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
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
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,