A boat is an expensive investment that can often be tricky to transport if the owner does not have a vehicle and trailer capable of hauling it. Boat transportation services are designed for consumers who want safe and efficient shipping.
Because boat transportation is a complicated process involving expensive cargo, consumers will want to make sure their boats are protected by finding a reputable, dependable company to ship their boat along their chosen route.
Before a boat can be transported, the shipper needs to prepare it. Most shipping companies offer quotes only after consumers provide them with the proper information.
Keeping the boat protected, either by wrapping it to protect it from small dings and weather or by paying for some extra insurance, may be a chief concern for protective consumers. Most shipping companies will recommend taking a few extra measures to ensure the cargo is protected.
Shipping companies that specialize in boat transportation often offer other services as well. Consumers should always look at the extra options to make sure they get the most out of their shipping experience.
Overland shipping requires the use of a trailer. For consumers who are shipping a boat from a harbor or who have purchased a boat without a trailer, transportation companies often have trailers on hand.
Few aspects matter more than a company’s qualifications when evaluating options for shipping boats. Consumers should make sure the company they work with has a good reputation and qualifications.
Boats are expensive investments, and shipping them can cost a fair amount of money. Consumers should make sure their payments are secure, and sometimes shopping around yields better deals.
Read more in Consumer Affairs about Transport companies and other tips.
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Events every weekend - from July to September
July every Thursday Night - Rock the Dock - Kemah Boardwalk
July - Fireworks Friday - 9.30pm- Kemah Boardwalk
Every Sat from 9 - 1pm - Farmer's Market - Clearlake Shores
Salsa Sundays - Live Salsa music on the main stage all day! - Kemah Boardwalk
May 28 - Sept 5 - 27th Annual CCA State of Texas Anglers' Rodeo
by Kelly Dees, July 2017
Fun Summer of Rum Races
GBCA members and guests are enjoying a fun summer of Rum Races. We have an average of 70 boats out sailing on the scheduled Saturday afternoons.
Life Jackets are for Everyone
A life jacket (or Personal Flotation Device - PFD) is the single most important piece of equipment on your boat and the most important consideration should be size. More than two-thirds of all boating fatalities are drowning incidents and 90% of drowning victims were not wearing a life jacket. So buy a life jacket that you will wear ... it could save your life.