We lift boats out of
the water with our trailer
Float on, float off boat transport from a ramp
Slip Away is a boat transportation company with great reviews that has a range of towing vehicles and heavy duty trailers that are used in all types of situations to move large vessels. One of the things we are most famous for is lifting a boat out of the water from a local ramp. For any owner who has their watercraft sitting in a bay or on a mooring this is the perfect low cost solution to moving your boat to another location.
Lots of owners don’t want the hassle of owning their own trailer and leaving it in the water is pretty common these days because there are so many options available including marina storage. Although, it does mean the only way to get the boat out of the water is via a boat ramp or to spend money on having it lifted with a crane at at a marina which can be quite expensive.
While some owners will hire a boat trailer to try and do this themselves they don’t consider the cost, time, hassle and risk involved which really doesn’t make it worth it, especially if you are trying to move a large boat that is longer than 20 foot.
Why lift your boat out of the water at a boat ramp?
By having the choice available to lift your boat out of the water at any local boat ramp you immediately expand the choices of where your boat can get taken to. We can pull it out and then tow your boat anywhere in Sydney or even interstate. Our specialist trailer equipment has been designed to pull most boat types from the water quite easily whether it is a cruiser or a fishing boat. The design of our trailer can accomodate different hull shapes, widths & lengths.
So you save money compared to paying marina lifting fees & get more flexibility because you can take it to a specialist repairer, another waterway or even sell it to a buyer online. Moving your boat by road is cost effective, efficient & even saves you indirectly due to reducing engine hours etc.
Where can a boat be transported to by road?
If we get your boat out of the water at a ramp we can then transport it to any location you need. You might want servicing done, restoration work, hull anti fouling or even accessory upgrades installed. We can transport the boat by road around Sydney or take it interstate to Melbourne or Brisbane for example.
What some boat owners will do is have their boat pulled out of the water at Five Dock boat ramp in Sydney and then take it to maybe Newport or Nelson Bay for some new scenery – this saves boat hours on the engine and the need to drive it on the open ocean which can be risky.
Some owners will decide to move their boat from one state to the other to chase different seasonal weather or even just to go on holidays. If you live in Sydney we can move your boat up to Runaway Bay on the Gold Coast to use it on a holiday while you are up there. Our services are very flexible and with competitive rates it becomes a reasonable consideration to then get maximum use of your boat all year round.
Is the boat insured if is lifted out of the water at a boat ramp?
Slip Away Boat Transport provides insurance coverage for your boat while it is on our heavy haulage trailer. We take special care to make sure it is loaded onto our trailer with protection for the hull, engines and other fittings before we move it anywhere. You can also read our guide on how to prepare your boat for transport to make sure you know exactly what is required. At the end of the day we look after everything for you, the only thing you need to do is turn up at the boat ramp on time so we can meet you with our towing vehicle.
What does it cost to get the boat lifted out of the water?
Well we know from experience that some people will maybe hire a boat trailer and run the risk of not properly managing the trailer, damage to the boat and even their own safety. There is also the time involved that many people don’t consider, plus having the right vehicle to tow a vessel, especially if it is 15 foot or longer because there are so many different laws & towing requirements to consider.
That’s why we suggest getting a boat transport quote online by simply filling in our form to get a cost estimate to lift your boat out of the water. We can help you work out what is more effective and efficient. We can meet you at a local boat ramp, pull your boat out & you don’t need to worry about paying for trailer hire or how to drive safely on the road while towing your boat.
Can a boat be pulled out of the water & put on a slip cradle?
If you need to get your boat on a slip cradle or a dry dock, you can hire one of our mobile units. We have a fleet of mobile slip cradles that have been specifically designed to fit onto our boat trailers. It means your boat can be loaded on & then dropped off at your house, a repair yard, storage facility or other location.
You get amazing access to the hull to do things like antifouling, engine servicing or other maintenance tasks.