Transporting a boat without a trailer is quite possible from a marina, boat ramp, garage or storage facility.


Transport a boat without a trailer from a marina

We know lots of boat owners keep it moored at a Marina to save the hassle of owning or needing a trailer. So instead of buying a new trailer which might cost $10,000+ it becomes easier and more cost effective to get your boat transported for you. We can pick your boat up even if it doesn’t have a trailer by going to the Marina and having it lifted onto one of our specialist transport trucks or mobile slip cradles. We can then drop it off anywhere you like. We’ve even had one Client get their boat transported interstate from Rose Bay Marina to Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast.

Can you salvage a boat without a trailer?

Slip Away Boat Transport can work together with a specialist boat salvage operator to help move your boat from the beach or any other type of location to then move it to get repaired or put back in the water. Our boat transportation experience means we can help rescue your boat and get it taken to a marina or repair workshop depending on the extent of the damage.

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Buy a boat interstate and transport it without a trailer

These days it is really easy to buy and sell boats from any State of Australia. It gives you so much choice and even better bargaining power to be able to find a boat you want to buy interstate and not just locally in Sydney. One of the biggest questions we get asked is ‘If I buy a boat interstate do I need a trailer to get it home’ – the simple answer is no. We can either transport your trailer and boat together or we can pick up your boat and drop it off at a boat ramp or marina for you. So you don’t need to buy a trailer or try and organise one yourself, we can do it all for you so you can transport a boat without a trailer

Boat transport by road from Sydney to Melbourne without a trailer

If you need boat haulage by road from Sydney to Melbourne or Sydney to Brisbane for example, we can help you do it without needing you to own or hire a trailer. It’s possible for us to come to you, so a Marina, boat ramp, storage facility or even your home to get your boat, then bring it Interstate by road transport to Sydney. It’s just one of the many boat moving service options that we have available. How much to transport a boat will depend on the exact dimensions, weight and distances that need to be travelled. Although we can give you a boat transport quote online by simply filling in our quote form.

Get a boat restored without using a trailer

We’ve had quite a few clients that decided to get their boat restored although they needed to get it out of the water and then moved around between the different service providers like Sydney Wooden Boat Restorations  or simply getting antifouling done or maybe even the hull looked at from someone like Gelcoat Fibreglass Boat Repairers

If you don’t own a trailer we can pick up your boat from a local ramp then put it onto one of our mobile slip cradles to then be moved to the locations you need to get work done. So this could be for restorations, repairs or even servicing. It becomes a simpler and easier way to manage your boat and you don’t need to worry about having the right vehicle to tow it, the right trailer to take the weight or the expertise needed to get it out of the water. Our transportation service does it all for you so you can transport a boat without a trailer

Is cheap boat trailer hire worth it?

Well we know from experience that some people will chose this option and run the risk of not properly managing the trailer, damage to your 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 your boat too. That’s why we suggest getting a boat transport quote online by simply filling in our quote form and we can help you work out what is more effective and whether a slip cradle hire might be more cost effective for you.

Other questions about boat transportation


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. 


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. 


We can provide you boat transport in NSW or from Sydney to say Brisbane or Melbourne with or without a trailer. So for example we can pick your boat up from a Marina or a Boat Ramp then take it to where you need it to be moved to. We have specialist boat trailer equipment to make it easy to haul your boat by road quickly and easily.


We can pick your boat up from the water at a boat ramp using our specialist boat trailer equipment. So if you want to transport your boat but don’t have a trailer that is fine, we can meet you at the water to pick you up.


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.


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. 


Yes, Slip Away can do interstate boat transport from Sydney to Brisbane or Melbourne to all the popular marinas on the east coast of Australia. Our interstate transportation service is available 7 days a week and is fully insured.



Yes we can transport boats by road from a marina, house, storage facility or garage, it doesn’t matter. We have the equipment to make moving boats around Australia very easy.

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