Why choose USAC International boat transport company?
Whether you need international boat transport, oversized yacht shipping, transportation of a sailboat overseas, cradle construction, marine shipping insurance, you can always count on USAC International , your boat transport company with a price package and transport solutions designed to fit your needs and budget.
USAC offers a wide range of boat transportation services and shipping options to our customers. Some of the most common types of the boat shipping services are: containerized boat shipping; Roll-on / Roll-off (RO/RO) boat shipping (enclosed or on the deck); flatrack boat transport; bulk boat shipping; specialty boat transport services (boat pick up and delivery, escort services, cradle construction, shrink-wrapping, arch removal, storage needs, crane services, etc). Our boat shipping services include, but are not limited to shipping to the following destinations: Europe (Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, France and United Kingdom); Mediterranean (Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Egypt); Russia, Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Far East, South America and many other destinations.
The most common option in international boat shipping is RO/RO, which stands for Roll-On/Roll-Off service and basically means that your boat will be "rolled on" the ship at the port of origin in USA and "rolled off" at the port of destination overseas. The boat must be on a towable trailer. If there is no trailer, a shipping cradle will have to be constructed at the port of departure. After the boat is placed on a cradle, it will be loaded on a mafi trailer and towed on to the vessel. Usually cradles and mafis add 3-4 ft to the overall height, so height restrictions will apply (the boat must sit low enough to fit under the vessel’s deck). Boat’s height can be reduced by removing / lowering the arches, radars, towers etc; this will also reduce the overall volume and shipping costs.
Another popular option is containerized boat shipping. Ocean containers can fit a boat up to 7’8” wide, 8’10” tall. If boat’s width exceeds 7’8”, we can offer trailer dismantling (fenders, wheels and axle removal), and also container "flipping" (the container is turned sideways in order to accomodate a wider boat). Please, note that container services are usually less expensive than Ro/Ro, and significant savings can be achieved by utilizing this option.
Oversized boats and yachts can also be shipped on flat rack containers, or shipped via break bulk service, as well as via load on / load off or float on / float off services.
If you are interested in shipping your boat internationally and not sure where to begin or which option to choose, please, complete the online boat shipping quote request form, and our boat shipping specialist to determine the most effective way of shipping your boat overseas.
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