Shipping prices are continuously fluctuating so please contact us for a quotation.
Where possible, when trans-ocean shipping we try to coordinate boat orders and load several boats, well-cushioned, into a dedicated shipping container which we load and seal at our works. This is the best way to ship and minimises freight and handling costs. The container remains locked from the moment it leaves us until it reaches its port of destination. The owners of the boats then are responsible, between themselves, for arranging unloading, clearance and onward transportation.
Generally boats are bubble-wrapped for protection during transport, whichever method of delivery is chosen.
When trans-ocean shipping boats singly, they travel by shared shipping container but protected in our special custom-made shipping boxes.
We can ship individual boats across mainland Europe by commercial trucking services. This is the method by which we usually deliver to our agencies in Germany and the Netherlands and to individual clients in other countries. This is a very satisfactory method, but the client must meet the vehicle and unload their boat on its arrival.
Riggers and some other fittings may be boxed and sent separately, especially if being shipped outside of the UK.
Within the UK (and sometimes into Northern Europe) we may be able to deliver your boat ourselves. But you will probably want to visit our works, to collect your boat in person and to take your first outing here on the Thames. If you wish, we can then run an eye over your sculling, enabling us to discuss details of set-up and, if necessary, to help you with any minor adjustments – just one aspect of the service we give to our clients.