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Old 11-30-2015, 11:30 AM   #1
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Anyone have a ballpark cost on moving a 50' trawler from the Washington State area around to the Gulf side of Mexico?
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As deck cargo on a ship my guess would be $30,000. to the closest port.
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Old 11-30-2015, 12:10 PM   #3
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By truck, at least $10K and if your beam is 15' or greater then about 1/3 more due to need for a chase car. Does not include removal of flybridge, building a shipping cradle, shipping it and reassembly, which can be another couple of thousand or double if it has to be shipped separately.


So figure $15-20K.


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Some research into the current value on the boat will help you. Prices of boats in the southeast US are lower than the Pacific Northwest, Great Lakes and the Northeast. Paying a lot of money to move the boat may not be worth it.
Shipping by freighter cannot be from one US port to another US port as almost all freighters are foreign flag. It would have to shipped from British Columbia to the Gulf of Mexico. Costs run a little under $1,000 per foot for on deck cargo.
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Old 11-30-2015, 01:52 PM   #5
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I would think you're looking closer to 35k-45kk. We looked at buying a Selene 53 (60ft LOA) in Washington and shipping it, it wasn't worth it.
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You may want to consider hiring a captain to do it for you. If you have a chance to be aboard for a day of so you can have him/her show you all of the systems on the vessel if you aren't familiar with them. Consider it to be the shake down cruise and it's a good idea to have the captain aboard in case there are any equipment breakdowns/issues.

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To expand on Tucker's post. he is right you can't ship from a US port to a US port. But it is unclear from your post that that is what you want to do. If you are going from WA to the Gulf coast of Mexico, you can ship from Seattle to a Mexican port. If going to a US port, you have to ship from Vancouver. As to price, Tucker is pretty much spot on. You can contact Peters & May, they ship yacht worldwide, just google their website, and they can give you firm pricing and potential shipping schedules. Based on our experience shipping a 58' from So Fla to Seattle, something around $40-50K probably is in the ballpark. As to hiring a captain, it is a long, long trip from the PNW, through the Canal and up the Mexican coast.
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This is likely to involve a rather complicated shipping path. Seven Star does use the port of Altimira which is on the East Coast of Mexico. They also ship from Vancouver. However, to my knowledge they don't have ships that go directly from Vancouver to Altimira. Most shipping is to the West Coast of Mexico or to Costa Rica or to the East Coast of the US. They may mean that the boat would start on one ship, get off loaded somewhere, and get put on another ship. Between those locations I would estimate $60,000. You can easily get a quote from Seven Star on such a shipment.

Now there are others who will ship a boat on a regular cargo run. Still you're looking for a very unusual path. The major yacht transport companies really do 80% of their shipping on 5 or 6 total routes.

Now, taking the boat by water over a period of time could be the trip of your lifetime.
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Here's another idea--why not cruise it on it's own bottom down to San Diego, then have it trucked across Houston or Corpus Christi? That will cut your shipping costs and shipping time way down and you'll have the fun of cruising it down the coast.


I helped a guy take his 58' Bayliner from Seattle down to Stockton, CA a couple of years ago. It's a decent trip that we did in 9 days including 4 days spent in port due to winds. We didn't cruise at night and only had one real long day.


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Here's another idea--why not cruise it on it's own bottom down to San Diego, then have it trucked across Houston or Corpus Christi? That will cut your shipping costs and shipping time way down and you'll have the fun of cruising it down the coast.


I helped a guy take his 58' Bayliner from Seattle down to Stockton, CA a couple of years ago. It's a decent trip that we did in 9 days including 4 days spent in port due to winds. We didn't cruise at night and only had one real long day.


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If you go a little farther, down to Ensenada, you can use a foreign flagged transport vessel.

Stopping in San Diego would require you to ship it by a US flagged vessel, or deliver it to some port in Mexico if you use a foreign flagged vessel.

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Shipping by land, a huge part of the cost is preparation and then reassembly at the destination.

By sea, it's easy to ship from Ensenada. The only problem is that for most boat shipping you have to next to to South Florida. You can call SevenStar or others and see if they have ideas on how to get it from the west coast of Mexico to the east coast of Mexico. It's just not somewhere they ship often.
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We looked quickly at road transport from San Fran to BC, but our 50' was too big - even with a pole car etc.
Ended up doing it her own bottom. Made a trip of it with no regrets, though it was nowhere near the distance you are talking!
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gcagle. I can't really help with cost estimates of either over the road or seagoing transport, however, I can highly recommend a very qualified Captain and Crew in the Puget sound area who could bring the boat down either thru the Panama Canal, or to San Diego area to be trucked overland from there if you'd like. They're also very qualified for training if you'd care to accompany the boat for either the entire voyage or just segments. Please let me know via pm if you'd like more info. In either case, GOOD LUCK!
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All things considered, it may be easiest to keep looking
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If you go a little farther, down to Ensenada, you can use a foreign flagged transport vessel.

Stopping in San Diego would require you to ship it by a US flagged vessel, or deliver it to some port in Mexico if you use a foreign flagged vessel.

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Stu, my suggestion was to cruise it on it's own bottom down the coast and stop at San Diego. Then you'd load it on a truck to haul it across the states to a point in Texas where she'd be launched in the gulf.

No need for any ship board transport and no problems with foreign flagged vessels.

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nmuir, why was it too big? I had my 58' boat shipped from Detroit to Portland, OR.
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"nmuir, why was it too big? I had my 58' boat shipped from Detroit to Portland, OR."


I am curious how much it cost from Detroit to Portland and who was the trucker that handled the job? Would you recommend them?


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"nmuir, why was it too big? I had my 58' boat shipped from Detroit to Portland, OR."


I am curious how much it cost from Detroit to Portland and who was the trucker that handled the job? Would you recommend them?


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"That had to be an 18 foot beam"


Actually I believe it to be 15' 11" as we cruise with one like that occasionally.
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