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    Transporting a 4588

    I think this has been on the forum before, but, does anyone know if you can transport a 4588 by land. If so, do you know a reputable transport company.
    Last edited by Jim_Gandee; 12-23-2017, 09:51 PM.
    Hino W06
    St. Louis, MO
    ”It’s A Wonderful Life”

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    "cptncptn" post=827745 wrote:
    I think this has been on the forum before, but, does anyone know if you can transport a 4588 by land. If so, do you know a reputable transport company.
    Yes - but it depends how far and where to and from.

    It is relatively expensive to prepare/transport and refloat no matter.
    Northport NY

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      #3
      we did it 22 years ago east to west coast. We used Joelle Yatch transport. assuming your boat is still factory arch, Bimini and venturi you have to remove those...arch goes up on bow, props get pulled and boat rides back wards stern first so I suggest taping all window seams in salon and pillow how as the opening will capture dust, rain, etc.

      I would suggest you be at the yard when the drop the arch, take pictures of it before, during while they remove all the wiring, make sure you label it all, and be at the receiving side to reinstall showing them picture on how it goes back together. (even if you just direct the yard...this will save time on figuring out what goes where.

      http://www.jouleyacht.com/

      I you want to save money reach out to them early and be flexible (ie tell them a month window and they tag you move with someone else and discount (atleast that is what they use to do.

      Hope this helps.
      Mark
      USCG OUPV
      1990 4588
      Carlsbad, CA

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        #4
        IF you google "Transporting a Bayliner 4788 BOC" you will get a bunch of hits with various companies and costs like this one....

        http://baylinerownersclub.org/index....hipping-a-4788
        Northport NY

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          #5
          Hauling the 45xx is probably the easiest boat to ship in it's size class. I replaced the factory arch on my 45 with a fold down aluminum arch that only requires 2 quick release pins to drop the arch down. All I had to ship mine over land was drop the arch down, pull out the dinghy davit crane, remove the compass from the flybridge helm, venturi shield down, lay down the bimini top, and put the dinghy itself down on the trailer bed. Super, super easy to ship overland when I did it circa 2014. I did all the "prep" work myself and put her back together when she arrived...took me maybe an hour at the most for each side of the trip..biggest pain was putting the bimini top back up haha. If you are shipping to or from NE it is very expensive due to the routes, etc.


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          ~~1987 Bayliner 4550 Pilothouse & 17' Boston Whaler Dauntless~~

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            #6
            would be shipping from the west coast to the midwest
            Hino W06
            St. Louis, MO
            ”It’s A Wonderful Life”

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              #7
              We looked into shipping a 4588 a couple years ago. If your route takes you through Ohio, or Michigan you'll need a police escort in addition to the pole truck in front and the chase car behind. The cops don't come cheap. Your trucker should know whether an escort is required.
              1991 4588
              SE Michigan

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                #8
                I just got a couple quotes to transport a 4588 from the east coast to the midwest ~650 miles. Quotes were about $16-$18 per mile.

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                  #9
                  "tgotch" post=827964 wrote:
                  I just got a couple quotes to transport a 4588 from the east coast to the midwest ~650 miles. Quotes were about $16-$18 per mile.
                  Good info - did you happen to get any quotes on the lift/prep/refit/launch numbers as well?
                  Northport NY

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                    #10
                    We just trucked a 3788 from Maryland to Washington state- arrives this morning. Don't know what your width and height are, but we were 13'-6" wide and 14'-1/2" high, which put us 14'-10" sitting on the truck. Once we were over 13'-6", which I assume you are, the costs increased a bit, but not much. All-in we're at $19,850

                    Chris Holmes, US Boat Haulers, has done a terrific job of keeping us informed, before and during the trip- great app on a smart phone to show where he is at any time. I'd strongly recommend him- when I was speaking with others, there was a lot of ambiguity and vagueness in their responses, which translated to the potential for extra charges.

                    Good luck- I'm on my way to meet the boat and reassemble.
                    1988- 3288, 1994- 3288, now Soul Asset: 2001- 3788 w/330s

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                      #11
                      Thanks for the information.
                      Hino W06
                      St. Louis, MO
                      ”It’s A Wonderful Life”

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                        #12
                        I have never transported my yacht on road. It has always been by water. One needs to be totally careful on transporting a yacht by road, because it requires more mechanism than by water. It was last month that my neighbor bought a yacht from a dealer and had transported it using Yacht transport service. She seemed pretty much happy and satisfied with their service. It is her recommendation that I am passing on over here.

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