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Why hire a boat transport service through Airtasker?

Finding a reliable boat transporter is not just a matter of searching “boat movers near me” or “boat hauling near me” online. To find the right company, you’ll first have to sift through hundreds of websites, quotes, reviews, and service offerings. After all, you want to make sure your beloved boat is in capable hands!

Airtasker makes it easy and quick to find reliable boat transport services near you. We connect you to rated and reviewed boat movers for your specific needs. Boat transporters on Airtasker can deliver a boat you just bought or sold. What’s more, they can move your boat from water to land or vice versa. Whatever type of boat transport you need, we’ll help you find reasonable prices for you.

Select the pink ‘Post a task’ button now to list your boat transport request. Afterwards, get free quotes from boat movers in your specified area. Then, compare quotes and customer feedback until you find a qualified boat mover for your requirements.

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Top Boat Transport related questions

Select the pink ‘Post a task’ button to start booking a boat transport service on Airtasker. In your request, mention the details about your boat. Don’t forget to specify the dates and locations of pick-up and drop-off points. You can get free quotes from boat transporters within minutes or hours - view ratings and reviews of boat transport providers before accepting an offer.
Before boat transport, make sure to inspect your boat, remove non-essential loads, and secure the components. First, check and photograph the vessel interior and exterior. These records can help you spot any damages after transport. Next, pump out wastewater and drain out most of the fuel. Doing so will lighten the weight of the boat and prevent leakage. Also, disconnect the battery and tuck away cables. Your boat movers can also advise you on any other precautions for safe transport.
Height limits for boat transport depend on the route and type of boat. In general, 16.4ft (5m) is the maximum safe height, as most motorway bridges are at least this high. If your boat is wider than 9.5ft (2.9m), your movers may have to inform the Police force about the boat transport details. The Police may delay moving times to ensure road safety. Further, telling authorities ensures that you don’t encounter problems during transport. Full loads may also need an escort vehicle.
Yes, some boat transporters can provide cranes or Marina lifts. But in other cases, the boat owner will have to arrange and pay for the cranes or lifts separately. For more convenience, you can hire a boat transporter who can provide or arrange for a crane or lift for you.
For safe transport, your boat movers can provide a cradle for your boat during shipping. They can either build a cradle in-house or source it from their trusted suppliers. Shrink wrapping a ship is another way to protect the vehicle from the elements. Ask your movers if they also offer shrink wrap for boat transport.
Boat movers can also help with unloading, docking, and maintenance checks upon delivery. What’s more, boat movers can refill water tanks, remove the tape and other securing materials, and reattach batteries. These extra services can get your boat ready for use. The scope of your boat transport services depending on what you agree upon with your provider. Whether or not you avail post-transit services, you should have someone inspect your boat after delivery. This way, you can clarify issues immediately.

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What do boat transport services include?

Boat movers can transport all types of boats, such as wooden boats, speedboats, yachts, and sailboats. The two main transport methods include boat transport by road (with a lorry or trailer) and by sea or river (by a sea vessel or under the boat’s own power).

Your pick-up and drop-off locations will determine the type of transport method you need. Boat transport includes land to the marina, marina to marina, and marina to coast travel. Boat transport is a specialised type of vehicle delivery service. Here’s a list of boat transport services you can request for on Airtasker.

Boat haulage by trailer

To haul an oversized boat, movers may need to alter their route heavily. Boat weight and height restrictions vary per state and road. As a result, boat transport can take many hours more than regular travel. An experienced boat trailer delivery service will know how to work with boatyards, ports, and marinas. If you’re moving to a different city or state, our long distance movers can help you with your other moving needs. Once you’re done moving, our courier services can pick up or deliver any parcel from across town.

Boat haulage by towing

Towing a boat is possible for smaller and lighter vessels. Boat movers may use a large 4x4 vehicle or panel van to transport lightweight and narrower boats. For example, conventional road trailers may carry lightweight boats up to 32ft (9.8m).

Boat haulage by sea vessel

Boat movers can ship yachts and other types of boats as deck cargo. Hauling a boat by sea vessel may require a ship or shore crane in a cradle. Skippers (i.e. boat transport personnel) need to have the necessary licences in handling safe and quick transport. Boat haulage by sea vessel can cover vast distances. For instance, a sea vessel can transport a boat from one part of the Atlantic or Pacific to another.

Boat transport by sailing

You can hire a crew or Captain to sail your boat from port-to-port by sea or river. Boat transport by sailing tends to be cheaper than boat transport by road. The latter option would need specialised equipment for road travel. However, transport by sailing can limit movement to ports or sea-accessible areas. Crew preparations include inspecting the vehicle, plotting the course, and checking shipping forecasts.

Post-transit services

Boat movers can also help with unloading, docking, and maintenance tasks. To get your boat ready for use, your movers can remove the securing materials, reattach batteries and motors, and refill the water tanks. If you need to dispose of a boat that’s outlived its purpose, you can also find boat removal services on Airtasker. If you’re relocating to a new property, you can hire a removals service via Airtasker. Our removalists can help disassemble, pack, and move your furniture to your new home. For disposing of other junk, our clearance services can also help you out.

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6th Jun 2023

I have two plastic tanks which are approx 1.5m x.0.5m x.0.5m. They weigh 70kg each. I need to move them onto a barge on Limehouse marina. They are on the pontoon right next to the boat. The challenge is lifting them into the wheelhouse and then down a short staircase into the engine room. I intended to do this with my neighbour but I injured my back at the weekend so am out of action for a bit. It will be a tight squeeze and will definitely take two strong guys as they need to be lifted through the wheelhouse door. Obviously, care needs to be taken as there are expensive fittings on the top of the tanks. Even with some palavers, I can't see this taking more than an hour - Due date: Before Thursday, 8 June 2023

Octave was amazing. Communication was great and he planned the job around my work meetings. He turned up exactly on time, did a fantastic job moving some heavy and very expensive items with great care. I would not hesitate to work with him again!!!

3h job: Help move flat to a boat


Commercial End, Cambridgeshire

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moving a slimmed down two bed onto a boat. NO large and heavy furniture (no sofas, pianos, heavy wardrobes etc). estimated time: 3h - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 2 May 2023

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Lock Island, Surrey

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need to move one boat from weybridge to send - Due date: Before Friday, 14 April 2023

Move heavy mattress from a narrow boat


Tottenham Hale, Greater London, N17

11th Nov 2022

Just bought a narrow boat. I need to take out the mattress. It’s too heavy for me so need strong pair of hands to take it out for me and get rid of it. The boat is moored above Tottenham Hale , before Stonebridge Lock. There is parking space by the cafe but it is a bit of a walk to the boat. - Due date: Before Monday, 14 November 2022

Great , prompt and friendly service. I was late but they waited kindly. Highly recommended !

Help to move a boat


Wivenhoe, Essex

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Need a shepherds hut boat 22 feet long x 8.5 feet wide removed from the River Colne at either Wivenhoe or Brightlingsea and transported to Kent. The boat has a wooden clinker built hull. - Due date: Flexible