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Blog: Buy Boats Online

By Admin | January 8, 2014

When importers buy boat online in US there are many factors to consider: boat price, boat location, trailer or no trailer, shipping method to be used and many more. It seems to be a very easy decision considering low US boat prices but that is so much more complicated when people think. Import charges also is a big factor to consider when import a  boat from US.

How to  measure and weigh my boat?

LOA or Overall length include bow pulpits, swim platforms, motor brackets and the length of the motors or out drives in the raised position.

Beam or Overall width is measured as the widest point of the boat including anything attached to the sides of the vessel. You may have to mark the wide points on the ground by a drop line and then measure those points.

Height or Overall height is measured from the bottom of the keel to the highest non-removable part of the vessel. Should the boat be shipped on a cradle the height is from the bottom of the cradle to the highest point on the boat.

Should the boat be shipped on a trailer the dimensions must include those of the trailer.

Weight is the fully loaded weight with all equipment, trailer/cradle and water/fuel if applicable.

For a sailing yacht you will also need to provide the dimensions of the mast or masts.

If using a container service, who will arrange for the loading and securing of the boat?

We will pick up you boat anywhere in US: boat dealer, boat trader, ebay seller, private seller, liquidation auction, copart, insurance auction iaai, marina, boat storage and  deliver to our loading facility where we will pack, secure and load her and then we will deliver container with boat (s) to port.

What documents are required to arrange the Customs formalities?

To make sure there are no delays when buy boats online, it is important that we have all necessary documentation promptly. Below is a list of  the minimum required documents to present to US Customs and for most countries destination Customs Clearance when buy boats.

  • Bill of sale, invoice or proof of value when importer already owns the boat.
  • Boat Title Copy
  • Photo ID: Passport or Driver’s license copy
  • Filled out Letter of Intent (we provide to you)  


Providing we have all documentation in advance, will allow us to liaise with all authorities to ensure you’re yacht can be made available as soon as possible. For more information on what type of clearance best suits your situation please feel free to contact us. This is best discussed prior to the vessel sailing, to ensure the correct documents are complete at origin.


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