West to East Boat Transport?

Hey,

Just wondering if anyone can recommend a good transport company to transport my boat from Perth to Sydney.

I recently found out my stay in the east was to be extended by a couple of years (for work!), so it is time to bring the boat over so I can get stuck into a few NSW fish!

Boat is a 5.1m Trailcraft on a trailer.

Any assistance would be appreciated.  So far quotes have been around the $3k mark.

Thanks

Hayzy


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Just another idea ... but

Mon, 2010-09-27 11:59

Just another idea ... but fishing boats seem cheaper northern nsw to qld, so sell high and buy low?

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Good point.  I have started

Mon, 2010-09-27 11:57

Good point.  I have started looking at that option.  Just finding it hard to let go!

Boat has only done 40 hours which makes the decision even harder. 

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Yet another option

Mon, 2010-09-27 12:00

You can park it in my driveway, I'll give it an occasional run too, just to keep it ship-shape ;)

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There has been a few of

Mon, 2010-09-27 13:38

There has been a few of those generous offers already!

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Sounds about right to me

Wed, 2010-09-29 09:00

Always cheaper going West East.  Cost me that much going from Mel - Perth

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best way is...

Wed, 2010-09-29 10:24

to tow it yourself...... i did it a few times both ways towed by a deisel land cruiser ( both boat and car fully loaded) it cost me $800 in fuel , food and 4 days.....it can be done in 3..... its cheaper and at least you know it aint gonna get damaged......and it takes the transport mobs about 2 weeks to get it across and ready to pick up.....you just need a reliable car and a few spares for ya trailer (just in case) ie . wheel bearings and spare wheels x 2
oh and its a great way to see the country.......

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Towing a boat east to west

Fri, 2018-06-08 09:03

 Hi. I'm going to tow a boat from Melbourne to Perth. Can you just drive it over here or do you need a permit to go through other states?  Thanks 

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Fri, 2018-06-08 11:26

 Depends on size and state regulation.

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Insurance

Fri, 2018-06-08 11:56

 Be sure to let your insurance company know as your policy may be based on your state.

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Cheers guys, Would love to

Wed, 2010-09-29 13:22

Cheers guys,

Would love to do the drive, just don't have the time unfortunately.  Me and the car are already in Sydney so would need to take too much time off work to go back and forth.

9 quotes so far and most are around $3k so looks like that might be the mark.

 

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get some1 to do it for you..

Wed, 2010-09-29 14:19

i mean drive your car and go and get it for you..... even if you paid them it would still be cheaper than a trans. mob.... some1 you trust of course but you'd still save at least a thousand dollars.....1500 for expenses and 500 for them to do it... they get to see the country so 1/2 holiday and 1/2 doin you a favour! something to think about hey!

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Cost me

Thu, 2010-09-30 13:41

$4.5k to get mine over here. I recently got some prices aswell and $3k was about the best aswell. I was told that if you go and sit at the truck stop at Kewdale I think it was you might get better as they wait there for loads to go to the East.

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Starting to get a couple of

Fri, 2010-10-01 06:15

Starting to get a couple of better prices, down to $2,500 now.

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just be careful

Fri, 2010-10-01 08:00

when it comes to transport you get what you pay for.....the lower the price the lower the service.....

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Train

Fri, 2010-10-01 13:15

i sold my 5.8 mt westerberg to a guy in Melbourne and his son picked it up from my place  in perth and put it on the train in kewdale area for under a $ 1 k

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Really, I did enquire about

Fri, 2010-10-01 13:25

Really, I did enquire about the train but they said they wouldn't take boats. I might have to look at that option again.

Vander, interestingly the best quote has come from one of the very large national transport companies (no plug) which gives me a little reassurance. 

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I just had my boat

Sat, 2010-10-02 07:55

I just had my boat transported from melbourne to perth by john's marine transport they specialise in smaller boats and nothing was a problem, cost $3000.

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Oh it was remiss of me not

Sat, 2010-10-02 09:10

Oh it was remiss of me not to mention RORO. Ring around and get a quote from Fremantle to Port Kembla on using a Roll On Roll Off service, they use them for moving cars etc.

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Try someone like Toll SPD,

Sat, 2010-10-02 11:15

Try someone like Toll SPD, hire a rail box, get someone to put it in there and tie it down then put it on the train then you go to their yard in Sydney when it gets there and tow it away, I have it on good information that it is very cheap to do west to east.

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im a grunt at SCT forrestfield

Mon, 2010-10-11 22:35

ive seen boats and bikes and trucks come through before, they get loaded into the train. im not sure how much it would cost but ive seen it done!!