Boat transport up to Hervey Bay
Why waste time, money and go to the stress of trying to drive your boat by sea up to Hervey Bay when you can use a boat moving service to transport it by road to relocate it from Brisbane using our company?
It’s cheaper, you save on engine hours & never have to wait for the right tide or great weather, we keep boat transports costs as low as possible. Using a large boat mover is cost effective compared to other options.
A quick phone call or email will help you work out how much does it cost to transport a boat from Brisbane to other locations in Queensland like the Fishermans Wharf Marina in Hervey Bay.
It is about 300 kms in distance to haul a boat by road from Brisbane up to Cairns which can take a day or so to complete. This is faster than driving it by water or using a cargo freight company.
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Boat transportation costs Brisbane to Hervey Bay
To find out the cost to get your boat transported between Brisbane and Hervey Bay is really easy. Just call, eMail or fill in our ‘Get A Quote‘ form so we can assess your requirements & you can find out how much to transport a boat interstate will be.
To calculate the costs and prices involved or to obtain an accurate estimate to get your boat relocated or transported we’ll need to know a few details including;
- Exact pick up and drop off locations
- Length, weight and height of the boat
- The timing or dates that you require it to be moved
The reason our boat transporter company needs this information to be accurate is because we have to determine a number of different factors before we can calculate your boat transport rates such as;
- What towing vehicle and trailer we need to use
- Is it possible to access the locations required
- The most suitable route that can accomodate the height and width of the load being carried
- Whether permits will be required or pilot vehicles
- The days or times we will be allowed to move your boat, especially if it is longer than 40 foot
We are often asked about our transportation service and whether we can deliver to a boat deals in Hervey Bay – the simple answer is yes. If you boat is in Brisbane but you have sold it to a dealer up in Hervey Bay we can take it up there for you by road. Alternatively maybe you just need to get your vessel to boat storage in Hervey Bay, we can haul it up there for you on our trailer and then get it delivered to the storage facility. We also deliver boats to any of the Hervey Bay dry docks or marinas that have cranes or lifting equipment available.
Every state in Australia has strict regulations for the use of roads, freeways or motorways when transporting heavy, long or oversize loads. To be compliant we require the exact details which enables us to work out a safe journey for your vessel & calculate an accurate quote for you.
Boat delivery rates to Hervey Bay will vary due to the overall size, weight, distance, time & difficulty that your transportation requirements may present. This can also change depending on the seasons of the year, we can help you work out the most cost effective way to move your boat during the right time of day, year or seasonal period. It’s important to note that large boat relocating sometimes has to be done overnight due to road & heavy load towing regulations.
Big Boat Transport is an marine transportation company that is able to move a boat by road between the capital cities of Brisbane and Hervey Bay.
We are a boat hauling and moving company that is licensed and equipped to relocate oversize loads like a 50 foot long boat via the main arterial roads interstate between Hervey Bay and Brisbane to be delivered to any number of leading marinas.
If you are an owner of a large boat, especially anything longer than 30 foot long, then you would most likely seek professional assistance if you need your boat moved interstate. We can give you an instant quote over the phone or via email.
Queensland boat transport to Hervey Bay
Drive the boat over water
If you are experienced at driving a boat on the ocean then this may be feasible to do yourself if you have the time and skill.
Although don’t forget you have to factor in tides, weather delays and potentially other people to help you. You could hire a skipper with crew but together with the cost of engine hours, wear and tear etc, this can be an expensive exercise not to mention the risk if the boat were to hit something or get caught in a storm on the ocean.
Transport a boat by road
- Cost effective
This type of road transportation could take around 1 day depending on the time required to load and unload the boat from the trailer.
If it is oversize it make take longer if we can only transport at night time outside of peak travelling hours to comply with regulations.
When you move a boat by road you don’t have to worry about engine hours, wear and tear, bad weather or hiring a crew – these costs are not required which makes road transportation more cost effective in the long run.
