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    Shipping quote Vancouver to Florida-gctid391322

    Part of my long term goals of ours for boating is to cruise the Caribbean.

    Last night I found out that Yachtpath is again offering service from Vancouver BC to destinations south and east. Sailing from Vancouver is in October.

    I went ahead and requested a quote, and I have to say that I'm not unpleased with the price. Its not cheap, but it seems reasonable based on the distance, etc...

    They will take my 4788 from Vancouver BC to Coral Gable Florida for $34K all total.

    This is something I'm seriously considering doing. We might go this fall, but probably not till next year. The cool thing is it gives us something to plan for, and a price thats acceptable.

    I did not check on other prices, but we could go for example to the USVI as opposed to Florida, and that would be cheaper.

    I have not investigated trucking either, but I like the idea of not having to dissassemble my boat to ship by truck. I'll of course be looking into trucking of course as a comparison, and consider all options.

    KEVIN SANDERS
    4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
    www.transferswitch4less.com

    Whats the weather like on our boat
    https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


    Where are we right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/36S4

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    Kevin, that's the way to go. IF you could find a trucker who would do it, it will in same price range. Or more by the time you factor in taking her apart and putting her back together again. I only know one trucker now who does it all himself, as the other guy (Clark Rolfe) is now only hauling new boats from Meridian plant in Florida. He said "I'm too old now for all that physical work".

    There are no ports in Coral Gables, so that was a weird destination they gave you. Probably would be Ft. Lauderdale, W. Palm Beach, or Freeport Bahamas.

    The Virgin Island destination would be my choice, then you could cruise on up through paradise in crystal clear waters before you hit the giant urban sprawl. People go from here to Islands, not the other way around. That clear water spoils you.

    It's an easy trip in the Caribbean. I sent a 43' Wellcraft Portifino from Miami to Curacao (right at Venezuela) on her bottom last year without a hitch, and that flat bottomed express isn't the fraction of a 4788 as a cruiser.

    Good plan!

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      #3
      Must be safer than exposing your boat to the hazards of the US roads: drunks and dopers, idiots with guns, cell phone soccer moms, texting teens...

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        #4
        Flyboy III wrote:
        Must be safer than exposing your boat to the hazards of the US roads: drunks and dopers, idiots with guns, cell phone soccer moms, texting teens...
        I can factually tell you I know two 98 4788s , and a 03 490 that hit bridges while being trucked, and a 40' Islander that had it's side caved in at a truckstop in Idaho, by another truck that backed into it.

        I'm also happy to say none of those truckers were any I recommended. I've always used Clark Rolfe. Those other truckers had lower bids, and the trucker who hit the bridge coming into Seattle at night with no escorts (as law required) had his truck repoed when the police showed up. He had no insurance either, but boy did he beat the heck out of Clarks price.

        Now Shipping I had a 4788 arrive in New Zealand on the Dock Express with it's arch broke in two. I had been suspicious of the old sailboat that was loaded in front of us, and had taken photos. We surmise the mast fell, and they unloaded her first in Australia. THEY have GREAT insurance, and the buyer was happy as he received a new arch , canvas etc.

        Back in early 90s when I was the East Coast dealer we had the very first of what later became known as a McKinna 48' arrive for it's debut at Ft. Lauderdale Boatshow...arrive "sunk" although way above the sea. Apparently there was a deck fire somewhere and the pressure from the fire hoses broke the windshield and quickly filled this brand new boat full of water to the gunnels. No debut that year, but again great insurance that paid up quickly with no qualms. A Yacht Broker friend of mine purchased it after it was rebuilt and have been happily been cruising ever since.

        Considering how many Yachts are safely transported worldwide with no incidents, it's obviously the way to go.

        If you have Marine Traffic.com you can see the Super Servant right now delivering many mega yachts to the med. Many that are quite capable of running on their own. But once you factor wear & tear, plus added hours, this is the smart way to do it. They allow crew to ride along, plug you up to their gens, and have really cool lounges WAY high with incredible views. So Kevin, you might want to ride along, and btw, they are going to start calling you with lower price offerings, the closer to shipping date IF they aren't fully booked.

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          #5
          Riding along as crew sounds fantastic!!! What an adventure.

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            #6

            Brad 3055 wrote:
            Riding along as crew sounds fantastic!!! What an adventure.
            Maybe "crew" wasn't the right word. You and/or your crew get to stay on your own boat but have lounges, gym, restaurant, and rest rooms OFF your boat to use. I said crew because owners of these yachts usually fly port to port and seldom take the long rides. Must be nice, huh?

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              #7
              Why not charter a yacht when you get there. Have to think it would be less than shipping yours each way. The local yacht would be well suited for tropical waters.

              Just my 2 cents
              John McLellan White Rock BC
              "Halifax Jack"
              1999 2855 383 stroker BII
              MMSI 316004337

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                #8
                Is the 34k a round trip ticket? If not 68k is not cheap.
                1997 3788/Cummins 6BTA 5.9 M2s (Sold)
                2003 Silverton 42c/Cummins 480CEs
                2019 Cobia 240 CC
                2006 Boston Whaler 13 Sport
                1985 3270/Hino 135s (Sold)

                Vero Beach, Fl.

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                  #9
                  Kevin, have you tried getting a quote from Seven Star, they shipped my 38 from Florida to Brisbane, Australia. They were very good and they gave me a water to water price, in other words they lfted the boat out of the water in Florida and put it back in the water in Brisbane. Here is the linkhttp://www.sevenstar-yacht-transport.com/Hugh
                  Hugh
                  1990 3888
                  Hino 175 Diesels

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                    #10
                    HughfromOz wrote:
                    Kevin, have you tried getting a quote from Seven Star, they shipped my 38 from Florida to Brisbane, Australia. They were very good and they gave me a water to water price, in other words they lfted the boat out of the water in Florida and put it back in the water in Brisbane. Here is the linkhttp://www.sevenstar-yacht-transport.com/Hugh
                    sorry Kevin here it is again http://www.sevenstar-yacht-transport.com/
                    Hugh
                    1990 3888
                    Hino 175 Diesels

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                      #11
                      I wonder if a yacht share/exchange program exists? I'm sure an idea that good has been thought of before. I know it works with houses and cars.

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                        #12
                        Thanks guys.

                        When this gets to the serious stage I'll get some more quotes, or try to strike a discount with Yachtpath.

                        Right now its in the dreaming/considering/thinking about stage.

                        I've thought about chartering but my goals are more long term than that. Cruising the carribean isn't something I want to do for 2 weeks, its something I'd be interested in doing for a couple of years or longer.

                        I was reading in Passage Maker last night about yachtpath starting back service to Vancouver BC, so I decided to see what it costs.

                        KEVIN SANDERS
                        4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
                        www.transferswitch4less.com

                        Whats the weather like on our boat
                        https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


                        Where are we right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/36S4

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