Boat transport from Fenwicks Marina to The Boat Works
See how we transported a Grand Banks 39 interstate from Fenwicks Marina in NSW to The Boat Works in QLD

Interstate boat transport from Sydney to Gold Coast

Are you the proud owner of a magnificent boat, measuring 30 feet or longer? Do you dream of exploring the pristine waters of the Gold Coast, but are unsure about how to transport your vessel safely and efficiently? Look no further! Big Boat Transport is here to provide you with a top-notch interstate boat transport service, catering specifically to large boats like yours, from Sydney to the stunning Gold Coast.

Why choose our transportation company for interstate boat transport?

Boat transport for a Grand Banks 39 from Fenwicks Marina NSW to The Boat Works QLD

With our extensive experience and dedication to excellence, we understand the unique challenges that come with transporting large boats across vast distances. Transporting a boat by road from Sydney to Gold Coast is approximately an 810km trip using the major freeways and in this example we hauled a Grand Banks 39 from Fenwicks Marina in Brooklyn, Sydney, to The Boat Works Gold Coast, Queensland. Our team of skilled professionals is committed to ensuring a seamless and stress-free experience for boat owners, providing safe and reliable transportation services that guarantee the protection of your valuable investment.

At Big Boat Transport, our company takes pride in offering a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet your specific needs. Whether you own a luxury yacht, a fishing trawler, a catamaran, or any other type of large boat, we have the expertise and resources to handle the logistics of your interstate journey with the utmost care and precision.

When you choose Big Boat Transport, you can expect:

Unparalleled Expertise: Our team comprises highly trained professionals with extensive knowledge of the intricacies involved in transporting large boats. We understand the importance of proper handling, loading, securing, and offloading to safeguard your vessel throughout the entire journey from the pick up location to the delivery destination. We work closely with hundreds of marinas around Australia and know the local staff very well.

Customised Transport Solutions: Every boat is unique, and we recognise that a one-size-fits-all approach simply won’t do. We work closely with you to develop a personalised transport plan, taking into consideration the dimensions, weight, and specific requirements of your boat. Our goal is to ensure a seamless and tailored experience from start to finish which even includes careful route planning, organising pilot vehicles, obtaining the necessary permits and more.

State-of-the-Art Equipment: To guarantee the highest standards of safety and security, we utilise cutting-edge equipment and technology in our transport operations. From specialised trailers with hydraulic suspension to advanced tie-down systems, we have the tools necessary to handle your large boat with precision and care.

Licensed and Insured Services: Big Boat Transport is fully licensed and insured, giving you peace of mind knowing that your boat is in capable hands. Our commitment to compliance with all relevant regulations and industry standards further underscores our dedication to delivering exceptional service.

Reliable and Timely Delivery: We understand that time is of the essence when it comes to transporting your boat. Our team is committed to providing prompt and efficient delivery, ensuring that your vessel reaches its destination on schedule. With real-time tracking and proactive communication, you’ll always be in the loop regarding the progress of your boat’s journey.

Transparent Pricing: At Big Boat Transport, we believe in transparency and integrity. We provide upfront, competitive pricing for our services, ensuring that you have a clear understanding of the costs involved. No hidden fees or surprises—just straightforward and honest pricing via a written quotation.

Exceptional Customer Service: Our dedication to customer satisfaction is at the core of everything we do. From your initial inquiry to the final delivery of your boat, our friendly and knowledgeable team is here to address any questions or concerns you may have. We strive to provide a personalised and responsive customer experience that exceeds your expectations.

Embark on your boat’s exciting journey from Sydney to the vibrant Gold Coast with Big Boat Transport. Trust us to handle every aspect of your interstate boat transport, allowing you to focus on what matters most—enjoying the thrill of the open waters.

Options for transporting a boat from Sydney to Gold Coast

Boat transport from Fenwicks Marina in Brooklyn


Fenwicks Marina is located in the heart of Brooklyn, its only 60 minutes drive north of Sydney. It is a family run marina that offers personal service, care and attention. Its unique sheltered location provides protection from the weather and offers access to the Hawkesbury River.

The Boat Works boat transport to the marina


Unrivalled range of facilities and professional marine trade services at The Boat Works Gold Coast marine facility. Two refit, maintenance, and marine boat yards. With instant access to the largest, cleanest, and greenest marine facility in the heart of the Gold Coast Marine Precinct, you can expect world-class facilities and marine trade professionals.

If you want to transport your boat from Brooklyn in Sydney to Gold Coast in Queensland then you have a few options to consider. For this luxury boat build by Grand Banks the owner needed it moved from Fenwicks Marina up to The Boat Works Marina so that it could be used in a different location.

Initially they considered hiring a truck and towing this large 39 foot boat themselves, but they quickly realised they didn’t have the right experience, it was a big risk driving such an oversize load for the first time & they didn’t want to damage their boat trying to do the 811 km trip between the marinas.

So what are the options for getting a 39-foot boat transported from from Fenwicks Marina in Brooklyn to The Boat Works on the Gold Coast?

Overland Transport:
We specialise in overland boat transport services, or as many people call it in Australia, boat transport by road. This involves loading your boat onto a specialised trailer using a boat lift or crane so that it is ready for transportation using the major freeways in the country. This method of interstate boat transport is very common in Australia because of the large distances between capital cities. This method is suitable for boats that can be easily transported overland and do not require disassembly. Our experienced drivers will ensure the safe and secure transport of your boat, adhering to all regulations and safety measures along the route which may even need to have pilot vehicles to cleat the road if the boat is oversized.

