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Old 11-20-2019, 08:42 AM   #1
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I have a 23' boat that would need to be transported from Moultonborough to Connecticut, approximately 275 miles trip. I do not have a trailer. Does anyone know of any individual or a company that would be able to transport my boat for me? Any idea about expected cost? Thank you.
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Old 11-20-2019, 08:47 AM   #2
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I have a 23' boat that would need to be transported from Moultonborough to Connecticut, approximately 275 miles trip. I do not have a trailer. Does anyone know of any individual or a company that would be able to transport my boat for me? Any idea about expected cost? Thank you.
Contact Miles Marine in Gilford (603) 527-1887. I have no idea on what costs would be unfortunately...

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Old 11-20-2019, 11:41 AM   #3
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Miles Marine is great. Boat transport is their business. I have used them successfully. For a 23' boat, almost any marina could do the job. If it is going to a marina in CT, they could come pick it up.
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Old 11-20-2019, 12:32 PM   #4
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Miles Marine is the best. I have used them many times for boat transportation and repairs.

I just saw one of their trucks yesterday delivering boats to Marine Max in Fort Myers, FL
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Old 11-20-2019, 07:26 PM   #5
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Another thumbs up for Miles Marine. Not only did they pick my boat up in northern Mass, but they got it running better than anyone else who touched it. Wish I could remember what the transport cost, but it was short money, IMO.


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I agree Miles is great. Because our boat was 40' so oversized, we used them for many years to take our boat out and bring it back to the other side of the lake for storage. But wouldn't it save to just buy a trailer and haul this one yourself?
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I agree Miles is great. Because our boat was 40' so oversized, we used them for many years to take our boat out and bring it back to the other side of the lake for storage. But wouldn't it save to just buy a trailer and haul this one yourself?
Many people don't have a vehicle (with a trailer hitch) capable of towing something like this. A 23 foot boat on a trailer would weigh 4,500 to 5,500 pounds. If you try to rent a vehicle for this purpose, a lot of rental companies specify you can't tow anything with their vehicles.

Many people would not be comfortable towing a trailer of this size and weight.

Many people SHOULD NOT be towing a trailer of this size and weight.

(Many people should not be driving a car!)
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Many people SHOULD NOT be towing a trailer of this size and weight.

(Many people should not be driving a car!)
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:43 PM   #9
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I recommend McLean Mobile Marine. They recently moved our boat from a lake in Maine to lake Winnepesaukee.

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I agree Miles is great. Because our boat was 40' so oversized, we used them for many years to take our boat out and bring it back to the other side of the lake for storage. But wouldn't it save to just buy a trailer and haul this one yourself?
I agree. All you need is a 1/2 ton p/u truck, (or a full size SUV), for a 23' boat. Nothing special, and a p/u comes in handy for all kinds of other things as well too...

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Old 11-22-2019, 06:51 AM   #11
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Another thumbs up for Miles. They transported my 34 Formula from the lake to Ct. think it was around 1k, but they had to take the top off the boat as well. All done perfectly.
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Be careful! Before you select someone make sure their liability insurance is in place.

There is a reason why EVERY Winnipesaukee boat dealer uses Miles Marine for boat transportation, especially their oversize boat moves. Ask any of them.
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Be careful! Before you select someone make sure their liability insurance is in place.

There is a reason why EVERY Winnipesaukee boat dealer uses Miles Marine for boat transportation, especially their oversize boat moves. Ask any of them.
Interesting! I just assumed that they all need to cary the insurance to do the business. Are you saying that Miles marine is the only one in the region with the insurance? Also what does liability insurance mean here? Does it mean that boat owner is liable, if the transporter got in to an accident.

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Interesting! I just assumed that they all need to cary the insurance to do the business. Are you saying that Miles marine is the only one in the region with the insurance? Also what does liability insurance mean here? Does it mean that boat owner is liable, if the transporter got in to an accident.

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There are boat transportation companies in the area that in the past have had their liability and cargo insurance cancelled but continued to operate without insurance. The boat owner would not be liable for anything, but in the event of a problem they might be unable to collect on any damage to their boat. That is not a position I would want to be in.

Miles Marine is not a company that has had insurance problems.
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Towing a boat 275 miles to Connecticut isn't terribly far, but if you are inexperienced with towing a boat, this would not be a good time to practice.

I gather Miles is experienced, undoubtedly carries insurance, and speaks the "boat-towing language", so, to me, it would be a no-brainer to make a deal with them for this service.

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Cool ...... as seen on tv

www.uship.com/boats/ ..... as seen on the A&E tv channel in Shipping Wars ..... where the haulers compete by bidding down with a lower price until the time deadline runs out .....self-employed independent owner-operator truckers compete .... to get your boat haul gig ... or something!


Helloooo U-Ship/boats ...... do you really know what the H you are doing ..... and how much this cost?

"I have a very old and historic, slow boat, that I wish to send to China. ....... so, can you take a slow boat to China?" ...
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www.uship.com/boats/ ..... as seen on the A&E tv channel in Shipping Wars ..... where the haulers compete by bidding down with a lower price until the time deadline runs out .....self-employed independent owner-operator truckers compete .... to get your boat haul gig ... or something!
Helloooo U-Ship/boats ...... do you really know what the H you are doing ..... and how much this cost?
Great idea! If you are shipping a couple of noodles and a paddleboard that you don't really care about. A lot of the "truckers" are Harry Homeowners that decide to pick up a few bucks on the way to Florida so they take cargo.

But if you like your boat, see what other people are saying about UShip:

https://uship.pissedconsumer.com/review.html

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Towing a boat 275 miles to Connecticut isn't terribly far, but if you are inexperienced with towing a boat, this would not be a good time to practice.

I gather Miles is experienced, undoubtedly carries insurance, and speaks the "boat-towing language", so, to me, it would be a no-brainer to make a deal with them for this service.

Good luck.
Just wondering when would be a good time to practice? I would think that by the time you finished the 275th mile, you are probably feeling much better about towing a boat than you did in your first mile...
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Did he say he was inexperienced?
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