Transport a large 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.
What brands of boats can Slip Away transport?
The most popular brands of boat that we get asked to transport include Arvor, Sea Ray, Bayliner, Cruise Craft and Mustang. Although we can transport literally any brand of boat because we have specially built trailers that are used with our towing vehicle that can handle any shape of hull or large boat type.
Buy a boat interstate and transport it 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.