Boat Shipping east to west coast

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  1. Casey Hoffman

    Casey Hoffman DrNastycanasta

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    Does anyone know the best and cheapest way to ship a boat from New York to Los Angeles? I am currently looking at uship and had a bid at $2 per miles which came out to 5800k. thanks
     
  2. ShadBurke

    ShadBurke I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    What boat? Size, beam, weight, height, trailer?

    Where in new york?
     
  3. Casey Hoffman

    Casey Hoffman DrNastycanasta

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    Long Island New York ,11949
    Parker 2320
    (on trailer) 32 L(tongue-prop) , 8'6" W, 10 H, 4100 #
    load right trailer
     
  4. |HEX|

    |HEX| Member

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    Cory Pickvet 8437304136
     
  5. Jef

    Jef Newbie

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    3 weeks ago I just paid $2750 , to ship a 2320. Boat came from savanah Georgia to Ventura

    Ricky Malin ‭(256) 318-0219‬
     
  6. lougio

    lougio Capt Lou

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    Call him while you can before he gets too busy. He's $1/mi and worth more.
     
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  7. JohnnyG

    JohnnyG Newbie

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    I have hauled many boats from Florida.I would book a one way flight and rent a one way uhaul,it was always kind of an fun adventure as long as the trailer was in good shape. It usually went pretty uneventful and saved a lot of money, although $1 a mile is very reasonable.
     
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  8. jgy

    jgy Member

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    I priced that out a couple years ago when I bought my boat and it wasn't worth it (flight, hotel, lost work days/PTO, gas, etc). I ended up paying $1.20/mi. I also drove from CA to GA once and it was BOOOOOORING most of the way. Only thing that made it worth it was stopping in NOLA and all the fireworks i bought in NM and lit on the way there ;)

    I'm not sure how these guys are making money charging that low. They must be towing things on the way back or something to make it worth it and sleeping in the truck vs getting a hotel.
     
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  9. lougio

    lougio Capt Lou

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  10. MATTANZA

    MATTANZA old man of the sea, in training.

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    go get it yourself, about 500 for gas + food and lodging.
     
  11. NoLDR

    NoLDR OG BD member

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    Dartran Transport is the company I used about 15 years ago to move mine from Ohio to California.
     
  12. lougio

    lougio Capt Lou

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    There is no way the total cost will be $500 from New York to Los Angeles. Here is a rough cost estimate that I came up with when I was trying to figure the difference between flying to Florida and driving a Parker 2520 back to San Diego. It is roughly 2400mi.

    -One way plane ticket ~$120
    -Penske Rental Truck(12mpg) ~$900(and you are only supposed to tow their trailers).
    -Fuel $2.50/gal at 12mpg(not going to happen towing) ~$500
    -Food/lodging(4 days, sleep in rental truck and minimal eat/drink) $250
    -Time off work(different for everybody) $enter you number

    Cost= Call Cory
     
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  13. |HEX|

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    Pretty much
     
  14. MATTANZA

    MATTANZA old man of the sea, in training.

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    my truck gets 20mpg, 12.5 towing a 25' whaler. 60 gals to get there, approx. 150, more than double to get back. why rent a truck, if you have one. I bought my shamrock in Mississippi, was a piece of cake. I slept in the boat on the way back. i'm retired, lol. give me 1k , a truck , and i''l go get it.
     
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  15. Shewillbemine

    Shewillbemine "should of" is NOT a thing

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    Wait for more bids and/or try to haggle with any more bids you received. I priced out boats from the East Coast before and most of my bids were in the $2000 - $3000 range.
     
  16. aaamarine

    aaamarine Member

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    Call Cory he’s the best
    2500 for my boat
    Maryland to Clovis
     
  17. ShadBurke

    ShadBurke I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    If you have a week to put in some quality windshield time, you can run and grab yourself. The last 6 trips I ran to florida for boats averaged $500 in fuel/food out and $1,100 in fuel/food back. Numbers obviously exclude lodging, bars and strip clubs.....

    Rarely do I have trailers that make the trip without some sort of drama. Tires, bearings, bunks, you name it.... I've had it happen.

    A whole lot cheaper to fix before you go rather than out in the middle of nowhere having to air freight in parts to the middle of texas because horse trailer parts dont always work on boat trailers.

    I carry loads of spare parts but cannot carry everything.

    When you consider the value of time, Corey at $1/mile is hard to beat.....
     
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  18. spc337

    spc337 Newbie

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    I agree with the earlier posts, call Cory Pickvet. He hauled my boat from New Hampshire to Seattle incredibly fast and it arrived in perfect condition.
     
  19. clevel

    clevel Captain in Learning

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    If you have never trailered a boat, then don't do it yourself. Hire a pro for piece of mind and safety of your investment and yourself. Make sure you get insurance. If you are still looking for a trucker call the boat manufacturers in the East Coast or dealers here in the West and they will tell you who they use. Don't get those cheap haulers that don't have boat cradles and don't have experience with transporting boats across the continent. Lots of weather and tough roads don't make it easy for high profile and wide load.
     
  20. Reel 007

    Reel 007 Well-Known "Member"

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    Where is your sense of adventure?, make a vacation out of it, go get it yourself, I did, Cape Coral to Los Angeles, on my way there stopped in Dallas and visit some friends, NOLA both ways, friends and good food, Terrell TX on the way back, hang out with family, almost non-stop from Terrell to Los Angeles, coffee protein bars and cat naps at the rest stops. I look back fondly at that trip, brings a smile to my face.
     
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