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Boat transport
Brisbane to Melbourne

Interstate boat transport on the east coast | Fast online quote


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Transport any boat type or brand from Brisbane

It doesn’t matter what type of boat you need transported from Brisbane to Melbourne, we have the truck and trailer to move any type of marine vessel interstate including; leisure, fishing, bowriders, centre console, cuddy cabin, flybridge cruiser, sports cruiser, walk-around, centre cabins or even side consoles.

What locations do we transport to from brisbane?

We can pick up your boat in Brisbane and transport it by road to Melbourne or other locations like Sydney, Adelaide, Perth or even Townsville by road.


Pick ups or drop off
  • From crane to trailer
  • Boat yard or dealers
  • Boat storage facilities


Crane lift your boat on
  • Any marina location
  • Easy pick up or drop off
  • Lots of locations


Pull it out of storage
  • Get it from storage
  • Pick up from restorers
  • Any location


Buy a brand new boat
  • 20 to 60 foot boats
  • Moved by road
  • Boat dealer or auction


Door to door TRANSPORT

Transport your boat anywhere from Brisbane to Melbourne. We can pick up from a boat dealer or marina, get your boat down to Victoria quickly so it is ready to use in the water.


We can give you a free boat transportation quote in minutes once we have a few details to work out what boat it is and where it has to go.


Our custom trailer has been specifically designed to carry boats & nothing else. Every element is focussed on boat transport to carry large boats safely & without damage.


We are a boat transport company that has been moving large boats from Brisbane to other states for many years. We have heavy duty road transport towing vehicles for boats.


Our transportation is fully insured so your boat is covered while we are moving it. Our expert team have been doing heavy freight for years.


Our towing vehicles combined with our specially designed trailers are perfectly suited for heavy load haulage by road. We make it easy to relocate any type of boat.

Interstate boat transport from Brisbane to Melbourne

Slip Away can transport your boat interstate from Brisbane to Melbourne and has been providing this type of transportation service by road for many years in Australia for private or commercial needs. Slip Away is a boat transportation company that can move large boats that are between 20 foot and 60 foot long by road on the east coast of Australia between New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. 

We can pick up your boat from a storage facility, a marina, a boat dealer or a warehouse and can easily manage all types of marine vessels or watercraft. We provide a low cost, personal service.


Boat freight by road between Brisbane and Melbourne

Our vehicle fleet includes specialised haulage trucks and trailers that have been specifically designed to make transporting your boat interstate safe, efficient & the best way to minimise any damage to your vessel. Don’t use general freight companies who carry all types of goods, our equipment is only used for boat freight by road. We can accommodate any situation when it comes to transportation, haulage, moving or relocating. It is cheaper and more cost-effective to have your boat transported by Slip Away from Brisbane to Melbourne compared to hauling it by boat trailer or driving it over water. You can save on engine hours, fuel, time and avoid issues with things like weather or tides


Boat movers from Brisbane to Melbourne

As an Australian boat moving company, we can move large boats or yachts of all types, shapes and sizes up to 60 feet long. When we do, your boat is fully insured while it is in our care. The Slip Away team is dedicated and professional, specialising in moving all types of marine equipment safely and quickly between Brisbane and Melbourne. Just give us a quick call, SMS or email us for a free quotation for your boat moving needs.


What brands of boat can we transport from Brisbane to Melbourne?

We can transport any brand of boat so for example a Sea Ray Sundancer 310 can be moved from Manly Boat Harbour down to Docklands Yacht Club in Melbourne with our fleet of specialised haulage vehicles that can tow large boats. We can pick up a large cruiser boat from a boat dealer or a marina and deliver it to another state, anywhere you like.

In pretty much all scenarios the cost to relocate your boat by road will be much less expensive compared to other forms of boat transportation from Brisbane to Melbourne. You can easily compare the costs of boat shipping or even water delivery. You have to consider things such as;

  • The cost of boat fuel.
  • Wear and tear if travelling on the open ocean.
  • The amount of unnecessary engine hours.
  • The cost of a skipper or crew to manage the boat.
  • What happens if there is a break down while it is on the ocean.
  • How to manage bad weather or changing sea swells.

Transporting a boat by road from Brisbane to other locations is now an accepted and very common way for owners to move their vessel where they need it. Slip Away’s has a fleet of transportation vehicles and trailers that have been specifically designed for the purpose of moving heavy loads.

Slip Away has received some great reviews over the years from clients who have been extremely happy with our transportation services.

Large boat transport from Brisbane to Melbourne

Slip Away is a large boat transport company that has been moving boats from Brisbane to Melbourne for many years. 

Buying or selling a boat, moving it to use it in a different waterway or even putting it in storage – we can handle any requirement. 

Sometimes people need to relocate a boat when they are buying or selling, we can help you quickly move it to finalise the sale or get your new boat delivered.


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We can transport large boats with these sizes;

  • 20 to 60 feet long
  • Up to 30 tonnes
  • Up to 5 metres high
  • Up to 3.5 metres wide


Although everything will depend on the combined weight and size of your boat together with the trailer we need to use. So it is best to contact us to get a cost estimate and give us a few more details about the boat you are trying to relocate.

The most popular boat relocation destinations are Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Townsville, Adelaide & Perth. We can also go to any destination in between any major city in Australia.

The cost will vary based on the distance, time required & how large the boat is. In some cases it may be required by law to travel overnight.

Slip Away can transport your boat from Brisbane to Melbourne from $2,000 inc gst but this will depend on many factors such as;

  • The actual distance we need to travel.
  • The size of the trailer and truck needed to safely transport your boat.
  • The type of pick or collection site it is e.g Marina, storage yard, boat dealer.
  • How fast do you need your boat transported.
  • The size of your boat, we can transport boats up to 60 feet long.
  • The type of boat it is.

  • If pilot vehicles will be required

  • If after hours timing is needed due to the oversize laws.

To get a cost to transport your boat from Brisbane to Melbourne get a free quotation.

Once we have all the details we can provide you with some cost options for transporting your boat from one state to another. Typically the drive from Brisbane to Melbourne is about 1,780 kilometres and can take 2-3 days depending on how heavy the overall load is. 

Most trips are done on the A1 Pacific Highway and this road follows the line of the coast while being the main method used by most road transportation companies. It does pass many of Australia’s top tourist attractions such as the Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Surfer’s Paradise, Harwood Island, Coffs Harbour, Bongil Bongil National Park, Myall Lakes, Port Stephens and Newcastle. So it means we will sometimes break up our boat haulage trip to pick up or drop off other boats along the way. If needed we can also take the New England Highway depending on the exact departure and arrival destinations.

The first option to move your boat from Brisbane to Sydney could be to sail or drive it down if it can go in the open ocean. This might be a nice, relaxing way to move your boat.
You can move your boat without a trailer by using a boat transportation specialist in Brisbane. Slip Away Boat Transport can pick your boat up from a boat ramp or a marina to move it to Sydney by road. This is usually the easiest and fastest way to get it done.
Yes it is very easy to buy a boat from a dealership or private seller in Brisbane then transport it to Melbourne by road.
We can put it on our boat trailers and move it by road to a local marina in Melbourne or even a boat surveyor for you.