Roll-On/Roll-Off transport:
If your boat is equipped with a trailer in some situations you might be able to hire someone that does a Roll-On/Roll-Off service. This involves driving your boat onto a trailer and securing it for transportation. So this could be someone with a 4WD, SUV or even a tow truck. This is a cheap way to get a boat moved interstate but is normally suited to small tinnies not 30 foot boats that can weigh many tonnes. Be careful of shady operators who claim they can move large boats but don’t have the right equipment.

Flat-Rack shipping:
For boats that cannot be transported using traditional methods, such as those with unconventional shapes or structures, we offer flat-rack shipping. Flat-racks are specialised containers with an open-top and no sides, providing flexibility for accommodating boats of various sizes and configurations. Your boat will be securely fastened to the flat-rack, and the entire unit will be transported via land and sea to the Gold Coast.

Containerised Shipping:
Another option for boat transport is containerised shipping. If your boat meets the size and weight requirements, it can be loaded into a shipping container at Fenwicks Marina. The container will be sealed and transported to the Gold Coast via land and sea, ensuring the protection of your boat throughout the journey. Containerised shipping offers an added layer of security and protection against external elements. This normally suits smaller boats.

Water Delivery:
If you prefer a more direct approach a qualified captain and crew can drive your boat from Brooklyn to the Gold Coast. That team will ensure that all necessary preparations, including navigation, safety equipment, and provisions, are taken care of. Water delivery is an excellent option for boat owners who wish to have their vessel delivered while enjoying a thrilling boating adventure along the way if they go along for the ride. Although the costs are very high because you are paying for the labour of multiple people, engine hours on your motors and there are high risks associated with poor weather conditions. That is why boat transport by road is such a good option in comparison.

It’s important to note that the suitability of each transport option will depend on the specific characteristics of your boat, including its size, weight, structure, and trailer availability. Our team of experts will assess your requirements and recommend the most suitable method for your boat’s transportation based on where you are going from & to, the size, shape, age & brand/model of boat.

Factors to consider when choosing interstate boat transport by road

Interstate boat transport for a Grand Banks 39 from Fenwicks Marina NSW to The Boat Works QLD

Choosing the right boat transport service can be a daunting task. You need to consider the distance, the size of the boat, and the transport method, among other factors. Here are some of the critical factors to consider when choosing one:

  • The distance and route of the transport
  • The size and weight of the boat
  • The transport method
  • Additional services and fees

When choosing a boat transport service, it’s important to consider the distance and route of the transport. If you’re moving your boat overseas, for example, you’ll need to choose a transport service that specialises in maritime transport. The size and weight of your boat are also important factors to consider. Larger boats will require specialised transport methods, such as flatbed trucks or cranes. The transport method itself is also an important consideration. 

Different methods of transport have different pros and cons, and you’ll need to choose the one that best suits your needs. Finally, it’s important to consider any additional services and fees that the transport service may offer.

Preparing your boat for being transported interstate

Interstate boat transport for a Grand Banks 39 from Fenwicks Marina Sydney to The Boat Works Brisbane

Before you transport your boat, it’s essential to prepare it adequately. Doing so will ensure that your vessel is safe and secure during the transportation process. Here are some tips on how to prepare your boat for transport:

  • Secure any loose items on the boat
  • Protect any fragile components
  • Conduct a pre-transport inspection
  • Gather all the necessary documentation and permits

Preparing your boat for transport is an important step in ensuring a safe and successful journey. Before transporting your boat, make sure to secure any loose items on the boat to prevent them from moving during transport. You should also protect any fragile components, such as electronics or glass, to prevent damage. Conducting a pre-transport inspection is also important to identify any potential issues with your boat before transport. Finally, make sure to gather all the necessary documentation and permits for your boat to ensure a smooth transport process.

Securing Loose Items
Make sure to secure any loose items on your boat, such as cushions or sails. These items can become detached during transport and cause damage to your boat or other vehicles on the road.

Protecting Fragile Components
Protect any fragile components on your boat, such as electronics, windows, or railings. Use padding or bubble wrap to protect these components from damage during transport.

Pre-Transport Inspection
Conduct a pre-transport inspection of your boat to ensure that it’s in good condition before transport. Make a note of any existing scratches, dents, or other damages, and take pictures if possible.

Documentation and Permits
Gather all the necessary documentation and permits for transporting your boat, such as insurance certificates, registration documents, and permits.

What is the cost for interstate boat transport from Fenwicks Marina Brooklyn to The Boat Works in Gold Coast?

The costs of boat transport interstate will vary for every particular job. Costs will vary depending on several factors and it is a combination of these things that will determine the final costs to move your boat interstate;

Distance and Route
The distance and route of the transport can significantly impact the cost of boat transport. Longer distances and more complicated routes can increase the cost of transport.

Timing during the year
Depending on the timing during the year or how urgent it is to transport your boat the costs will vary as there will be seasonal considerations and other times when oversize loads can’t be driven by road.

Boat Size and Weight
The size and weight of your boat can also impact the price of transport. Larger and heavier boats require specialised trailers and equipment, which can increase the cost.

Transport Method
The transport method you choose can also affect the cost of transport. Air transport is often the most expensive, while overland transport is usually the cheapest.

Pilot safety vehicles
Depending on the size, weight and dimensions of your boat we may need to use one or multiple pilot vehicles to clear the route to safely drive your boat by road while it is on our trailer. The cost of the pilot vehicles will vary depending on the length of time they are required, distance they travel & their starting/finishing locations.

Additional Services and Fees
Additional services such as storage, insurance, and craning can also add to the overall cost of boat transport. Make sure to get a detailed quote from the boat transport company or your local marina before choosing one.

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