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Old 08-02-2020, 06:39 PM   #1
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Sea Tow moving boats out of Canada to Washington

Just got a newsletter from Sea Tow and one of their services now is moving boats from BC to Washington. It also looks like they go in the opposite direction as well:

Weíve been busy, busy, busy! From coast to coast our captains are seeing a lot more mariners on the water, and working hard to provide the marine assistance that keeps our favorite boaters afloat. Our teams are growing, as you will read about in this monthís newsletter, and our captains have been taking on tows and salvages of all types.

C-Tow Victoria/Sidney handled a big job in July, completing a commercial tandem tow of a 75-foot luxury yacht from Victoria, BC to Port Angeles, WA. At this time we have been approved, with mandated safety procedures, to retrieve Canadian vessels from the United States. That is on top of the regular work weíre doing on the water.
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Old 08-02-2020, 11:10 PM   #2
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Nice service. Bet it doesn't come cheap.
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Old 09-17-2020, 04:12 PM   #3
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Moving a Boat from WA to Canada (BC)

anyone knows if this is possible currently (COVID) to do it?
someone posted about Sea Tow doing it?

I just purchased a boat in WA and although I am planning on keeping it in WA on regular basis the idea is to bring it to BC and put it on the hard for the winter for some needed work - Hence i do not want to do the importation (which would have solved the problem)

any tip/help will be appreciated
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Old 09-17-2020, 04:17 PM   #4
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anyone knows if this is possible currently (COVID) to do it?
someone posted about Sea Tow doing it?

I just purchased a boat in WA and although I am planning on keeping it in WA on regular basis the idea is to bring it to BC and put it on the hard for the winter for some needed work - Hence i do not want to do the importation (which would have solved the problem)

any tip/help will be appreciated
Give them a call:

https://www.seatow.com/
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Old 09-17-2020, 05:35 PM   #5
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anyone knows if this is possible currently (COVID) to do it?
Delta Marine has been doing this regularly, for many weeks. Both ways.
https://www.delta-marine.com/
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Old 09-17-2020, 06:22 PM   #6
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The Canadian version in BC is at this link: C-Tow
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Old 09-17-2020, 06:33 PM   #7
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Alaskan Sea-Duction will you be able to share or email me the Newsletter ? just spoke with Customer Service and they informed me that not only they do not provide this service but also that they are not active in Canada ...;-(
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update ...sorry for the extra noise..

rochepoint is correct - the services in Canada (and American water ways in the area) is provided by C-tow which is Canadian entity ...
they do provide the service of transporting the boat from US to Canada, they require a US Tow company to pull it from the US Marina and meet with them in the Canadian side ..
the service is $250/hr and is provided to which ever Marina in BC ..
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If you are an American and you want work done by a B.C. yard, it is fairly easy. The yard obtains permission from the B.C. customs people and gets a special import permit. The yard people come down with a boat and some of them run your boat up and the others bring back the chase boat. To get your boat back in, the yard does the same procedure in reverse. Delta has been doing this all through the Covid crisis for its yard full of Flemings sold in the US.

I know more than I want about this sort of stuff because my boat was sitting at in Sidney at Al Kelly's for a paint job in December and was not completed before the border shut down. I thought for a while I would never see it again, but Al managed to talk convince Canadian customs that he could not have a special import permit because the boat entered Canada before Covid. From the point of view of US Customs, this is just a commercial crossing and is fairly unexceptional.

By the way, Al Kelly is a marvelous boat painter whom I highly recommend.
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Hmmmm, sitting in Friday Harbor since Tuesday, Iíve seen a number of Flemingís check in at customs.

Itís been so Smokey and foggy this week, it seems Iíve not seem much else, just surprised at how much customs traffic has been going on in general. When I pulled in Tuesday morning, at the point you could see the outer breakwater, the customs dock was still not fully visible. A few folks thought I was crazy (accurate), but at least I was able to get my returned ais reprogrammed this morning so I can start broadcasting again.
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