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 quantity cannot exceed 1000 litres.
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
Windscreens to be removed and safely stored**
Props and Rudders to be removed and safely stored** (motor boats only).
Bimini rails and stainless steel poles must be secured or taken off for road transport.
Canvas canopies are to be removed and stored safely
Keys for the vessel must be left with driver
Letter of authority for Coast 2 Coast to move your vessel from point a to point b, signed by yourself together with your boat name, contact address and telephone number.
Basic requirements for customs are copy of passport, copy of ssr, copy of boat invoice, proof vat paid
** These items depends on your boat's destination.