$5,000 sounds high but the price of fuel has dramatically raised prices and MD is a long way for someone to go and pick it up so that is the reason for the high price....Good luck in your search
Oops, did'nt even look at the specs. Anything over 8'6" is a pain to move and will be impossible to get it done for $3000...Not saying it won't happen but I would be very suprised if you got it moved for anywhere near $3000.dallasboats.com said:It's the beam, permit required.
My business services several escort companies. Checked with one and the 5k is in the ballpark. He said to shop it around, but don't be too worried if you don't get a price under 4k. Like Dallas stated, it's the beam and the permit costs not to mention the DIESEL fuel costs. Once you hit the 12' beam mark, your a sittin duck if you try to haul it without the proper permits. He said to watch out for the scammers that will take your cash up front, and once you get pulled over, it's YOUR boat that the local DOT seizes. They simply drive off-----with your cash!!!! Not only see the documents, but make a call to validate that the permit is REAL!!!dallasboats.com said:It's the beam, permit required.
Very special yacht.Ok, here's the deal. I'm in the process of purchasing a boat which is located in the city of North East, MD. and I need to have it transported to the city of Pottsboro, TX(Lake Texoma). The owner has accepted my offer and I will be flying into Baltimore in about two weeks (Nov. 12th-14th) to make sure the boat is what it is supposed to be.
Here's the problem I'm having. I've gotten a couple of quotes on transporting the boat here and the quotes are coming in around the $5,000 range, and this is not acceptable to me. I know some of you fellas have some contacts and I need your help.
This is what I'm offering: I am willing to pay a $200 bounty to the person that can get me the BEST price UNDER $3000. There are some rules here. The transport company MUST be insured and I MUST see a copy of their insurance. The lowest price MUST be confirmed with the transport company in the form of a quote (I will obtain the quote after you relay me the info on the company). I need to know who your contact person is at the company and their phone number (Do not put this on Speedwake...I will get this from you after the ending of the bounty hunt.) The price you submit on this thread must be for securing the boat, transporting the boat and launching into the lake. The boat will not be crane lifted off the truck unless the price is just to good to pass up. I will pay the marina in Maryland for lifting the boat onto the transport truck. They must be able to transport the boat within the next 30 days (the sooner the better.) I would prefer to pay the bounty winner by PayPal, but we can always workout something if you don't use them. The bounty hunt starts now and ends Friday, Nov 5th at 5:00pm CST. You will get your bounty whether I purchase the boat or not......I'm not going to work you for nothing.
Here's the boat's spec's (if you need more, let me know):
1989 Carver 32 Montego 32'(Express Cruiser)
LOA is 36' 9" with pulpit and swim platform.
Beam is 12' 4"
Dry Weight is 12145 LBS.
Bridge clearance is 9'
Thanks and Good Luck!