Buying a boat interstate maybe. Any ideas on the shipping?

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Post by fridge » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:41 pm

I paid about 2k for aquatic boat transport about 18 mths ago Bris to Dwn, 5m boat. No dramas with them.



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Post by Edo » Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:23 am

Out of curiosity I got a quote to take my 5.6m from Darwin to Brissy by aquatic and they wanted 2400. Thought it was supposed to be cheaper heading south?

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Post by andybuck » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:37 pm

Sorry to re-activate an old thread, I'm based in Darwin and have just bought a Stacer 429 Outlaw (on trailer) in Townsville (got a better deal than I could find on any boat in Darwin, even factoring in transport) and need to get it trucked up. Got 2 x quotes so far, one from Aquatic Boat Transport for $2750 and one from Twenty Forty Transport for $2135. Does anyone know any other companies that do this run that are reliable but may be cheaper? Or have any feedback on either of these companies?
Some friends have recommended listing it on backloading websites and Facebook to see if any randoms out there are doing the drive and want to bring it up. I'm a but suss on this but again, any recommendations welcomed.
Cheers and hopefully see you out on the water soon!

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Post by deepblack » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:53 pm

$2135 is cheap. Just use them and insure it up the wahzoo.
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Post by Flickin4em » Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:58 am

Cevas took 1300 off me to bring a motorbike up from melbourne..

So 2 and a bit sounds cheap
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Post by andybuck » Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:44 pm

Cheers, have heard about NT Hauliers in meantime, have sent a request for a quote, will see what they come back at, not expecting any replies over easter!

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Post by andybuck » Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:35 pm

Quote from NT Hauliers to top load it was $1250 +GST, can't give a definite date as they need to wait for a load with spare space but spoke to the bloke and said it shouldn't take long. I'm in no rush so that's nearly an extra $1000 I can spend on the boat/gear when it arrives. Thanks for the tips. In case anyone else was wondering, NT Hauliers also quoted $2125 + GST for booked space on next available load. (NB the Twenty Forty quote was $2135 including GST).

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Post by dan444 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:16 pm

Try Distribution Direct in Townsville. They shipped my new boat to Darwin recently, no worries.

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Post by ponyplay » Wed May 02, 2018 9:46 pm

andybuck wrote:Quote from NT Hauliers to top load it was $1250 +GST, can't give a definite date as they need to wait for a load with spare space but spoke to the bloke and said it shouldn't take long. I'm in no rush so that's nearly an extra $1000 I can spend on the boat/gear when it arrives. Thanks for the tips. In case anyone else was wondering, NT Hauliers also quoted $2125 + GST for booked space on next available load. (NB the Twenty Forty quote was $2135 including GST).
gday andy how did you end up getting boat from townsville ? am in same boat possibly :mrgreen:

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