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Pre-Transport Preparation

Apart from the actual transport of your boat, preparing it for transport is one of the most important parts of the whole process.

Below we have provided a general list of things which should be done before transport is undertaken - those which have been starred are dependant upon where your boat is destined for, we would not wish to make you do all of them if it is being transported within the UK as we have much more play with height on the majority of UK roads.

  •  Batteries and Gas Bottles to be disconnected
  •  Fuel and Water tanks to be emptied
  •  All Paint, Thinners and other Hazardous materials to be removed
  •  All hatches, windows, interior doors and cupboards/drawers to be locked
  •  Radar arches, domes, antennas, lights etc to be removed and safely stowed / secured - these are incredibly susceptible to overhanging branches and should be removed / lowered to avoid problems**
  •  Windscreens to be removed and safely stored**
  •  Props and Rudders to be removed and safely stored**
  •  Canvas canopies are to be removed and stored safely. Our drivers will always ensure that these have been removed prior to departure and are more than happy to reassemble on arrival. Wind drag causes damage to canvas canopies and transport will not begin if they are not removed.
  •  Keys for the vessel must be left with driver so that if/when Customs stop us they can gain access to check your vessel. This happens on an extremely regular basis and should keys not be available they will and do gain entry by any means necessary! Our drivers may well check that there is nothing loose inside the cabin before transport begins but once the doors are locked they will not gain access again.
  •  SSR, Insurance Document and copy of VAT invoice to prove VAT has been paid should also be left either safely and noticeably inside the boat or given to the driver prior to his departure from point of origin, again for Customs purposes only.
  •  Letter of authority for Coast 2 Coast to move your vessel from point a to point b, signed by yourself together with your contact address and telephone number.
  •  Unfortunately road dirt is a guaranteed result of road transport. Shrink wrapping can be a deterrent to such although wind damage and drag can occasionally rip through this. Should this happen then our drivers will have to remove the wrapping to ensure the safety of other road users as well as to prevent rubbing against your boat.