Captain James Lowe
USCG 200 Ton Licensed Master
(727) 236-1385

Yacht Delivery VS. Transport or Shipping

Common Question: Why isn't the boat just loaded onto a truck for transportation?

Answer: Typically, the response is straightforward – the vessel is simply too large for interstate transport.
While it's technically possible to load a boat onto a truck and transport it, this option can be more complicated and more expensive than an over-the-water boat delivery.

Yacht Delivery is what we do: We ONLY move boats over the water, by Captain and Crew!

Loading a boat onto a truck requires a lot of preparation, including disassembling and securing the boat for transport. This can be time-consuming and may require the use of heavy equipment and specialized knowledge. Additionally, the cost of transporting a boat on a truck can be very expensive, especially if the boat is oversized or if the route requires multiple permits or escorts.

  • Yacht Delivery: Over Water By Captain, THIS IS WHAT WE DO!
  • Yacht Transport: Over Highways Using Trucks (Smaller Boats)
  • Yacht Shipping: Loading Vessel On Ship

Yacht Delivery and Boat Transport are both methods of transporting vessels from one location to another. Yacht Delivery (over water) is specifically for larger boats and Sailing Vessels that cannot be transported by road using a trailer and truck. In comparison,
Boat transport involves transporting slightly smaller motor boats and sailboats from the departure marina to the destination marina or dock of your choice by truck.

In case you have a boat that cannot be transported by a truck or trailer due to its large size, the alternative option of moving the boat from one location to another throughon the water delivery relocation, with the assistance of a delivery Captain James Lowe. During this process, the boat will be operated under its own power. boat being loaded on ship

Captain James Lowe's boat delivery service is based in Florida, but we provide relocation services for boats across the U.S. Gulf, Atlantic, and intercoastal regions, as well as inland waterways and rivers. We also offer delivery services to the Bahamas and Caribbean regions.

If you have recently relocated or are considering purchasing a larger boat, it is important to think about how you will transport the boat to its new location. It's worth noting that any boat wider than 8.5 feet or taller than 13.6 feet cannot be transported on highways, even with the use of escorts, wide load signs, and permits. Additionally, U.S. highway bridges and powerlines have a height limit of 13.6 feet, which must also account for the height of the trailer used to transport the boat.

While some companies may offer to disassemble and reassemble the boat for transport, an over-the-water delivery can often be a quicker, simpler, and more cost-effective option if you are on a river or coastline. This means you won't have to worry about disassembling and reassembling your boat, removing the mast, tuna tower, or fly bridge, disconnecting electronics, loading the boat onto a truck, transporting it, unloading it, reassembling it, launching it, and then finally moving it to the dock of your choice. It's a lot of work and can be avoided by opting for over-the-water delivery.

A boat delivery by Captain James Lowe is a SIMPLE and SAFE way to deliver your boat to a new location. Disassembling and transporting a boat on a truck is a complicated and tedious process that requires a lot of time, effort, and expertise.

For transport on a truck the boat must first be disassembled, Disassembling and reassembling a boat involves a range of potential problems, including issues with wiring and electronics as well as the potential for leaks.

During the disassembly process, any electronics and wiring must be carefully disconnected and removed from the boat. This can be a time-consuming and tedious task that requires a lot of attention to detail. Any mistakes made during this process can result in damage to the boat's electrical systems, leading to issues that can be difficult and expensive to repair.

If you need to disassemble and reassemble your boat for transport on a truck, you may need to hire different crews in different areas to handle these tasks. This can add to the cost and complexity of the overall process, as you may need to coordinate with multiple service providers in different locations.

For example, you may need to hire a crew to disassemble the boat at the departure marina, then hire another crew to reassemble the boat at the destination marina. These crews may not be familiar with each other's work or the specific requirements of your boat, which could lead to errors or miscommunications during the process.
Reassembling the boat also presents challenges when it comes to wiring and electronics. All electrical systems must be carefully reconnected and tested to ensure that they are functioning properly. If any connections are missed or incorrectly made, the boat may experience electrical issues that can be frustrating and time-consuming to troubleshoot and repair.

Another potential problem during the disassembly and reassembly process is the risk of creating leaks. Boats are designed to be watertight, and any gaps or leaks that are created during the disassembly and reassembly process can cause water to seep into the boat. This can cause damage to the boat's interior or electrical systems, leading to expensive repairs and additional time spent on fixing the issue.

Overall, disassembling and reassembling a boat involves a range of potential problems, from issues with wiring and electronics to the risk of creating leaks. These issues can be time-consuming, frustrating, and expensive to fix. An over-the-water boat delivery can be a simpler and more cost-effective option that avoids all of these potential problems and provides a faster and more convenient way to move a boat from one location to another.

Once the boat is disassembled, it must be loaded onto a truck. This is often easier said than done, as boats can be large and heavy, making it difficult to find the right equipment and manpower to load and secure the boat properly. Any mistake in loading or securing the boat can cause significant damage during transportation or even endanger other drivers on the road.

Transporting the boat on the road also requires careful planning and coordination. The transportation company must obtain the necessary permits and approvals, and they may need to navigate through various state regulations, such as weight limits and restrictions on oversized loads. Even with the right permits and approvals, the process can be time-consuming and may involve delays due to traffic or road closures.

Once the boat arrives at its new location, it must be unloaded and reassembled. This process is the reverse of the disassembly process and requires significant skill and attention to detail. Any mistake during reassembly can result in damage to the boat or even endanger those who will use the boat.

Yacht Shipping encompasses the procedure of loading a boat onto a ship for transportation, and this choice is usually made when yacht delivery and yacht transport are not practical options, especially when the destination falls outside the vessel's fuel range. It's important to note that you will likely require a captain at both ends of the journey, both for the loading process and for unloading from the ship.
Yacht shipping is a method that does not necessitate disassembly of the vessel, and it avoids any wear and tear. Nevertheless, it can be a rather costly option.

On the other hand, an over-the-water boat delivery can be a simpler and more cost-effective option. Captain James Lowe can safely navigate the boat from one location to another, avoiding the need for disassembly or special permits. This option can also be faster than transporting a boat on a truck, since there are no truck escourts, permits slow down the delivery process. In conclusion, while transporting a boat on a truck is a possible option for smaller yachts, it is a complex and time-consuming process that requires significant expertise and careful planning. Disassembling, loading, transporting, unloading, and reassembling a boat on a truck requires a lot of effort and can be costly. An over-the-water
Yacht Delivery, on the other hand, can be a simpler, quicker, and more cost-effective option that avoids all the hassle of disassembling, transporting, and reassembling the boat.