TRANSPORT A LARGE BOAT WITHOUT A TRAILER EASILY

Slip Away is a transport company that makes it easy to move large boats to a marina, boat ramp, garage or storage facility.

Summary

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

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.

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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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.
Yes we offer boat transport in Sydney but can also provide transportation services interstate to all locations in Melbourne, Victoria or locations in Queensland like the Gold Coast, Port Douglas or Airlie Beach.

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.

Yes we provide free quotations for all our boat freight services and need to know more details about the boat, location to/from and the timeframe you are working with.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.

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