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Slip Away can transport large boats to boat repairers


How can you transport a boat that needs transom and pod assembly repairs?

Most boats are made out of fibreglass and the owner of this Boston Whaler 27 (Check out the newest Boston Whaler 230 Outrage) had damaged the transom and pod assembly after it ran aground. This is a great fishing boat that has lots of space around the bow with in-floor and under-seat storage. The centre console layout makes it great for adding navigation and fish-finding gear as well.

Slip Away was contracted to pick the boat up and transport it by road from Sydney Harbour Slipways down to Nowra on the NSW South Coast to get the fibreglass repair work completed. 

The Boston Whaler had been booked in to have the Innovation Composites team complete the repairs in their factory in Nowra. They are well known for their composite expertise in different industries. For boat owners they can do small gelcoat repairs or detailing through to a full transom and floor replacement. They have expertise working on fibreglass runabouts all the way to full carbon fibre / epoxy structural repairs on Grand Prix competition yachts. They are a great choice for getting cost effective cosmetic or structural marine repairs.

Loading the 27 foot long boat onto our heavy duty haulage transport trailer didn’t take too long & we began the road trip out of Sydney via the M5 to get down to Nowra. Taking this option means the owner of the Boston Whaler would know exactly where their boat was at any time of the transportation & it is the fastest way to get it moved compared to driving it by water or using a freight company.

Once the repairs were completed we had to return to Nowra to bring the boat back to Sydney. 


Transporting a boat from Nowra up to Five Dock boat ramp in Sydney

Sydney Harbour Slipways has six fore & aft moorings and a select number of marina berths for lease in Careening Cove, Kirribilli. These moorings are located close to the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron and only ten minutes by boat to the Sydney Opera House or Sydney Harbour Bridge. 

They offer boat owners a wide array slipway services such as; 

  • Hull waterblast, acid wash or antifouling
  • Propspeed & specialty underwater coatings
  • Vessel wash and cleaning
  • Detailing, machine buffing, polish and waxing
  • Hull restoration
  • Mechanical servicing for underwater running gear repairs such as shaft alignment or bearing replacement
  • Zinc & alloy anode replacement
  • Survey or insurance assessments with in and out of water inspections

We picked up the boat from Innovation Composites in Nowra and towed it on our trailer back to Sydney. SHS don’t have cranes or lifting equipment so the next step was to take the boat using our float on / float off boat trailer to Five Dock Boat Ramp near Drummoyne to then float it into the water. 

Once it was dropped in, it could be driven around to SHS to complete the required mechanical checks and final repair inspections.


Boat transport by road in Sydney

Slip Away provides local boat transport in Sydney for all types & makes of marine vessels for boat owners who need repairs, maintenance or upgrades completed. We have the ability to relocate your boat regardless of the size. We can safely shift any boat up to 60 feet in length. We know how important and valuable your boat is and we take care of it just like it is our own. Your boat is in always in safe hands, fully insured & we make sure it is delivered to your desired location on time. 

The best part of choosing Slip Away is that you are dealing directly with the owner of the business from start to finish to ensure you receive the best possible customer service. We are here to serve you in the best way possible from getting a quotation to delivering your boat in a prompt and safe manner.

How to get boat repairs in Sydney

We quite often get quote requests from people who need to get their boat transported to a boat repair company. It is fairly common for owners to need gelcoat repairs, detailing, structural rebuilds or even full restorations. It’s possible for us to pick up a boat from your house, at a local boat ramp or even from a marina to then take it to the service provider you want to use. 

Just like this example above, once the work is completed we can go and collect your boat & return it to another location, even floating it off into the water from a different boat ramp if you need to.

This type of flexibility means you can choose from practically any service provider in the Sydney region, or even an engine specialist interstate, so that you can get an expert level of assistance & not be limited to using a company that is closer but not really your preferred choice. 

Being able to transport your boat by road to another location gives you complete peace of mind. This is especially true when it comes to delicate operations like fibreglass repairs, transom repairs, stringers replacement or even a new floor installation considering they have to ensure your boat is seaworthy.

In other situations owners might be wanting to upgrade the equipment & we can help with that too, we recently hauled a boat by road to Ocean Concepts so the owner of a Whittley Sea Legend could get some fabrication work and a new Minn Kota Riptide Ulterra fitted.