Boat delivery

Discussion in 'Trailering' started by jim vogt, May 3, 2019.

  1. jim vogt

    jim vogt Member

    Apr 27, 2019
    1989 Sea Ray 270Amberjack
    twin 4.3
    I'm new here and wondering if anyone can direct me to someone who can deliver a boat for me. I'm buying a 1988 Sea Ray 270 Amberjack. 10' beam and weights about 7,000#. It's on a tri-axle trailer. I need it moved from northern Michigan to Milwaukee
  2. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Northern Michigan to Milwaukee???? Deliver that thing on the WATER! That would be a fun trip. A great opportunity to get to know your new boat...
  3. Golfman25

    Golfman25 Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    While I agree, some of us don't have that kind of time. :)
  4. yobub

    yobub Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jul 29, 2016
    1998 400 Sundancer
    Cat 3116's
    There is a company based out of Northern Illinois called Great Lakes Boat Transport. I haven't used them but I've talked with them on several occasions, and they seem to be a good operation.
    They may be scaled for larger operations, but it's worth a call to find out.

    Others may recommend going through U Ship. It's a great way to get quotes to get a competitive rate, and then see whether you are comfortable with the service. My personal experience is that you get alot of brokers quoting on the shipment, but you don't know who is actually carrying the load. Other may have different experiences.
  5. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Should be weekend doable. If you don't have that kind of time I don't know why you'd buy a boat :):)
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  6. El Capitan

    El Capitan Active Member

    Jul 9, 2014
    Chicago IL./Vero Beach, Fl
    1970 SRV 180 w 2.5L Mercruiser.
    2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
    120HP Mercruiser
    Great Lakes Marine Service is a legit company but when I inquired about a 25 ft no trailer for 650 mile delivery they said boat too small.
  7. Express 390

    Express 390 Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Sep 14, 2018
    South Shore of Long Island NY
    1986 SeaRay 390 EC
    1993 SeaRay 290 DA single 7.4 /Bravo 2
    Twin 454 Crusaders inboards 4 blades
    If the boating is interfering with the job Simple! Quit the job LOL :D
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  8. OllieC

    OllieC Active Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    Rent a 1ton and go get it.

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