Door To Door Boat Shipping Services – Boat Shipping FAQ’S
At Door To Door Boat Transport, our goal is simple, to give you a simple and stress free boat transportation. For nearly 30 years, we have been one of the top auto and boat transport companies in the business. Our job, as your boat moving company is to hit all expected timelines and deliver your boat with the consistency and care you deserve. When you need boat transporters, call Door to Door!
How far in advance should I schedule boat transport?
If you are shipping a boat, we recommend that you schedule your move as soon as possible. Typically, we are able to have a truck assigned and on its way to pick-up your boat 1 to 7 days from the date the boat is first available for pick-up.
How much will it cost to ship my Boat?
Our Transport Specialists at Door To Door Boat Transport are trained to ask the right questions which pertain to your move. They will review your quote request and will accurately price your transport. Pricing your transport is determined by a few factors. The origin, destination, size, and the level of service desired. These all play a part in how your boat is quoted.
How long does it take to transport a boat?
There are two major factors in determining how long your boat transport will take for delivery. First is the distance between pick-up and delivery. Typically the longer the distance for the transport the longer it will take the driver to deliver the boat. In addition to the distance, the number of stops the driver will have to make will also play a factor in the delivery time. Unexpected delays can be caused by traffic conditions, weather conditions, and roadway conditions; rare mechanical problems can also add time to the delivery.
Here are some rules of thumb:
500 miles will take 1 to 3 days
1,000 miles will take 2 to 5 days
2,000 miles will take 4 to 8 days
Coast to Coast will range from 7 to 14 days
Please remember these are just estimated times for delivery. Our Dispatch Department at Door To Door Boat Transport will try to provide an accurate estimate of delivery as the truck assignment is made.
Should covers be removed?
We recommend that all canvas covers, tops and be removed. They may tear or fly off during transit. This can cause cracks and scratches to the boat during shipment. If they are not removed, the carrier cannot be responsible for damages.
What steps are involved in shipping my boat?
We take your order and submit the paperwork. Form there, transport of your boat will be scheduled and assigned. You will receive an email 24-hour notice. This will be an estimated time of arrival and to work out specific directions. When we arrive to the driver picks up your boat he will perform a detailed inspection of your vehicle on a Bill of Lading. Both the person releasing the vehicle and the driver will sign this Bill of Lading and one copy is left at the boat point of origin. The same Bill of Lading will be present on delivery so that the vehicle can be re-inspected before released.
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Reviews from Our Customers
“My car has arrived! The driver delivered about 4:00 pm this afternoon. Considering I called you about this auto transport move on Friday morning and it is now delivered over 500 miles away and it is only Sunday, this was an amazingly quick move. I have purchased several cars online, but I have never had auto shipping experience that was this fast and affordable. Thanks for making this move a great experience. I will call you on all future moves.” – Roy
"We used Door to Door to move our mini-van from PA to TX. I selected Door to Door after a few weeks of online research and contact with over 15 different car transport companies. I eliminated every company with poor reviews and poor BBB ratings. Door to Door met my initial criteria and I was pleased with my phone conversations with JR. They assigned a driver who was courteous, professional and just plain nice. We felt very comfortable with the driver and knew he would deliver the van on-time and without issue. We were very pleased overall and would not hesitate to use Door to Door again when we need car shipping in the future." - Jennifer
"Our vehicle transport experience with Door To Door Auto Transport was very positive. The couple that actually transported the car were very friendly and kept in touch with us so that we knew exactly when the car would be picked up. If I ever need a vehicle shipping company again, I will call Door To Door Auto Transport." – Shari
"I used Door To Door Auto Transport simply because of their good reviews. I was very nervous to transport my car but I did not have time to deliver my daughter’s car to her. This was my first experience shipping a vehicle and I was impressed! They picked the car up and delivered it earlier than I planned! They picked the car up on Thursday and they delivered it at 1:00a.m. Sunday instead of Monday during working hours. We did not expect this and it turned out to be good for us. The transport overall was very fast. Lola was very good and pleasant. The price was just right." – MyLe
"Linda was very nice and genuine and Door to Door did what they said they would do. The transactions were quick and easy and the driver actually arrived much earlier than I expected. Auto shipping across the country is expensive, so regardless of price (which this was one of the cheaper ones I found), if you want the job done well, go with Door to Door!" – Reggie