Anyone haul boats?

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by RunningAces, Jun 26, 2022.

  1. RunningAces

    RunningAces Heavy Load Member

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    Got an offer to haul new boats from a factory near me that aren't over size and would fit on my 48' flat. Broker says 100k cargo insurance is fine but I don't see how when new boats can be over $150k new each. What about boat check stations, do new boats need to stop at those? Anything else I should know about hauling new boats? It seems like a particularly risky commodity to haul.
     
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  3. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Yes u need to stop at boat check stations. Dont know anything about them other then that. Raise your cargo insurance isnt gonna cost much
     
  4. RunningAces

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    Thanks, I think I'll give my insurance company a call Monday and get a quote from them for increased cargo insurance and boats specifically.
     
  5. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    I increased mine from 100k to 250k which is the max with progressive and it only cost me another 300 bucks with 6 months left on my policy
     
  6. Bean Jr.

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    It depends what boats you're hauling regarding cargo insurance. Sea Doo switch is a boat, and they may top out at $30,000 each, so that would be under $100,000 cargo
     
  7. RunningAces

    RunningAces Heavy Load Member

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    Thanks. I believe these are more in the $100k+ range each though.
     
  8. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    Good info. I'm also with progressive, and one broker i deal with has 250k requirements on certain loads.

    Those loads are paying about 3-400 more than their loads requiring 100k.
     
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  9. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Go for it! I triedto go higher then that but progressive only go up to 250k apparently..
     
  10. MacLean

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    I was pricing a new Mastercraft wake boat and I couldn’t get out of there quick enough. They were definitely proud of it.
     
  11. JonJon78

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    How come I've never seen boats on a flatbed? Normally its either Step, RGN, or special boat trailer....
     
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