Shipping companies require some basic information to provide an accurate estimate or schedule a boat pick-up. Details such as the exact weight and dimensions of your boat can greatly. Thoroughly read through paperwork – especially the bill of lading.
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Know Your Shipper
Conduct due diligence and research the background of any person or company that offers to ship your boat. Ask about insurance, certifications and/or if the person with whom you’re speaking is a broker or the actual shipper. Much like a home contractor or plumber, boat shippers can vary from business to business. Don’t be shy about asking questions. If you’re uncertain about any items that the shipper addressed, just ask. As always, if something seems too good to be true, it likely is.