AUSTRALIAN boat TRANSPORT BY ROAD

Slip Away is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with an express boat transport by road service in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane

ROAD TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST

Boat transport by road for all types.

  • Private boat transport.
  • Commercial boat transport.
  • Door to door service.
  • Fully insured.
  • Open 7 Days a week.
  • Interstate NSW, VIC & QLD.

ROAD TRANSPORT FOR ALL TYPES OF BOATS

  • Cruiser boats
  • Fishing boats
  • Deck boats
  • Bowrider boats
  • Cabin cruiser boats
  • Catamaran boats
  • Cuddy cabins boats
  • Centre console boats
  • Gameboats
  • Motoryachts
  • Runabouts
  • Sailboats
  • Trawler boats
  • Walkaround boats

A specials in boat transport by road

Slip Away has been providing boat transport by road for many years in Australia for private or commercial needs. Our focus is the east coast of Australia, servicing New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. We don’t operate via depots, 3rd party storage areas or marinas, we come to you with our door to door service wherever the boat is located, able to handle all types of marine vessels or watercraft. It means we can keep your boat freight costs down while providing a personal service.

 

 

Our fleet of specialised trailers have been developed and designed to make boat transport by road a quick, safe and efficient process. We can accomodate any situation when it comes to transportation, haulage, moving or relocating. It is cheaper and more cost effective to have your boat transported by road with Slip Away compared to hauling it by boat trailer or driving it over water yourself. You can save on engine hours, fuel, time and avoid issues with weather or tides.

 

 

We can move boats or yachts of all types, shapes and sizes by road, plus we are fully insured. The Slip Away team is dedicated and professional, specialising in road transportation for all types of marine equipment safely and quickly. Call, sms or email us for a free quotation for your road transport.

How much does it cost to get a boat transported by road?

Slip Away has been providing boat transport by road for many years in Australia. The cost for interstate transportation depends on;

  • The 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, House or Boat Ramp.
 
  • How quickly you need your boat transported.
 
  • The size of the boat.
 
  • The type of boat it is.
 

 

To get a cost to get interstate boat transport just use the button below to 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.

Get a quote quickly with just a few details about your boat and where you need it moved to. We can transport your boat 7 days a week in Sydney or interstate.

SOME OF OUR BOAT TRANSPORT AREAS

  • Cairns
  • Airlie Beach
  • Fraser Island
  • Gold Coast
  • Brisbane
  • Gosford
  • Sydney
  • Palm Beach
  • Huskinson
  • Wollongong
  • Bateman's Bay
  • Melbourne
  • Portsea
  • Geelong

What are the best interstate marinas?

There are over 300 interstate marinas in Australia that cater for everything from small fleets of local boats to the ever-growing number of international superyachts coming from overseas each year.  You can divide marinas into three broad groups;

  1. Commercial
  2. Residential
  3. Club
 
 

Typically they provide more than just a basic boat storage service with many offering a wide range of choices to get more enjoyment from your boat ownership. We can transport your boat to any marina on the east coast of Australia. There are lots of choices and the eastern seaboard has Australia’s most popular cruising areas so some locations can get very crowded as they offer better facilities than others. Uniquely our transportation service can also pick you up from a boat ramp that can make things much easier sometimes.

 

 

It is always important to do some research first and look at the distances between marinas, how busy they are and if you can book a berth ahead of time. You have to ensure you don’t run out of water or fuel at a remote location in between. Although transporting your boat part of the way by road can solve this too.

 

 

A couple of our favourite marinas that we do boat transport to; 

 

BREAKWATER MARINA, TOWNSVILLE
The Breakwater Marina, in North Queensland, overlooks Magnetic Island and Cleveland Bay. It has a protected oceanfront that is great for both long and short term visitors. There are berths for monohulls and multihulls of all different shapes and sizes, open day or night.

 

 

BUNDABERG PORT MARINA, CORAL COAST
The Bundaberg Port Marina is a favourite stopover for many sailors and its a holiday destination for many. Since 1998, it has been providing a comprehensive range of boating facilities, including high-quality floating berths with their own power, water, security lighting, broadband, and telephone supplies. It’s so close to Hervey Bay that it is an ideal place to watch the humpback whales in their natural habitat. Of course you can also head over to the amazing Fraser Island with its natural beauty and beach highways.

 

 

MORETON BAY TRAILER BOAT CLUB, BRISBANE
Moreton Bay has a great boating and social environment. It runs lots of events and activities all year round, so sailors who like to mingle and meet new friends love it. It has modern floating docks with security, fuel facilities and boat servicing trade. It’s a great stop off for sailors cruising through southeast Queensland and we can transport your boat from this marina to one of the many boat ramps up the coast.

 

 

SANCTUARY COVE, GOLD COAST
This world-class marina welcomes everything from sports cruisers to super yachts. It is an all-weather harbour with very premium services including an amazing golf course. Here, you’ll find everything from fuel to plus bait, ice, oil, and comfortable shower facilities. The marina is situated on the Gold Coast and functions as the gateway to both the Coomera River and the Gold Coast Broadwater. There are lots of amazing beaches, some incredible views and access to the Pacific Ocean.

