Move your boat by road from Melbourne to Sydney from a marina, boat ramp or boatyard dealershp. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to transport any type of boat interstate.


Interstate boat transport from Melbourne.

Get boat transport from Melbourne to Sydney

Interstate boat transport specialists
Slip Away can transport your boat from Melbourne to Sydney and has been providing interstate boat transportation services for many years in Australia for private or commercial needs. Slip Away is a local boat transportation company that can move large boats up to 33 feet by road on the east coast of Australia between 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 either at a marina, boat dealership or pickups from a boat ramp, we are able to handle all types of marine vessels or watercraft. It means we can keep provide cheap boat shipping costs with a personal service.


Professional boat haulage by road
Our fleet of specialised haulage equipment has been developed and designed to make transporting your boat interstate quick, safe and efficient. We can accomodate any situation when it comes to transportation, haulage, moving or relocating your boat from a marina or boat ramp in Victoria to anywhere in New Sout Wales or Queensland. It is cheaper and more cost effective to have your boat transported by Slip Away 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


Large boat transport up to 33 feet
We can transport large boats or yachts of all types, shapes and sizes and are fully insured. The Slip Away team is dedicated and professional, specialising in transportation for all types of marine equipment safely and quickly between Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Call, sms or email us for a free quotation for your marine transport needs from Melbourne.



What brands of boat can we transport?
We can transport any brand of boat so for example a Sea Ray Sundancer 310 can be moved from Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast to Melbourne with our fleet of specialised haulage vehicles that can tow oversize boats. We can pick up a large cruiser boat from a boat dealer or a marina and deliver it in another state, anywhere you like. You might even want to get bout antifouling in Melbourne which we can help with too.


Where can we transport boats in Melbourne?
Melbourne is the coastal capital of the south east Australian state of Victoria. The city’s centre has Federation Square, with plazas, bars and restaurants that sit on the Yarra River and some people will take their boats into The Docklands. Melbourne has Australia’s largest bay which is perfect for sailing, driving your boat down the Yarra River or venturing to the open waters of Port Phillip Bay. Not many people realise but there is short term visitor berthing (up to 90 days) available in the heart of the city at Melbourne City Marina. It is the largest visitor berthing facility in the city and this marina offers a range of facilities with a great location just a short walk from the new Docklands entertainment area.


Boat owners have lots of choice in Melbourne with Gippsland being home to Australia’s largest groups of inland waterways and a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts. There are lakes, national parks, port-side villages and the famous Ninety Mile Beach. There is also the seaside village of Mallacoota that is surrounded by beaches, promontories, wildlife and whale spotting at Croajingolong National Park. Many boat owners will also do things like hire a houseboat and wander along the Murray River to visit historic ports. 


 We we can pick up your boat from anywhere in Melbourne or surrounding areas like Portsea from places like;

and many other locations including Mornington Pier,  Hidden Harbour Pier and others.Our service is literally ‘location to location’ meaning we meet you at a boat ramp, storage facility, marina or boat dealer to pick up your boat and move it from Melbourne to Sydney or other locations.


How much does it cost to transport a boat from Melbourne to Sydney?

Slip Away can transport your boat to and from Melbourne and other major cities in Victoria like Portsea, Queenscliffe, Torquay and other places along the Great Ocean Road. Slip Away is an interstate boat transportation company that is based in Australia and has been doing boat haulage by road for many years. The cost to have your boat transported from Melbourne to Sydney will depend on a number of factors such as;


  • 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 fast you need your boat transported.
  • The size of your boat, we can transport boats up to 33 feet in size.
  • 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. Typically the drive from Melbourne to Sydney is about 1,000 kilometres and can take between 10 and 20 hours excluding rest stops or depending on how heavy the load is.



Most trips are done on the M31 National Highway and this road is a direct inland rout. We can also take the coastal route to stop at places like Lakes Entrance, Cape Conran,  Mallacoota, Eden and other coastal locations.So it means we will sometimes break up our boat haulage trip to pick up or drop off other boats along the way. 

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.


We can transport boats from any marina near Melbourne

There are over 300 marinas in Australia that cater for everything from small fleets of local boats to the ever-growing number of international super yachts coming from overseas each year. We can pick you boat up from any marina in Melbourne and then transport it to Sydney by road. Generally speaking, marinas are divided 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 move your boat to any marina on the east coast of Australia from Melbourne to Sydney. 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. Slip Away Boat Transport can pick your boat 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 few of our favourite marinas that we do can provide boat transport from;



This is a well established marine with over 350 berths available. It has a 40-tonne travel lift that can place a boat on one of out trailers to be moved. There are on-site contractors, boat repairs, mechanic and more with 24 hour security. well-established facility, the club marina was a finalists for this year?s Marina of the Year Award.


D’Albora Marinas is the largest marina operator in Australia with seven marinas, offering exchange berthing rights and a premium service that has a great community of boat owners. , while fostering a genuine sense of belonging within our community. They have wet berthing and dry boat storage options with 69 wet berths (including 10 berths available for public usage), reciprocal berthing rights at all seven D’Albora locations, 7 days a week access to fuel, CCTV security, members lounge and more. 



Westernport Marina is on the Mornington Peninsula less than an hour from the city. It is ideal for boat owners who want to love their fishing, cruising and sailing but don’t want to worry about negotiating the heads to get out of Port Phillip Bay to reach the open water. The fishing in this area is amazing with snapper, whiting and gummy shark the main catch but also salmon, elephant fish, flathead, mulloway and calamari among the varieties often caught. They have both wet and dry berths plus a 40 tonne travel lift that can make marina boat pick ups very easy.

See some of our reviews

Australian boat transportation reviews for Slip Away

"I can't recommend Slip Away enough, he moved my boat today absolutely effortless and with all care taken, a true professional and knows his stuff!
Even built me a frame for my boat to sit on while I work on it. Look forward to using Peter again in a couple months when it goes back in the water"
"Amazing!!!! After 4 long months of restoring my boat if excitement and nerves weren't enough I discovered a leak when she went in the water. My heart sank "what to do"

Peter was amazing quickly helped put her back on the trailer (not an easy feat in itself) not only did he hang around while I tried to find the leak he was right there helping all the way.

Could have been such a different story he was patient, understanding and helpful. Would not use anyone else would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone."
"Great transport company to deal with,and make the job happen.Can not recommend slip away more highly .thanks Pete and your team."
"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."

Frequently asked questions

How can you move a boat from Melbourne to Sydney

The first option to move your boat from Melbourne to Sydney could be to sail or drive it up 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 Melbourne. 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.

Can I buy a boat in Melbourne and transport it to Sydney?

Yes it is very easy to buy a boat from a dealership or private seller in Melbourne then transport it to Sydney. We can put it on our boat trailers and move it by road to a local marina in Sydney or even a boat surveyor for you.

How much is boat transport from Melbourne to Sydney? 

This will depend on exactly how far the two locations are, the type of boat, what access is available & how heavy it is. We can give you a free quote over the phone or via email to help you work out your transport costs from Melbourne to Sydney. Moving a boat from The Mornington Peninsular will cost more than if it is located at Melbourne City Marina for example.

What boat trailer do you need to transport your boat from Melbourne to Sydney?

The type of boat trailer needed to move a boat interstate will depend on how big it is, the type of hull it has and its weight. There are lots of different rules required for moving oversize boats interstate so it is normally recommended to get a professional boat transportation company to deal with it.