Power Boat Accessibility and Delivery Checklist

Remove radar arch

Water pick-up/drop off:

Ramp must be in good condition and accessible to a 70’ tractor trailer.

Water depth requirements vary, however boats up to 28’ generally require at least 4’ of water. 30’ boats and larger require a minimum of 5’ of water.

Marina pick-up/drop off:

Boat must be located with 60’ of straight access in front of bow.

Boat must be blocked with at least 36” of space between the sides and the ground

 

Residential pickup/drop off:

Boat must be located with 60’ of straight access in front of bow.

Boat must be blocked with at least 36” of space between the sides and the ground

Driveway must be accessible to a 70’ tractor trailer

Ground must be solid/dry to provide traction for a heavy weight vehicle

Tractor trailers have a large turn radius. Please remove any brush or debris prior to arrival

Boat must be blocked on level ground upon delivery. If level ground is not available please notify us prior to delivery.

Please have blocks and stands ready prior to delivery

 

Blocks and/or stands

Hardwood 6”x8”x15” blocks and 2-4 boat stands are preferred. Please check your size of boat on the list below to ensure you have enough blocks and stands upon delivery:

15’- 25’: 25 blocks OR 2 stands and 13 blocks

26’-30’: 25 blocks OR 2 stands and 10 blocks

31’-36’: 30 blocks OR 4 stands and 10 blocks

37’+: 30 blocks OR 4 stands and 15 blocks

Concrete blocks can be used however they do have the potential to break. Railroad ties are not ideal due to inconsistency in size and tendency to split and rot. Pressure treated 6”x6”x24” blocks are acceptable; however please ensure that you have 40% more available than the quantities listed above.

Please have an assortment of scrap wood, plywood, carpet, etc. for minor adjustments. This allows us to ensure your boat is blocked completely securely and level.

We do not carry blocks and stands with us. However, if necessary we can supply them for a fee (order basis only). Stands must be ordered 30 days prior to shipping. Prices may vary.

 

Power Boat Pre-Transport Checklist

    Secure all hatches/lids

    Secure doors

    Remove all ropes and fenders

    Remove life ring

    Remove barbecues, coolers, etc.

    Secure all items in the cockpit (carpets, electronic covers, etc.)

    Secure/remove sun pads

    Secure antennas down

    Box up all loose items on board

    Secure all interior cabinet doors

    Secure all salon doors

    Remove all canvas and put inside

    If the boat is to be shipped with a tunnel cover on, please be sure that the fastenings are adequate to withstand highway speeds

    Remove ALL tarps from boat (tarps will not withstand highway speeds)

    Remove shrink wrap (shrink wrap is designed for storage only and may damage boat during transport)

    Remove all items extending past the stated length and width of your boat

    Secure anchor with an extra safety strap

    In most cases boats 32’ and up require the radar to be removed (or hung underneath of the arch)

    If the boat has outdrives, stow up at a minimum of 50%

    If the boat is 32’ or bigger and has a fly bridge, in some cases the fly bridge may need to be removed

    Batteries must be disconnected or have switches in off position

    Boats are designed to withstand wet environments. However, in the event of rain, if there is anything on you would like to keep dry please stow accordingly.

 

Remember, we TRANSPORT boats. There will be an additional fee if we need to prepare your boat for transport. To avoid extra charges, please ensure that all checklist items are completed before pick-up time. Your quoted price covers a 30 minute load and 30 minutes to unload. In most cases this is more than double the time required.

Our drivers are experienced, dependable boat transporters who will take the utmost care to deliver your boat in the best condition. However, we cannot be held responsible for pre-existing structural flaws so please be sure that your boat is sufficiently sound for road transport.

If a third party is responsible for the preparation of your boat for transport (dealer, marina, etc.) please ensure that they are aware of the items outlined above.

Any questions or concerns can be addressed to Land Tug at 1-800-877-9808.

 

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Sailboat Accessibility and Delivery Checklist

 

Water pick-up/drop off:

Sailboats cannot be loaded out of the water. A crane or travel lift is required to put your boat on its cradle.

 

Marina pick-up/drop off:

Boat must be located with 60’ of straight access in front of bow.

Boat must be on a steel shipping cradle

Cradle must be blocked 6” off the ground on all 4 corners and centre of keel

Mast must be accessible

 

Residential pickup/drop off:

Boat must be located with 60’ of straight access in front of bow.

Boat must be blocked with at least 6” of space between the cradle and the ground

Driveway must be accessible to a 70’ tractor trailer

Ground must be solid/dry to provide traction for a heavy weight vehicle

Tractor trailers have a large turn radius. Please remove any brush or debris prior to arrival

Boat must be blocked on level ground upon delivery. If level ground is not available please notify us prior to delivery.

Please have blocks ready prior to delivery

 

Blocks and/or stands

Hardwood 6”x8”x15” blocks and are preferred. Please check your size of boat on the list below to ensure you have enough blocks upon delivery:

15’- 25’: 5 blocks

26’-30’: 6 blocks

31’-36’: 8 blocks

37’+: 12 blocks

Concrete blocks can be used however they do have the potential to break. Railroad ties are not ideal due to inconsistency in size and tendency to split and rot. Pressure treated 6”x6”x15” blocks are acceptable; however please ensure that you have 20% more available than the quantities listed above.

Please have an assortment of scrap wood, plywood, carpet, etc. for minor adjustments. This allows us to ensure your boat is blocked completely securely and level.

We do not carry blocks with us. However, if necessary we can supply them for a fee (order basis only). Prices may vary.

 

Sailboat Pre-Transport Checklist

    Sailboats require a structurally sound steel shipping cradle for transport

    Any dinghies must be removed

    Ladders must be secured inside the cradle

    Secure all hatches

    Secure doors

    Remove all ropes and fenders

    Remove life ring

    Remove barbecues, coolers, etc.

    Secure all items in the cockpit (carpets, electronic covers, etc.)

    Secure antennas down

    Box up all loose items on board

    Secure all interior cabinet doors

    Secure all salon doors

    Remove all canvas and put inside

    Remove ALL tarps from boat (tarps will not withstand highway speeds)

    Remove shrink wrap (shrink wrap is designed for storage only and may damage boat during transport)

    Remove all items extending past the stated length and width of your boat

    Secure anchor with an extra safety strap

    Remove radar arch

    Batteries must be disconnected or have switches in off position

    Boats are designed to withstand wet environments. However, in the event of rain, if there is anything on you would like to keep dry please stow accordingly.

    Masts must be down and wrapped every 2’ to secure any cables or wires

    We prefer masts to be removed and placed in an easily accessible spot on the starboard side of the boat. If the mast weighs more than 250lbs we may require assistance to load the mast onto the trailer.

Remember, we TRANSPORT boats. There will be an additional fee if we need to prepare your boat for transport. To avoid extra charges, please ensure that all checklist items are completed before pick-up time. Your quoted price covers a one hour load and one hour to unload. In most cases this is more than double the time required.

Our drivers are experienced, dependable boat transporters who will take the utmost care to deliver your boat in the best condition. However, we cannot be held responsible for pre-existing structural flaws so please be sure that your boat is sufficiently sound for road transport.

If a third party is responsible for the preparation of your boat for transport (dealer, marina, etc.) please ensure that they are aware of the items outlined above.

Any questions or concerns can be addressed to Land Tug at 1-800-877-9808.

 

 

Printable pdf or WORD documents: