old 01-14-2019, 07:37 PM
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Default Shrink wrap MAY......

be the best way to ship it. It will be out on barge deck so will get rain and lots of salt water spray. Make sure the bow gets tilted up so any water can drain out. Have battery disconnected.
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Old 01-15-2019, 05:19 AM
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I was told by the seller that its about the same price to ship as a car, which sounded a bit fishy to me. It was cheaper to buy a Kayak on Kauai than it was to ship it, or at least the routes I was looking at.

Brad, your figures are in alignment to what I was thinking it was going to cost, and I totally hear ya on the lack of decent boats around. I like them Riddle boats, but to far out of my budget.

I will take your advise about shrink wrapping it King. I will also look at how I can possibly make the container idea work Doss.

Have a great day guys and thanks for your help. I am hopefully going to be in a boat soon once I get moved down there and for the meantime, I will keep the kayak, and I pay my dues as a deckhand or buddie up on the fuel bills to well.... get some bills hehe

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Old 01-15-2019, 07:19 AM
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Arima is not a good boat for rough Hawaiian waters, look at Riddel in Kona and also Force in Hilo, force looks like a really nice boat
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Old 01-15-2019, 08:46 AM
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I would really think Pasha is the way to go. I would think ro-ro would be cheaper than containerizing it.

A buddy got a 25' x 9' boat on a trailer from Guam to Port Hueneme for $9k....It took almost 2 months though based on ship schedules.
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