Reviews of the Slip Away boat transport service

What have people said?

"Peter moved my boat from Pittwater to Sydney. He impressed me initially with his communication then on the day with his punctuality, patience and attention to detail on the loading and unloading. I would recommend."
"Can't recommend peter highly enough he went above and beyond to deliver my sons new stacer boat he won in the pirtek fishing challenge from Sydney to Adelaide then pickup at Keith SA . Absolute champion of a bloke"
"Slip away are absolute professionals. From booking through to transport Pete has been fantastic. We would highly recommend their services to anyone in need of a top notch boat transporter"
"Got my boat slipped today. I was so amazed on how professional and caring Peter was with my boat. He made it all to easy from loading to unloading. He even took the time to show me how to move the boat from side to side on the slip so that I can work on it. Highly recommended."
"I needed a last minute transport. Slip away was available, and really quick to turn up. Really amazing trailer. Nice bloke and great to have a chat with. Peter was very professional and took pride in his work, there was never a doubt in my mind that he would get us home safe and efficient!!! Would definitely use them again"
"100% satisfied with the professional service that Peter provided picking our boat up from dealership in Sydney and delivering to our doorstep in Elliston SA. Couldn’t have asked for a better job done We appreciate the care and respect you took while dealing with our boat, Thankyou."
"Very professional and punctual Great service , highly recommended Steven sydney powerboat centre"
"Great service & price , would definitely recommend Peter without hesitation , keep up the good work."
"Thanks to Peter from Slip Away. The service was great. He went above and beyond with my job. I am a very happy customer who will use Slip Away again and refer Peter to any of my customers who may need a boat moved."

15 TOP QUESTIONS ABOUT BOAT TRANSPORT

Summary

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO TRANSPORT A BOAT

This is obviously one of the most asked questions about boat transport. Costs range from $900 to $8000 and will vary depending on where the boat is being picked up from, the distance it has to travel and the type of boat it is. The cost isn’t just for the time it is in transit, there is also the loading and unloading time, administration time, logistics management time etc that is required and forms part of the cost. 

CAN YOU TRANSPORT BY TRAILER BOAT

Yes with our specialist trailer we can transport your trailer boat to nearly any location you like. Trailer boat transport costs range from $900 to $8000 and will vary depending on where the boat is being picked up from, the distance it has to travel and the type of boat it is. The cost isn’t just for the time it is in transit, there is also the loading and unloading time, administration time, logistics management time etc that is required and forms part of the cost. 

WHAT IS BOAT SHIPPING?

Well boat shipping is the same as boat transport. We can move a small, big or large boat as well as yachts either in Sydney or interstate. We specialise in east coast boat transport.

can you do sailboat transport?

This is one of those random questions about boat transport we get asked from time to time. Yes we can do transport and shipping for all types of boats including sailboats, yachts and houseboats. 

Is my boat insured while it is being transported?

Yes we have full Marine Transit Cover Insurance which insures your boat while it is being transported to give you peace of mind. This is not an additional charge or hidden expense, we included it in our pricing.

DO YOU DO INTERSTATE BOAT TRANSPORT?

Yes we can pick up and transport a boat from interstate with our specialist trailers. It makes buying a boat really simple and easy as we do all the work for you.

how long does it take to transport my boat?

This will depend on the type of boat and the distance it needs to travel. Transporting a boat can take a day or a week it just depends on the circumstances but we can advise you at the time of getting a quote or making a booking.

is it worth buying a boat trailer?

We think buying a boat trailer is a waste of time and money. They can cost over ten thousand dollars and sit around most of the time not doing anything. You can hire a mobile slip cradle for as little as $66 per week.

is the transport price cheaper if i help?

No unfortunately, if you get involved it can actually make the process slower and add risk. Our team of professionals are fully qualified and have been handling boat transport situations for many years. You could provide a cup of coffee or a beer afterwards though. 🙂

Who makes your boat transport trailers?

We manufacture, design and service all our boat trailers in house using our expert knowledge and experience moving boats from all kinds of locations.

Does the boat have to run to use a slip cradle?

As long as you can get it to a jetty or boat ramp we can pick it up. So if your boat isn’t running, then getting it towed is the easiest solution as our trucks or mobile slip cradle can’t float unfortunately (although we have contemplated getting them converted)

How long can I hire a mobile slip cradle for?

You can hire a mobile slip cradle for as long as you like as long as your account is paid in full. You can also extend your existing agreement, just contact us.

how much notice do you need to transport my boat?

The earlier we know, the more flexible we can be with dates and times to transport your boat. If our week fills up then the transport dates available will be reduced as we have to manage trucks going up and down the coast.

can i antifoul my boat on your mobile slip cradle

Yes you can antifoul your boat while it is on our cradle, that’s how we designed it. You also have better access to your hull vs it being on a trailer.

what is a mobile slip cradle for a boat?

It’s a mobile platform that can hold your boat in place and give you nearly complete access to the hull for things like antifouling, engine servicing and more. It’s a simple and effective solution that is cheaper than either buying or hiring a boat trailer.

Who is sydney boat transport?

This is our company just operating on a different website which has been in operation for a number of years. Although you have come to the right website and the one we love more.