FAQs & Useful Info on International Shipping
q: What are the vehicle shipping costs? How much does it cost to ship my boat overseas?
a: Prices are determined by the boat size, type of service, origin and final destination. Please click here to request the quote. We will provide a complete quotation within 24 hours.
q: How long will my shipment take?
a: The transit time of an ocean shipment depends on port of departure and port of arrival. As an example, ro-ro service from Baltimore to Bremerhaven, Germany has a transit time of 11-14 days; from Los Angeles the transit time increases to six weeks. Allow one-two weeks for boat loading and customs clearance.
q: W hat do I need to do to prepare my boat for shipment?
a: please read our boat preparation guide here
q: What documents are required to export my boat?
a: in most cases, we'll require a letter of instructions, copies of the boat's title (both sides) and the bill of sale / commercial invoice. If owner of the boat a US person, he / she will need to apply for an EIN number with IRS (there is no cost to do; application can be done online at www.irs.gov)
q: Do I need marine transport insurance?
a: Optional marine insurance provides coverage against loss during ocean transit. We can arrange total loss or all risk marine insurance on your behalf, or you can consult your insurance company to determine whether marine insurance coverage is included within your existing vehicle policy.
q: Will duties and sales tax apply upon entering vehicle into a foreign country?
a: It depends on the destination country, your residence status and employment status. We recommend contacting the embassy commercial office for the country of destination for current rate information.
q: Will there be other charges due at the destination port?
a: Yes, there will be applicable port handling charges upon arrival at the destination port. These charges cover terminal handling/off-loading and documentation fees for your boat. We can only estimate what these charges might be, as they vary from destination to destination.
q: Will there be anyone to assist me with the customs clearance and delivery of my boat?
a: Yes, we’ll provide you with full details of the destination agent at the time of sailing. Check shipping costs here
Glossary of TERMS
What is RORO?
A term for roll-on roll-off cargo which is driven on and off the vessel. RORO cargo consists of items such as passenger vehicles, tractors, buses and trucks, or oversized cargo loaded on special flatbed, mafi or lowboy trailers.