We are looking to upgrade to a larger boat, in the 50' range, with a fly bridge. Problem is, there are very few on the west coast (just 2 in fact), compared to many on the east coast and lakes.

Our broker is telling us that we should only consider boats on the coast, that can be moved by container ship, and that shipping via truck is a bad idea - that the fly bridge would have to be removed (so the truck can clear overpasses) and many times the boat isn't the same after such a journey. Obviously some boats must be moved by trucks -- how else would they get to lakes???

I'd like to hear about experiences moving larger boats, particularly across country.