Boat transport Sydney - Newcastle

We will transport any type of large boat by road from marinas located between Sydney or Newcastle safely and quickly.

34 foot cruiser yacht transported by road to Pittwater NSW by Slip Away
37 Foot cruiser picked up from White Bay Marina NSW relocated interstate to O'Neill Shipwrights Gold Coast
Boat transport 36 foot flybridge motor cruiser moved from Melbourne to Sydney Fenwicks Marina


Work out your boat transport interstate costs between Sydney & Newcastle in minutes.


Our professional service moves boats interstate all year round with our regular runs.


Your vessel is in safe hands and fully insured once it is loaded on our trailer.

7 days

We can transport boats anytime of the week to fit into your schedule and location.

Boat transport to Newcastle

Why waste time, money and go to the stress of trying to drive your boat by sea up to Brisbane when you can use a boat moving service to transport it by road to relocate it from Sydney 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 interstate to Newcastle.

"Deal directly with the owner, no middle man, no fuss, just quick answers to get your boat transported or relocated to Newcastle.

Interstate Boat transport Glen Masters 36 foot moved from Melbourne to Sydney 1

“Peter moved a boat for my husband when we moved to Newcastle and gave us amazing service and advice. Boat relocation has never felt easier”

Diane Jones

Happy boat owner reviews

Boat by road transporter in Australia for 30 foot boats

“Pete is a legend. I had no idea how to get my boat transported into NSW, he made the whole boat delivery service process so easy & we got to use our boat in Newcastle

Carl Correa

Boat transport by road to and from a marina in Sydney Melbourne Gold Coast with crane lift out of water

“Talk about easy to deal with. Pete is straight forward, gives you a good deal and there is no mucking around transporting your boat. I never knew the cost of transporting a boat by road was so cheap

Leon Vega

Boat transportation costs Sydney and Newcastle

Cost esimates
To find out the cost to get your boat transported between Sydney and Newcastle 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
Details required
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
Sometimes people think if they provide details that are close, but not exact then it is ok. Unfortunately it isn’t. A difference in the weight, length or height can mean the difference between large boat removals being done safe and legally vs a situation where it is oversize, thus voiding things like insurance or being dangerous to take through local suburbs.
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.

Delivery rates
Boat delivery rates 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 a marine transportation company that is able to move a boat by road between the capital cities of Sydney and Newcastle. 

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 Sydney and Newcastle 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.

Interstate boat transportation to Newcastle

Drive the boat over water 

  • Slow
  • Expensive
  • Risky

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

  • Efficient
  • Cost effective
  • Reliable

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 boat transport

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 Newcastle 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 Sydney and Newcastle, 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 Sydney to Brisbane, we also have to work out what permits are required in each state 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 that we get asked via eMail, over the phone or via our instant quote requests. Moving boats is 


We can transport boat sizes 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.

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.

Boat transport between cities like Sydney and Newcastle

Boat transport Sydney to Newcastle is a popular service for those who need to move their boat from one port to another. The journey from Sydney to Newcastle takes around 8 hours, and the boats are usually transported on a trailer. There are a number of boat transport companies in Sydney that offer this service, and they all have different rates. When choosing a boat transport company, it is important to consider the size of your boat, the distance between Sydney and Newcastle, and the type of trailer that will be used. Some companies offer a standard trailer, while others have larger trailers that can accommodate larger boats.

The cost of boat transport Sydney to Newcastle varies depending on the company you choose, but it is typically between $600 – $1800 but this will really depend on the length, weight & shape of your boat because we might need pilot vehicles if it is an oversize load. 

It is important to book in advance, as space is limited and our boat transport vehicles are often in high demand. If you’re moving your boat from Sydney to Newcastle, be sure to contact a boat transport company to get a quote.

Sydney to Newcastle

Boat transport Sydney to Newcastle is a service that is growing in popularity. The trip from Sydney to Newcastle is a beautiful one, travelling along the Pacific Coast or via the Hunter Valley. There are many different types of boats that can be transported for this transportation route, so finding the perfect company for your needs should not be a problem.

The journey from Sydney to Newcastle takes around 8 hours, so it is a great option to use your boat in a different location vs the main harbour. There are many different marinas and ports that can be used for the journey, so it is important to do your research before booking. You don’t have to worry about the tides and currents, as we move your boat by road so you can avoid all the stress of driving by water.


Newcastle to Sydney

Boat transport Newcastle to Sydney is another service that is growing in popularity. The trip down from Newcastle to Sydney is very straight forward after all the main freeways have been upgraded. We can pick up from the marina in Newcastle and carry many different types of boats. Boat transport from Newcastle to Sydney offers a reliable and affordable way to transport boats and other watercraft between these two popular cities. With experienced boat transport operators and a variety of transport options available, using Porta Slip is the perfect way to get your boat moved.


Affordable boat transportation to Newcastle

You can hire Porta Slip to go from any location to any location – our costs will vary depending on the distance, time & difficultly. We take care of loading, transporting and unloading making sure everything is done safely using our specially built heavy duty trailers. Our equipment has been designed to move large, heavy loads with any shape of hull, inboard or outboard motors and up to 60 foot in length anywhere in Sydney, Central Coast, up to Newcastle and beyond. 

Our exceptional custom made trailers work on land or in the water, especially at ramps to make it easy to just float or lift a vessel on regardless of the surrounding area. Our trailers are designed for maximum flexibility and adaptability to overcome even the most difficult terrains, angles or distances by road.


Move a boat by road to save money

You can save a lot of money by moving a cruiser or fishing vessel by road instead of driving it on the water – you don’t need to hire a skipper to drive it, there is no fuel bill or weather issues either & most of all, no extra engine hours added.

Porta Slip is an Australian company that has been keeping customers happy for many years in Sydney taking boats up to Newcastle. Clients are amazed at the patience and care that Peter puts into his work and this is because he knows how valuable a 20 or 40 foot boat can be. That is the reason why so many marinas recommend his services even when buying used or new boats.