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 Frequently Asked Questions

DOES MY CANVAS or BIMINI TOP NEED TO COME DOWN?
Yes, in any situation when transporting over the road, everything and anything that could possibly come lose and cause damage should be removed or tied down to include antennas, lines, bumpers, etc. Please be aware that all WINDOWS & HATCHES are securely latched as well. We can secure any remaining or potential hazardous items however we request that the owner remove and secure items prior to time of pick up otherwise additional costs will be incurred for time and labor of securing and removal such items.

CAN MY SHRINK WRAPPED BOAT BE TRANSPORTED?
Yes, shrink-wrap can protect the boat from road tar and dirt. However, it can, and does also tear and can cause considerable damage. We carry tape, and we will try to repair it if possible. If we can’t, we will have to remove it. Keep in mind that the driver’s view is often obstructed, and at night he can’t always see that the shrink-wrap has torn. Nor can the driver hear the shrink-wrap flapping or “wind-milling.” We are not responsible for damage cause by shrink-wrap, canvas covering or any other cover.

CAN YOU TRANSPORT MY BOAT ON MY TRAILER?
Yes, your trailer must be roadworthy and have a legal license plate. A Transporter will use his discretion to determine whether a trailer is suitable for over-the-road transport. You will be responsible for any breakdowns or damage that occurs as a result of the trailer during transit.


CAN YOUR TRAILER BE LOADED WITH A TRAVEL-LIFT?
Yes, our CON-O-LIFT trailers are extremely versatile and can accept boats being loaded from forklifts and travel-lifts (sling).

SHOULD A TRANSPORTER HAVE BOAT KNOWLEDGE?
Absolutely, a professional boat transporter should properly know how to distribute the weight in relation to the keel and hull and needs to know a boat is specialty freight and needs to be secured to prevent shifting to the trailer properly. Also knowing that each boat and transport is unique the transporter needs to improvise and adapt to any adverse conditions or situations that an unfamiliar boat may offer.

SHOULD I CHECK A TRANSPORTERS CREDENTIALS?
Yes, and it is recommended. The transporter should supply you with their US DOT number (1672323) along with their ICC / Federal Motor Carrier number (614643 required for interstate transport). With this information you can verify the validity of the credentials at www.safersys.org under “FMCSA Searches” click on “Company ShapShot”, enter the US DOT number and click search.

SHOULD I VERIFY INSURANCE COVERAGE AND / OR REQUEST A CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE?
Yes, and this too is recommended. The transporter should gladly without hesitation supply you with a current Certificate of Insurance stating its coverage and limits. (May need 24 hours notice if requested). Those amounts should be greater then the current value of your property being transported.

CAN YOU DELIVER MY BOAT TO MY HOUSE AND PUT IT IN MY BACKYARD AND SUPPLY BLOCKS AND BOAT STANDS?
- Yes, Yes & Yes. The majority of boats we transport require between 14 and 16 (8” x 16”) concrete blocks. To stabilize the stored vessel we recommend two stacks on each rear corner consisting of 6 concrete blocks each and between 4 and 6 concrete blocks on the center keel. Additional support is recommended by using adjustable steel boat stands. The blocks and stands can be supplied and purchased through Atlantic County Marine & Auto Transport, LLC.

 

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