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Old 08-17-2013, 07:48 PM   #21
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Thanks Captain Jerry, I am looking into the boat shipping thing.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:20 PM   #22
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Just wanted to thank everyone for there input and unless something big changes we will try and keep our searches on the east coast or find short and skinny boats. Thanks, Again
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:43 PM   #23
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peapod, we came to the same conclusion after going through the same mental gymnastics about 2 years ago. There's just too many boats available to go through the expense unless the planets really align perfectly for the deal.

I came close on a Monk 36 once but stopped short.
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:07 PM   #24
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Thanks for the supportive words and the funny thing is this is the second time we ran into problems on moving a boat we fell in love with. The first one was a Seaton that we went to the Maryland to check her out and we both said this is the one. We went back to our home port in Maine to see if our local lifts could pick her up but no luck locally but we did find one in Eastport and we could have made it work The dealer then called us to tell us she was sold to someone in Nova Scotia. We should have put her under contract but she was on the market for a long time and we thought we had a few days. Remember what they say about thought. Thanks
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:27 PM   #25
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Going coat to coast , I remember of reading of folks that motored to Duluth and got plopped in in a river leading to the Left coast.

Short overland in western states with easier rules a shorter miles on trailer..
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:05 PM   #26
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I shipped my new boat from Virginia to Anacortes, it is exactly 14' high with mast down, weighs 18,000 lbs, and cost $9,800 delivered. Boat Transport Services in Marysville Washington did the move, and everything was perfect. They moved the boat from East to West in 5 days on a specially built trailer, all permits and insurance was included. When moving a boat from the East to the West, the value increases due to local market conditions, so it easily offset the cost of shipping
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Going coat to coast , I remember of reading of folks that motored to Duluth and got plopped in in a river leading to the Left coast.

Short overland in western states with easier rules a shorter miles on trailer..
Fred can you remember any specific cities or rivers mentioned left side of Deluth? Bride and I are considering the reverse direction with our trailer friendly Owens. Any info you can recall will flatten out our learning curve.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:08 PM   #28
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AKdoug How long ago was the move from virginia to Anacortes? Sound like a deal and if I understand you correctly your boat had a greater value on the west coast. Thanks for the info!
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I moved it in early May this year. The big issue was zebra mussel control. The truck trailer is specially set up for boats so I don't really suppose there would be a great deal of price difference. I know my mover called several times asking me if I was ready to move yet, and that most boats move from East to West. The truck having to go East empty is bad economics, and I doubt that trailer can move anything but boats. I would think you might even negotiate a better deal if the timing were right.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:13 PM   #30
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Back hauls have always been a problem in the trucking business especially if you can haul only one type of commodity. I didn't realize most boat move east to west that could be a real plus for us.I thought all the money is in D.C and New York but I forgot about Hollywood. Thanks
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According to my broker, there is a plus about 15% value on the West Coast over the East value. My Surveyor also made note of the increased value for my vessel in the West over it's current location (at time of survey). There is a glut of boats almost everywhere it seems, just not a glut on the ones people want to buy :-) There is money everywhere. The average new boat here is aluminum with outboards and goes for $150,000 plus and is on a trailer. Probably gets used 3-5 times a year after the first two years of ownership. Takes money to watch it sit in your driveway while you make payments on it, not using it, instead of getting rid of it :-)
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I think your right on target with your Willard. Bringing her back to her place of origin is the best market. The driveway thing is true of motor homes and even large boats just check the hours on boats that are a decade old. The boat we are looking to transport will be our full time home and plan on some fairly extensive travel and not a floating condo, not that there's any thing wrong with that. We already live on the water. We love visiting other small island and coastal communities. Thanks
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<I thought all the money is in D.C and New York but I forgot about Hollywood. Thanks>

With union prison guards making $150K a year , there is lots of credit for boats in CA.
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I used yachtpath I think it was and when I told him I was not shipping a million $ boat the price came down by $10000. cost me $15000 from Lauderdale to Victoria BC with no bridge removal and very boat friendly
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my reasoning was ...$8000 shipping by truck plus the cost to re and re the FB (does not apply to you I guess) and your boat is never the same...so I shipped it.
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