2001 220 DAUNTLESS: Shipping Boat and Trailer via Carrier Service

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2001 220 DAUNTLESS: Shipping Boat and Trailer via Carrier Service

Postby padrefigure » Mon May 16, 2022 6:30 pm

I want to ship a 2001 220 Dauntless on its trailer. The load is be about 4,000 lbs and about 27-feet overall length. There is no fixed hardtop and the vertical height of the boat on its trailer will be about 80-inches.

Origin is Oxford, Georgia, and destination is Port O'Connor, Texas or alternately Austin, Texas. I have not contacted a boat transport company. I am looking for recommendations. My initial search turned up several firms with poor reviews.

[Give me advice regarding] shipping a boat using a carrier service.
[Give me a] recommendation for a carrier service to ship my boat.
[Tell me how much shipping a boat using a carrier service will] cost.

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Re: Experience shipping a boat

Postby dtmackey » Tue May 17, 2022 4:18 pm

Don't skimp, plenty of fly by night outfits out there. It didn't end well for a friend of mine who's (new to him) boat was totaled when the hauler tried to navigate a narrow car toll lane at speed with a wide load in tow.... Take note of the reveiws, recommendations, accident and claims history of a carrier.

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Re: Experience shipping a boat

Postby Phil T » Tue May 17, 2022 4:53 pm

Several owners were pleased with him:

Jeff
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Re: 2001 220 DAUNTLESS: Shipping Boat and Trailer via Carrier Service

Postby padrefigure » Wed May 18, 2022 6:17 pm

Thanks, Phil.

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Re: 2001 220 DAUNTLESS: Shipping Boat and Trailer via Carrier Service

Postby Phil T » Wed May 18, 2022 8:23 pm

Let me know if you need more recommendation. I will ask a few veteran owners in the Gulf and Texas.
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Re: 2001 220 DAUNTLESS: Shipping Boat and Trailer via Carrier Service

Postby padrefigure » Wed May 25, 2022 5:06 pm

Jeff let me know that he has retired from the boat transport business. He recommended Smitty's Haulin' LLC. Does anyone have experience with this carrier?

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Re: 2001 220 DAUNTLESS: Shipping Boat and Trailer via Carrier Service

Postby Phil T » Thu May 26, 2022 11:13 am

Will ask around.
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Re: 2001 220 DAUNTLESS: Shipping Boat and Trailer via Carrier Service

Postby Phil T » Thu May 26, 2022 11:50 am

Mike @ Glide Transport
http://www.glidetransoport.co

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https://www.palmettoyachtmanagement.com
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Re: 2001 220 DAUNTLESS: Shipping Boat and Trailer via Carrier Service

Postby padrefigure » Thu May 26, 2022 1:22 pm

Thanks. I appreciate the help.