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Hi all,

Has any one had a good experience transporting (keel) boats from Melb to Perth?  Any good companies worth contacting first?

Cheers,

Dan

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1 hour ago, DanimalNZ said:

Hi all,

Has any one had a good experience transporting (keel) boats from Melb to Perth?  Any good companies worth contacting first?

Cheers,

Dan

I have friends who do deliver boats.  Would you like a number?

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2 hours ago, Frogman56 said:

Anderson Boat Transport (Tom and Mark) are the go to guys!

+1 for that.

What size boat?

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14 minutes ago, DanimalNZ said:

36 ft, but the beam is a touch over 3.5

It sucks trying to buy on the west when the real market is east

so don't be coy, what is it?

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1 hour ago, DanimalNZ said:

36 ft, but the beam is a touch over 3.5

It sucks trying to buy on the west when the real market is east

Sounds like half a catamaran.

It's a shitty time of year to be going west.

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10 hours ago, DanimalNZ said:

36 ft, but the beam is a touch over 3.5

It sucks trying to buy on the west when the real market is east

It looks like folks are throwing away sailboats on the West Coast though...

The quotes I got for the Perth Melbourne run for a similar boat with a 3m beam was 15 to 20k...

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11 hours ago, DanimalNZ said:

36 ft, but the beam is a touch over 3.5

 

10 hours ago, Hold Fast said:

so don't be coy, what is it?

Sounds like

https://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/northshore-nsx36/199607

a total dog of a boat, you wouldn't want to touch it with a barge pole...

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2 hours ago, Sandgroper Yachting said:

Dave McReady aka Macka.

Not many race boats landed over here in the last few years haven't used him. Indian uses him for all their Hobart race transport

That was the guy I was thinking of

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I’d give Dev Trans a call. They are a Perth based oversized trucking company that are always on the east coast. Great to deal with. 

 

pulpit 

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I think +3.5 wide means you will need an escort in some places as you go west.

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1 hour ago, huwp said:

I think +3.5 wide means you will need an escort in some places as you go west.

Cheaper if you ignore that requirement I heard from one truckie at RPYC.

He was talking about a rival company that chiefly transported one boat each year to Sydney

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4 hours ago, huwp said:

I think +3.5 wide means you will need an escort in some places as you go west.

huwp,

rule of thumb is 

up to 3.5 m no pilot and may be able to travel at night is some states or areas

3.5 m - 4.5 m,  1 pilot car, day light travel only, travel restrictions in some areas e.g can’t move in cities during some hours.

4.5 m - 5.5 m, 2 pilot cars, day light travel only, travel restrictions in some areas.

5.5 m and over,  2 pilot cars plus police escort, travel restrictions in some areas 

 

There  is also length and high restrictions as well to consider 

 

Under the oversize size rules in each state some roads and areas are off limits to oversize loads. 

 

I remember seeing a few years back a 50 Racing yacht being transported from the Gold Coast to Perth. The owner would of been better removing the keel for transport to Perth as the money saved because of the extra cost of the power companies to lift the power lines in each town and the extra distance the boat had to travel because of the load restrictions would of gone a long way to updating to a new keel and fin package. 

 

Pulpit

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