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Preparing Your Boat for Transport

Preparing Your Boat for Transport

A great way of transporting your boat to the next holiday destination without the wear and tear, is a yacht carrier. DYT is the effective, simple and stress-free way for you to get your boat from one location to another. Below are a few important tips to keep in mind when you are preparing to transport your boat.
Tip #1
When preparing to transport your boat, it is extremely important to make sure everything is secure, regardless of the distance your boat is travelling. Ensure that you have secured anything that is loose and could cause damage during the voyage and anything that extends beyond the hull. Latch all the cabin windows and secure hatches with tape in order to avoid leaks and possible water damage. Securely close all of the cabin doors and lock all exterior door, you should also tape the interior cabinet doors shut.
Tip #2
Ensure that the company you are using offers voyage insurance that will adequately protect your boat incase anything goes wrong.
Tip #3
You should inform your transportation company of your boats specs in advance and ensure that your measurements are correct. Keep in mind that they will need to know the actual weight of your boat, not it’s tonnage. This information should be in your boat’s stability book for Displacement.
Tip #4
You should inspect your boat for any damages and take pictures so that you can document any that already exist. If any parts of your boat need to be dismantled in order to fit the size requirements or to prevent them from damage, you should take pictures of their location and set-up.
Tip #5
Remove all of your personal items from the cabin and store the breakables in a safe place. Even though your boat may be travelling on another boat, this does not mean it won’t experience the force of the ocean. Lastly, remember to remove any items that may be prohibited, especially if your boat is going to be passing through customs.
At Boat, Caravan and Camping Nigel, we are proud to be the largest pre-owned boat supplier in Africa. We stock at any point in time at least 120 different boats. For more information, visit our website on www.boatcc.co.za.

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