how to get your boat ready for transport

A quick guide to getting your boat ready to be transported by road in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane.

Using a boat transport service

Slip Away has been providing a range of specialist boat transport services for marine vessell owners for many years from its home base in NSW with a focus on local Sydney boat transport and interstate boat hauling to Victoria or Queensland. Here is our quick guide for getting your boat prepared for being transported by road with our towing vehicle. 

Provide accurate pick up information

Give our boat transport team as much information (and / or photos) as possible to make the pick up simple and help us to be well prepared. Is it a busy road? What time frame do you need collecting? This information is important to help us calculate tides etc.

Boat measurements

Double check all the measurements are correct for height, length and width.

Boat insurance

Contact your insurance provider to let them know your boat will be out of the water and getting transported.

Outboard motor

Check that the hinge is fully functional and can tilt all the way up and down.

Securing all internal and external items

Remove as much as you can to make transporting easier.

Remove canvas covers, biminis etc

Items like this can get caught in the wind, start flapping and/or or be damaged while being moved.

Drain all liquids

Remove things like fuel tanks, water tanks etc.

Other boat transport requirements

Here are a few other things to consider when organising your boat to be transported by Slip Away

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Street position and space.

The red arrow is where boat ideally would be placed. Please inform neighbours to keep their side of the street clear on the day for transport to make access easier.

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Measuring the space

The red line indicates the width of your drive way which needs to be measured. The blue line indicates the overhead powerlines connecting to your house. These powerlines need to be taken into consideration compared to the height of your boat.

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How flat will access be?

Here is an example of a steep or uneven driveway. Send us a photo and we can work out if a site inspection is needed before your transportation date.

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Remove all external items

As shown in the photo, boats can only be transported with covers down and all the antennae and fishing equipment etc down for transport.

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

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