Things to check before organising your boat transport to Hervey Bay
1. Does the marina have the required machinery
We can pick up or deliver boats by road to any of the popular marinas located around the Brisbane metropolitan area as long as they have the appropriate lifting equipment. You need to check with the marina management staff if they have a boat lift, travel lift, boat hoist, boat gantry crane or boat crane. They need to have the right specialist machinery to lift it on or off our heavy duty haulage trailer with experience dealing with boat haulage in Queensland.
2. What boat length & weight can the marina handle
Some marinas in Brisbane might confirm they can lift a boat, but you then have to check what height, width and weight limitations they may have because your vessel may simply be too big for them to handle. It will mean choosing another location to get your boat transported from but it is important you check this critical point.
3. Can the marina pull the boat out of the water
This may seem like an obvious thing to check, but you will be surprised at the number of people that forget to check this. Some marinas do not have a travel lift, slipway or cradles that can take boats from the water onto dry land. They may have mooring facilities or storage areas available but it could be for boats that are taken there by road.
They need to have the right machinery to pull your boat out of the water but to also be able to lift it on or off our heavy-duty road haulage trailer so that it is ready to be taken interstate.
4. Your boat’s length, width and height
This is one of the most important aspects that we need to know as it effects the cost of transporting your boat between Brisbane and Cairns, but more importantly effects when & how it is transported. Certain boat lengths and load weights can only be moved during certain times of day & in some cases may also need pilot vehicles front and/or rear to help create a safe passage for the truck and trailer.
So apart from working out if pilot vehicles are required to travel the distance from Brisbane to Hervey Bay, we also have to work out what permits are required in Queensland and any other state regulations we must follow. From that point we need to calculate a route that is suitable to navigate between these two major cities in Australia.
Frequently asked questions
We’ve answered the most common questions about big boat relocations to Hervey Bay that we get asked via eMail, over the phone or via our instant quote requests.
We can transport boat sizes to Hervey Bay that are;
- Up to 60 foot long
- Up to 30 tonnes in weight
although we specialise in transporting boats that are between 30 and 60 foot long. Unfortunately we do not transport small fishing boats, jet skis or tinnies. Our company is a large boat relocation specialist that can move boats longer than 30 foot
Our boat trailer cannot be put into water and the semi trailer is too large for most boat ramp locations. Therefore we are unable to pull your boat out of the water, you’d have to take it to a local marina to get it lifted out of the water.
Alternatively contact a company like Slip Away who have a special float on, float off transport service.
Any online search will give you a range of pricing to transport boats by road from Sydney to Brisbane with a price range between $900 and $30,000 inc gst and this sounds ridiculous right? How can there be such a wide range of prices to transport boats?
The answer is really, really simple.
The cost will vary based on;
the overall size, length and weight of your boat
the total distance that it needs to travel (or roads that have to be bypassed if oversized)
expected loading and unloading time
type of pick up and delivery locations
Moving a 24 foot cruiser will be much simpler than a 50 foot motor yacht even if the distance to travel is the same. So obviously any boat transportation contractor will have to figure out fuel costs, travel time, loading/unloading time, route planning time & admin to sort out permits, pilot cars etc.
We factor all of this into our quotations and give you a written, fixed price so you can work out your total transportation costs once you also get quote for marina lifting fees.
There really isn’t an ideal time, but just consider that the roads are busiest between major cities during public holidays, long weekend or during school holidays as families are out exploring the country. Therefore sometimes it is better to organise timing outside of peak periods.
During Christmas periods there are oversize load blackout dates and times due to the road congestion around this period.
There are quite a few marinas located in Brisbane that we can deliver boats to or pick up from. As long as there is plenty of space to drive our semi trailer and they have the lifting equipment we can take your boat nearly anywhere from Sydney up to Brisbane.
Some of the marinas that we transport boats to quite regularly are;
We are able to do big boat relocating 7 days a week, but the timing will depend on other bookings, time of year & the size of your boat.