Most craft are shipped by RoRo (Roll on Roll off) ferry, either on a cradle or a trailer. These are charged based on volume, with slightly different rates for trailer and cradle.
Larger (and taller) craft or sailing yachts with the rig up, are shipped as deck cargo, typically using a water-to-water service. This service is normally charged on plan area (ie B x H) and weight. In most cases a cradle is provided by the shipper.
For smaller craft transported in a container, the rate is per container, subject to weight limits.
Using Ebay to market US Boats to European / International Buyers
Let’s be honest, few if any international buyers are going to bid on a boat thousands of miles away. But, like it or not, Ebay is one of ‘the’ global shop windows and whilst buying may not occur online, listing boats on Ebay will stimulate interest and enquiries.
So lets consider the key components to a successful Ebay export campaign:
Check if export is an option
We hate to start with a show stopper but there really is little point promoting a craft for export if it's simply not economic.
Making sure your boat can be legally used in European (EEA) waters is a first crucial step. We provide guidance from the start , then undertake the full CE assessment on your behalf. Check the details of your craft now.
RCD exemption is typically based on evidence of use in EEA waters prior to 16th June 1998. If you think your craft may be exempt, tell us why and we’ll confirm your position. If agreed, then we’ll give you our RCD exemption certificate.
Transport in the USA, ocean freight or onward delivery in Europe, we have the partners to deliver the services you seek whether on a trailer or cradle. Cradle manufacture, shrink wrap, valet , insurance , it’s all there for you .